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Donald Trump Suggests Melania’s Birthday Gift Was Him Going on ‘Fox and Friends’: ‘Maybe I Didn’t Get Her So Much’

President Donald Trump said that he conducted an interview with Fox and Friends Thursday because it was his wife's birthday and “maybe I didn’t get her so much.”

Related: Watch: Donald Trump Struggles to Get Melania to Hold His Hand During Ceremony with Emmanuel Macron

First Lady Melania Trump turned 48 on Thursday, but the president spent a good portion of his early morning calling in to give his favorite network an interview.

After beginning the interview by wishing his wife a happy birthday, he was skittish when asked what else he got her. 

“I better not get into that because I may get in trouble," he said. "Maybe I didn’t get her so much. I got her a beautiful card, you know I'm very busy to be running out looking for presents. I got her a beautiful card and some beautiful flowers. And she did a fantastic job with France. The people of france were just spellbound by their great president who just left. Emmanuel."

 


The first lady has had a busy week preparing for the Trumps' first state dinner as they hosted French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte at the White House on Tuesday. 

Still, there were signs of tension between husband and wife. During an arrival ceremony for Macron Tuesday, the president, not for the first time, struggled to get Melania Trump to hold his hand.

President Trump's questionable birthday gifts come amid a continued flood of reports over alleged extramarital affairs. Indeed, in the same Fox and Friends interview Thursday, Trump confirmed for the first time that his personal attorney Michael Cohen represented him during the "crazy Stormy Daniels deal."

Trump was apparently referencing a $130,000 payment that Cohen has admitted making to Daniels, real name Stephanie Clifford, just weeks before the 2016 election. Daniels has alleged that she had an affair with Trump in 2006, just months after Melania gave birth to son Barron.

GettyImages-950924324 President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive to welcome French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte Macron, who are unseen, for a state dinner at the White House in Washington, D.C., on April 24. April 26 is Melania's birthday. LUDOVIC MARIN/AFP/Getty Images