President Trump had Americans cringing this Mother’s Day after he shared a video message of himself talking about his relationship with his mother.
In the short video, the president talked about his own mother, alongside several other noteworthy mothers throughout American history whose “love and courage and devotion” he said have helped shape the nation.
“America’s strength has come from the love and courage and devotion of our mothers,” he said. “Through their grit, determination and incredible spirit, they pioneered the West and settled the frontier.”
He also opened up about his own mother, Mary MacLeod, who was born in Scotland and passed away back in 2000.
Happy Mother’s Day!!! pic.twitter.com/zw71dnT7TJ
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 13, 2018
“I learned so much from my mother,” Trump said. “She was just incredible. warm, loving, really smart, could be tough if she had to be, but basically she was a really nice person.”
“So much of what I’ve done and so much of what I’ve become is because of my mother,” he added. “I miss her a lot.”
Many Americans are finding it hypocritical of Trump to spread a message of warmth, after he spent the week ruthlessly tearing into his political opponents.
Here is what America had to say:
And to think in trumps 1 yr all that you've accomplished, ASTONISHING ISN'T IT! pic.twitter.com/C1LMobDUh9
— kue (@DelavanteR) May 13, 2018
I feel bad for your mom! She gave birth to a MONSTER!
— Braxton (@braxtonryn) May 13, 2018
Happy Mother’s day to all the #Resistance mothers out there, who will help in removing this clown from office.
— Mister Bumface💭 (@misterbumface) May 13, 2018
Donald Trump can't even take a minute to wish Moms a Happy Mother's day without using a teleprompter.
— Ed Krassenstein (@EdKrassen) May 13, 2018
LET US KNOW WHAT YOU THINK