The President of the United States is both a misogynist and a moron, but it’s nearly impossible to tell which one he’s more of, and this video is the perfect example of the difficulty of trying to figure that out.
He could have been saying that Melania really wanted to come down and help with the disaster relief in the present tense, but that would require a vocabulary that humans use. When you say that someone “wanted to be with us” and you just leave it at that, it typically means that they’re not there. I’d be willing to bet that this is just another example of Trump foot-in-mouth disease, and because he has the vocabulary of a 1st grader, he says shit like this which comes off like he doesn’t know that Melania is right behind him. “Melania really wanted to be with us” is probably his fast food-addled brain’s way of saying “Melania was really excited to come and help today.” But apparently that verbiage is too advanced for him, and because he just left it at “wanted to be with us,” the entire internet jumped on this unforced error. If he hadn’t spent his entire life demonstrating for the whole world that he’s a sexist piece of shit, he may deserve the benefit of the doubt here, but alas, he doesn’t. Fuck Donald Trump.
Jacob Weindling is a staff writer for Paste politics. Follow him on Twitter at @Jakeweindling.