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Trump Says He Was Too Busy To Get Melania A Gift For Her Birthday Today

"I got her a beautiful card."

Posted on April 26, 2018, at 9:16 a.m. ET

President Donald Trump said Thursday he decided to call in to Fox & Friends because today is Melania Trump's birthday.

Never mind that minutes earlier his nominee for Veterans Affairs secretary dropped out, amid a series of allegations of poor professional behavior.
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Never mind that minutes earlier his nominee for Veterans Affairs secretary dropped out, amid a series of allegations of poor professional behavior.

"I picked a very, very special day because it is Melania's birthday. I said, 'Let's do it on Melania's birthday.' Happy birthday, Melania," Trump said on air.

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So host Brian Kilmeade asked the logical question: What'd you get her?

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And then there was a bit of a pause.

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"Well, I better not get into that because I may get in trouble," Trump said.

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"Maybe I didn't get her so much."

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"I got her a beautiful card! You know I'm too busy to be running out looking for presents. OK, but I got her a beautiful card and some beautiful flowers."

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(Same.)

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Then he added, "She did a fantastic job with France."

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Here's the moment:

Trump tells Fox and Friends he didn't get Melania anything for her birthday today because he is too busy, but he did her her a card and flowers. https://t.co/go3bNHrGQY

HBD, Melania.

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