Donald Trump, referencing his wife Melania & their son: ‘She’s got a son’

Trump Anti-Vaping Announcement

The White House has not held a traditional White House press briefing in six months. Donald Trump has not taken questions in any kind of traditional press conference in a lot longer. Trump’s thing is to invite a group of journalists to shout questions at him in one of the White House gardens, or to give “off the cuff” remarks in the Oval Office in front of a smaller media scrum. This is not the way democracy works.

Sigh… so, Trump decided to make some announcements yesterday, so he called in some cameras and journalists into the Oval. He made some remarks about various subjects, and he announced that his administration is planning to administer a ban on most flavored vapes – e-cigarettes – after a flurry of deaths and hospitalizations, not to mention a significant rise in school-age kids usage of vapes. All of that would be notable enough, except that Mr. Broken Brain decided to make it all about how Melania Trump – who was sitting right there – asked him to do it. And then there was the strangest reference to Barron Trump ever:

“…That’s how the First Lady got involved. She’s got a son – together – that is a beautiful young man, and she feels very very strongly about it. She’s seen it.” Yes, you know Melania. SHE’S GOT A SON. It’s not “our son.” Please, Donald Trump only really has one child: his beloved Ivanka.

Trump Anti-Vaping Announcement

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  1. Enn says:

    Every day is like a nightmare I can’t wake up from.

  2. Michael says:

    I never really understood the term “death stare” until now. As Pat Benatar sang once “If looks could kill you’d be lying on the floor.”

  3. Rapunzel says:

    Melanie has a son… I hardly know him. He’s just a coffee boy. Gah, he’s the most awkward talker ever. But reveals so much about himself in his awkwardness. I’ll bet Tiffany is just “Marla’s daughter” too.

    • Esmom says:

      I feel like this went beyond his usual awkwardness. It’s (supposedly) his son! How hard is that to say?

      • LahdidahBaby says:

        I think he is the least fatherly man imaginable, Esmom. The only child he consistently boasts about and relates to is the one he “would probably be dating” if she weren’t his daugher.

      • Esmom says:

        It’s true. And the way he relates to Ivanka is not exactly fatherly or normal either. It would be sad if he wasn’t just a spiteful monster.

      • Nanny to the Rescue says:

        I don’t think that was what he was implying. No way his ego would allow the thought of Melania sleeping with someone else.

        He literally doesn’t give a s about Barron and can’t even be bothered to pretend. That’s it.

      • Erinn says:

        My husband thinks he was trying to shift the ‘blame’ or ‘responsibility’ of the action onto Melania and not himself. “look guys, Melania had to step in because she loves her son – I can’t stop her” sort of deal.

      • bros says:

        I think he did try to say it-except his brain is completely misfiring. He got in a ‘together’ in there somewhere because on some level he knows, we have a son, TOGETHER, but jesus f’ing christ, he is all over the place. absolutely decompensating in public.

      • Raina says:

        Guarantee Barron is happy when the old turd disassociates from him in any way.

    • Christin says:

      The common thread (allegedly) being that he wasn’t exactly thrilled to have either of his last two (known) children?

      • Still_Sarah says:

        @ Christin : I was around for Trump divorce #1 from Ivana. Marla Maples was the mistress and when his marriage broke up, she wanted Trump to marry her. Trump wasn’t in a hurry to do that and then Tiffany was born. Rumors were that Marla was threatening to move back to Georgia with the baby and Trump relented and they married. I don’t know if that’s true. But he never seemed that invested in the wives or children from his second or third marriages.

      • Christin says:

        Memories of the ski slope confrontation come to mind…

        My recollection from those days is that Marla was not happy just being the long-time GF/mistress. I tuned out after that in terms of the rumor details. I generally recall that Tiffany came along and then Marla supposedly had her own indiscretion and they divorced.

  4. Millennial says:

    Oh, so the only policy idea he’s ever had that I’ve agreed with was Melania’s idea. That… kind of makes me feel better….but only a little.

    • AnnaKist says:

      I’m not convinced it was her idea, either. I wonder if this will go the same way as “her” anti-bullying initiative – nowhere? He, much more than she, but they are both insufferable.

    • Lala11_7 says:

      Things like this CONSTANTLY happen under Republican Administrations…you know why? Because the FIRST thing the Republican Executive branch does is dismantle regulations….and then you get the constant recalls on food products…meds…EVERYTHING…

      The vaping industry needs to be REGULATED…that’s it…that’s all….children and the vaping industry needs to be REGULATED…then there wouldn’t be these issues…

      There isn’t a word in the English language that describes how I feel about Trump…and everyone who has fostered the putrid infrastructure that Trump et al flourishes upon

      • BeanieBean says:

        You make a very good point.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        So true, Lala!

        They don’t need to be banned, they just need to be regulated.

