While speaking to on-ground rescue teams, he said, "I just want to thank everybody, the first responders, on behalf of myself, our vice-President. Melania really wanted to be with us, it's really touched her heart."
Except that she was there, next to him. Err.
The first lady, though, kept a straight face and nodded when the president mentioned her.
The video is from a September 14 briefing by the POTUS in Fort Myers on the rescue efforts in hurricane-hit Florida.
Jump to 1:00 to watch the apparent goof-up:
If you're confused by the clip, you're not alone. Social media too wondered what was going on with Donald Trump
If this doesn't demonstrate a complete break with reality, then I don't know what does!! The look on Melanie's face is clearly being stunned— Maureen Startin (@MaureenStartin) September 22, 2017
Oh. Donald Trump completely forgot Melania existed during a speech last week. - Mamamia News— Kiwi shame (@Tosproget16) September 24, 2017
Trump Says "Melania Really Wanted to Be With Us"-While She's Standing Next to Him https://t.co/daFDH5hx5T Hope he forgets the nuclear codes.— Dr. Brian Goldman (@NightShiftMD) September 24, 2017
Great marriage is when your wife is always with you...even when she is. https://t.co/GsWtKiVZju— Danna (@dplewe) September 23, 2017
There's something seriously wrong with this guy.— Richard Epcar (@RichardEpcar) September 22, 2017
Though many came to his defense that the US president was probably just speaking on her behalf.
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