Thursday was the birthday of President Donald Trump, who turned 72 this year. In other words, if you’re his close friend and wanted to write a message on his Facebook wall, you’re way too late at this point.
Trump’s birthday comes at a busy time for the president, who’s been busy wrestling with the G-7 and signing a major agreement with North Korea.
So, what does he want to celebrate the big 7-2? Apple Watch, perhaps?
The president was appearing on Fox News in a Friday interview from the White House lawn when the question came up.
“Yesterday, big day, not only did the (inspector general’s) report come out, but it was your birthday,” host Steve Doocy said.
“That’s right,” Trump responded.
“Any good presents?” Doocy asked.
“A lot of good kisses,” Trump began. “I got a lot of phone calls from people that I would have never gotten phone calls from. I got phone calls from — “
“Who’d you get the kisses from?” Doocy asked.
“From my beautiful wife,” Trump said. “Who’s really doing great. She’s doing great. And my kids.”
Trump went on to note that Melania couldn’t fly for a month after her kidney surgery and dismissed rumors that she’d had a facelift.
Doocy mentioned they had Donald Trump Jr. on the show and “he said he was not getting you anything for your birthday because you’ve got everything.”
“Well, I just want to have a successful country,” Trump said. “I’ll be honest — this is so intensive. We’ve done more — I don’t say this in a bragging way, actually some of the haters actually say this — we’ve done more in 500 days … than any 500-day president, first term, by far.”
A few seconds later, Trump added that “I like to make America great again. Very simple. Make America great again, that’s what we’re doing.”
So, just so you’re clear in case you’re buying something Trump for his birthday, he wants a) kisses from his wife, b) a successful country and c) to make America great again. Not quite sure if it’s in that order, but now you finally have an answer to the old question of what you get someone who already has everything.
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