Donald Trump’s Mother’s Day message had no mention of any of his wives, and the internet’s not having it
In the words of Donald Trump himself, Mother’s Day is “one of the most important days of the year… a special opportunity to thank all of the mothers and grandmothers in our lives.” Only he had a little trouble sticking to that message himself.
In a video message shared to Twitter on Mother’s Day, Trump thanked American mothers, saying “Since the earliest days of our republic, America’s strength has come from the love and courage and devotion of our mothers.”
Happy Mother’s Day!!! pic.twitter.com/zw71dnT7TJ
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 13, 2018
He then went on to give a long and touching tribute to his own late mother, Mary MacLeod. Only one thing was missing from the message (or really, three things, if we’re being picky), and the internet was quick to point it out.
How about the mothers of your children you abomination?— A Dissident is Here (@Pulpiteer) May 14, 2018
That’s right. Trump didn’t make a single mention of his wife, Melania, the mother of his son Barron — or either of the other two mothers of his children. It was a snub that didn’t go unnoticed by Trump’s critics.
What about the Mother’s of your Children .... no appreciation there ?— GINA (@KALEBSGMA) May 14, 2018
You have three (that we know of) babies mommies so the least you could have done is wished Melania and ex wives a Happy Mother’s Day. After all, they brought into this world a “Trump” so they should get a shout out by the sperm donor.— Vegasmisty (@dar_klitzka) May 13, 2018
Obviously somebody wrote that first part for you because it actually sounded coherent, the last part is just you rambling as usual. Happy Mother’s Day Melania. Someone has to say it. You have my deepest sympathy.— Betty Walsh (@bettyinmaine) May 13, 2018
While we can’t confirm that he was actually golfing, Trump did spend Mother’s Day at one of his golf clubs, according to a White House pool report.
This isn’t the first time Trump has snubbed Melania on social media. He drew quite a bit of criticism when he tweeted to wish her a happy birthday… using a photo that he was front and center in.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 26, 2017
He was called out in January for completely failing to make any public mention of his and Melania’s anniversary, which is a far cry from the Obamas, who make us sob yearly with their sweet anniversary tributes to each other.
Twenty years ago today, I married the love of my life and my best friend. Happy anniversary, Michelle. -bo
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) October 3, 2012
And it looks even worse for Trump that even his son Donald Jr. wished his wife, Vanessa, a heartfelt happy Mother’s Day while they’re in the midst of a divorce.
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) May 13, 2018
When Twitter continues to make for one embarrassing gaffe after another for this president, wouldn’t it just make more sense to drop the social media and focus on, I don’t know, governing? Now there’s a Mother’s Day gift we would all love.