Donald Trump celebrated his 72nd birthday on June 14 and once again, his braggadocios nature lead him to tell people that he spent his birthday with his wife. According to reports, however, Melania Trump was in New York City on her husband’s birthday and, notably, he was not with her.
Things between Donald and Melania Trump have been puzzling long before Trump was elected president. Since entering the White House the press presence has been captured several bizarre interactions between the couple, which seem neither comfortable or happy.
You can see several times in the video below where Melania Trump rebuffs the president’s attempt to hold her hand, video courtesy of the Huffington Post:
Vanity Fair reports that Melania Trump was seen by photographers on Thursday, the president’s birthday, traveling via black S.U.V. to a series of “meetings.” This information by itself was curious, but became even curiouser when you add to it Trump’s bizarre behavior.
While giving an interview to Fox News host Steve Doocy, the president announced that he received lots of kisses from his wife for his birthday. You can watch the interaction in the video below:
Trump says he got “a lot of good kisses” from his “beautiful” wife Melania for his birthday pic.twitter.com/7JIfkIg01b
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) June 15, 2018
While Trump’s take on who was doling out kisses to him today might seem normal, the first lady’s spokesperson reportedly said that on Wednesday and Thursday Melania was in New York. No information was given whether she departed for D.C. once her errands were finished.
The first lady’s spokesperson also took the opportunity to clarify some comments that Donald Trump made previously, which claimed that Melania was unable to fly following a routine kidney procedure. Following the procedure, the first lady wasn’t in the public eye for the following month. When questioned why Melania wouldn’t be at his side for his trip to Singapore and the famous meeting with Kim Jong Un, Trump said that she wasn’t allowed to fly. According her spokeswoman, she is allowed to fly, just not internationally.
It’s not beyond the realm of possibility that Melania did make it to D.C. in time to shower her husband with kisses, but the likelihood of that taking place prior to Trump’s comments to Fox News are highly unlikely. So why all the cover up? When lies are told so frequently that it sets people’s heads spinning, questions like this might seem trite but they need to be asked. What are they covering up?
You can read some of the top responses to Melania Trump’s absence on her husband’s birthday from Twitter users below:
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