President Donald Trump has never been great at his job, having literally complained to a reporter towards its start that being president of the United States is harder than he thought it would be. His presidency got marked by another gaffe this Friday while leaving the White House for a ceremony in Paris marking the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.
Reporter Jennifer Jacobs shared that after Trump took questions from reporters at the White House for under half an hour before his departure, he went to leave without First Lady Melania Trump.
She explained of the president:
‘Got annoyed with us on questions about whether he wants to rein Mueller. Snapped his coat lapels, walked toward helicopter and realized he’d forgotten wife, under a White House door canopy. Came back to get her.’
Trump took our questions for 25 minutes in a cold windy drizzle. Got annoyed with us on questions about whether he wants to rein Mueller. Snapped his coat lapels, walked toward helicopter and realized he’d forgotten wife, under a White House door canopy. Came back to get her. pic.twitter.com/yq1jBRTNZH
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) November 9, 2018
How does someone even appear to forget their wife? Is this really the guy we’re supposed to trust to lead one of the most powerful nations in the world? Seriously?
It’s not the first time the president and Melania have been party to a strange public occurrence. For instance, lots of people noticed when on an airport runway in Israel, she literally batted his hand away. The celebrity rumor mill has suggested at times that she’s keen on leaving the president — like for good, via divorce — but well, she’s still there for now. After she took weeks to reappear in the public eye following a kidney surgery, some found themselves wondering if she’d followed through.
Meanwhile, her husband continues on with his nonsense. Speaking to reporters at the White House Friday morning, he faced questions over — among other issues — why he’s put Jeff Sessions’ chief of staff Matthew Whitaker in charge of the Justice Department as acting Attorney General after he forced Sessions to resign. Whitaker, for one, has never been confirmed by the U.S. Senate for any position, and additionally — suspiciously — has made a mark as an opponent of the Mueller investigation.
‘Well Matt Whitaker, I don’t know Matt Whitaker. Matt Whitaker worked for Jeff Sessions. And he was always extremely highly thought of, and he still is. But I didn’t know Matt Whitaker. He worked for Attorney General Sessions.’
It’s difficult to simultaneously claim that Trump doesn’t know Whitaker and that he knows enough about him to have personally appointed him to lead the United States Justice Department.
It’s more of the same familiar mess from the president.
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