Either Trump’s mental health is taking a serious nose dive in the worst kind of way, or the man is far more butthurt over his son Barron being taller than him than we realized. Because today, the man seemed to forget that the boy was even his son.
After spending his morning making a complete mockery out of one of this nation’s most heartbreaking anniversaries — that of the 9/11 attack 18 years ago — Trump sat down to discuss a few things in the Oval Office — one of which was the recent uptick in vaping and vaping-related deaths and injuries in the country.
In the process of speaking with the gathering of reporters, Donald attempted to use his youngest child, son Barron Trump, as an excuse for why his wife Melania is sticking her nose in the middle of the vaping business these days. But in doing so, it seems he forgot that he’s supposed to actually like his own son — or at the very least, claim him.
“We can’t have our youth be so affected,” Trump stated regarding the increase in individuals that are choosing to vape and the subsequent resulting injuries and deaths. “People are dying with vaping, so we’re looking at it very closely.”
Trump then attempted to explain that the First Lady has become so personally invested in the issue because “she’s got a son.”
Evidently he forgot there for a moment that Melania does, in fact, have a son… With him.
He doubled back and attempted to correct himself by quickly adding “together” in the middle of his sentence, no doubt in hopes that people just wouldn’t notice.
“That’s how the First Lady got involved,” Trump explained. “She’s got a son — together — that’s a beautiful young man, & she feels very very strongly about it.”
Trump indicates that his drive against vaping came at the behest of Melania. He then describes his son Barron in a very odd way.
“That’s how the First Lady involved. She’s got a son — together — that’s a beautiful young man, & she feels very very strongly about it.” pic.twitter.com/s5wNzUCSmj
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 11, 2019
But that did absolutely nothing to stop everyone on Twitter from noticing his gaffe:
Barron, this is your lucky day. Trump is NOT the father!
— Cat Food Casserole (@CasseroleFood) September 11, 2019
He could be excused for not thinking Barron is his son considering how little time they seem to spend together.
— Pé Resists (@4everNeverTrump) September 11, 2019
Does Trump know who the father is?
— AnnmarieS (@annmariechez) September 11, 2019
“I just met Melanie’s son Barron for the first time earlier today and I can tell you he’s tremendous, just tremendous, so true, that I can tell you, believe me.”
— Trumpy Trumpy (parody) (@outofcontroljb) September 11, 2019
Taking a moment to point out he’s distancing himself from his own son and he can barely. Frigging. TALK.#NeverForget. This is who we’ve got.
— Joshua Rodgers (@jjrodgersnh) September 11, 2019
She’s got a son… together…. with????
Oh I know- Trudeau!
— TwoEyesTwoFeet (@ThisFlyin) September 11, 2019
Wow..pretty clear he thinks of Barron as Melania’s project only.#TrumpIsADisgrace
— Julie Harrison (@iluvrhi) September 11, 2019
Does he know he is Barron’s father?
— polly dymock (@pollsstar) September 11, 2019
Of course, Barron is missing some of the key body parts that make Ivanka so memorable to her dad. So, you can understand where some of the confusion is coming from.
Featured image via DC Tribune Gallery
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