Trump slammed for snubbing Melania in gushing Mother's Day tribute

Sarah Carty
Senior Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer

They’ve been married for 13 years and have a 12-year-old son together but Donald Trump failed to mention his wife, Melania, in his Mother’s Day tribute speech.

The 71-year-old President of the United States took to Twitter yesterday to post a gushing video where he waxed lyrical about his ‘warm, loving and tough’ mother.

But despite having five children by three different women Trump didn’t mention any one of them – most notably his wife Melania.

Donald Trump has snubbed Melania Trump in his Mother’s Day speech. Photo: Twitter/Donald Trump

“This Sunday is one of the most important days of the year, Mother’s Day. It’s a special opportunity to thank all of the mothers and grandmothers in our lives,” Trump started the video.

He then went on to reveal all about his Scottish mother, who he claims helped shape who he is today.

“She was just incredible – warm, loving, really smart, could be tough if she had to be, but basically, she was a really nice person,” he said.

“So much of what I’ve done and so much of what I’ve become is because of my mother.

“I miss her a lot. So, I say this to you as I think about my mother, Happy Mother’s Day and God bless the United States of America.”

People on Twitter were quick to point out that he had forgotten to mention one important person in his life, his wife and mother of his child, Melania Trump.

Melania is the mother of Trump’s 12-year-old son, Barron Trump. Photo: Getty Images

“Yet another opportunity for Trump to show America & the World he loves Melania, the mother of his child. Yet not 1 word about her. No other tweet about her,” on person said.

“Happy Mother’s Day to Melania. You know, the Mother of your youngest son. She deserves a medal for staying with you. You have no respect for her; it is always about you,” another person said.

Another commented said ‘way to mention your wife, the First Lady, the woman who is helping you raise your 12-year’old son a person said, while another said ‘you forget someone? Oh like the mother of your children? You wouldn’t give Melania a special wish?’.

Others compared Trump’s Mother’s Day message to Obama’s Twitter post, where he uploaded an image of his whole family and gushed over his wife, Michelle.

“Happy Mother’s Day to ever mom out there, especially the remarkable moms in my life, Michelle Obama and my mother-in-law, Marian Robinson,” it read.

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