President Trump has revealed that he got First Lady Melania a “beautiful card,” for Christmas, but that he is “still working” on her gift.
The president made those remarks in response to a question from a soldier during a teleconference where he was wishing Happy Holidays to US military members stationed overseas for the holiday season.
Trump has previously acknowledged his need for “some improvement” in the gift-giving department. Last year, during an interview on “FOX & Friends,” the president admitted he was too busy to buy the first lady a birthday present. In the beginning of that interview, he even jokingly suggested that the appearance itself could be considered a gift.
As far as the current countdown to Christmas, and a gift for the First Lady, speaking from his Mar-A-Lago club in Florida, Trump told the troops, “I’m working on a lot of things.” When he was asked what he’d gotten Mrs. Trump. “I got her a beautiful card that — actually, I had a number of them, I picked the nicest one.”
Though the president went on to praise their relationship as one filled with “a lot of love,” he admitted he was “still working on a Christmas present.”
“Is that okay?” he asked. “There’s a little time left. Not too much, but there’s a little time left … You made me think. I’m going to have to start working on that real fast.”
Also during the teleconference with the servicemen and women, Trump also addressed his famous cameo in the 1992 holiday film Home Alone 2: Lost in New York after he was asked by a soldier if it’s his favorite Christmas flick.
“A lot of people mention it every year, especially around Christmas,” he said. “I was a little bit younger, to put it mildly, and it was an honor to do it. And it turned out to be a big hit obviously, it’s a big Christmas hit, one of the biggest, so it’s an honor to be involved in something like that. You always like to see success.”