With Melania Next To Him, Donald Trump Says She Really Wanted To Be Here

"Melania really wanted to be with us, it's really touched her heart," he said in the speech.

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With Melania Next To Him, Donald Trump Says She Really Wanted To Be Here

The clip is from a September 14 briefing on Hurricane Irma relief work in Florida (AFP)

In his latest gaffe, US President Donald Trump seemingly forgot the first lady was standing right next to him as he said "she really wanted to be with us" in a speech about Hurricane Irma rescue work.

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
 
Though many came to his defense that the US president was probably just speaking on her behalf.

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