‘Busy’ Trump admits he didn’t get wife much for her birthday

April 26, 2018

In this April 24, 2018, photo, President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump prepare to greet French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron as they arrive for a State Dinner at the White House in Washington. It's Melania Trump's birthday, and President Donald Trump thinks he might be in a little trouble. When Trump was asked what he got his wife for her 48th birthday, the president acknowledged that "maybe I didn't get her so much." He added: "You know, I'm very busy." In a telephone interview Thursday with the hosts of "Fox & Friends," Trump did say that he'd gotten his wife a "beautiful card" and some flowers. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Are flowers and a card enough?

On Melania Trump’s 48th birthday, President Donald Trump worried Thursday that his gift might not be sufficient.

Trump got an interview with “Fox & Friends” going by giving a shout-out to the first lady: “So, happy birthday to Melania,” he said.

Asked what he had gotten his wife, Trump said: “I better not get into that because I may get in trouble. Maybe I didn’t get her so much.”

Justifying that, he added, “You know, I’m very busy.”

He later offered that he had gotten Mrs. Trump “a beautiful card and some beautiful flowers” and added that she’s a wonderful wife.

The president isn’t the only one who’s been busy.

The first lady planned Tuesday’s state dinner for the president of France. Last weekend, she attended the Houston funeral of former first lady Barbara Bush. And she and the president recently hosted the Japanese prime minister and his wife at the Trumps’ Florida estate for a two-day visit.

Mrs. Trump’s office said she’ll spend her birthday with family.

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