        And it seems they are conflating 2 separate issues:
        * lung illness that seems to be from cannabis vape pens due to their use of oil
        * flavored nicotine vape pens that appeal to children

        Banning flavored nicotine vape pens will not resolve the issue that there are substances in some cannabis vapes that should not be inhaled. Cannabis is fat soluble, so it seems manufacturers thought vitamin E oil would be a non-harmful way to get THC into cartridges.

      • noway says:

        I don’t disagree totally with you on this, but no one knows for sure what is causing the illness. The vaping manufacturers are saying it’s the Cannabis, but there are people with the illness who haven’t done that. I’m a bit surprised we don’t have better studies on this, not really, but we should. It’s possible it could be something else they haven’t discovered yet. I’m not really inclined to believe the people making money off of it.

        Yes they shouldn’t be marketing to kids. Didn’t we learn anything from cigarettes? I mean it’s not like we thought they were bad when they first came out either.

    • Kateeeee says:

      I support the policy, but wouldnt it be lovely if we had a pro-consumer FDA, or if you weren’t going to actually protect anyone, maybe universal healthcare so that we can stop being bankrupted by the health crises brought on by million dollar industries? Also, does he have the authority to do this? Does this fall under Congress’s power to regulate interstate commerce, and only in a dire crises may the president interfere with that. No? I’m super rusty.
      ETA: I’m a dumdum, FDA is exec. agency. Was overthinking it!

      As for the more trivial, of course Barron is “her” son. He is such a POS in every respect.

  5. Doodle says:

    Yesterday he referred to 9/11 as “7-11.” So I’m not surprised about this at all. Smoking a vape pen at this point would only improve things for his brain at this point.

  6. Esmom says:

    My mouth was literally agape at this. WTAF? I was thinking that maybe he let the cat out of the bag with the news that he isn’t Barron’s father…but Barron looks like him, doesn’t he? Maybe he was just a sperm donor? No matter what the deal is it shows once again how very little he thinks of people and can’t express emotions/affection/humane sentiments in an even remotely normal way.

    • Kitten says:

      What a defective human he is SMDH. I hope Barron turns out nothing like him.

      • Jerusha says:

        Barron’s best bet is to be removed, far removed, from that monstrous family. Poor kid has never looked happy in a photograph.

      • Digital Unicorn says:

        Barron seems to spend a lot of time with her parents, hopefully her father is a better male role model than Dump.

      • Becks1 says:

        I know some people who work in the private school “circuit” in DC/MoCo, and they have said that he (Barron) is a very nice kid and gets along well with the other students. Basically the opposite of his dad, lol.

      • Nona says:

        Apparently Don Jnr was a nice kid too though.

    • Ali says:

      When a narcissist won’t claim a child, and children are usually trophies of accomplishment, then it is usually because there isn’t enough to brag about (he’s not getting straight As, isn’t captain of the football team). Barron is old enough to realize his dad is a jerk and a jerk to his mom.

      The he’s a beautiful young man – because of course in case anyone remembers it is also Trumps kid – he’ll have you know the kid is not average in anyway.

    • boredblond says:

      The new article about them in the Atlantic is interesting..he used to poke his kids with a ski pole if they tried to pass him on the slopes when they were young, and they were punished for trusting anyone. Such a sick bastard…but that’s not news..

      • Christin says:

        I read that article yesterday. It further confirmed my hunch that it is better to be one of the two younger kids than the three eldest. Let them battle for Daddy’s nonexistent unconditional love.

  7. My3cents says:

    He’s always been a bit off, but I really think there’s a cover up for something bigger, Alzheimers?

    • Bri W. says:

      I’ve been saying this for at least the last couple of years and I hate to throw around medical diagnoses especially since I am not a medical professional or medical professional who is examining him.

      • Lesanne says:

        I’ve also said this. Not a med pro either but both parents died of dementia related illness-lewys body and NPH with frontal lobe involvement. Trump has serious neurological issues.

      • (TheOG)@Jan90067 says:

        Tertiary Syphillitic Dementia: while, of course, I am NOT a doctor, but this could explain a lot, esp. as Dump is known for “raw dogging” his side-pieces. From WebMD:

        Tertiary (Late)

        This stage begins when symptoms from the secondary stage disappear. Syphilis isn’t contagious at this point, but the infection has started to affect your organs. This can lead to death. Symptoms of tertiary syphilis may include:

        Problems controlling muscle movements
        Vision problems (you may start going blind)

        We have ALL see the jerky hand/arm movements, needing two hands to hold a glass of water, or arms around his middle, clasping his torso. We’ve seen him squinting at teleprompter, the slurred speech/misprounced words (VERY mispronounced!) etc.

    • GMarchetti says:

      @My3cents & @Bri W.

      My grandma (my mom’s mom) has Alzheimer’s (diagnosed 5 years ago, and she’s almost 92) and, though I’m not a doctor, I can guarantee that President P*ssy A** B*tch doesn’t suffer from it. My mom, who just turned 60 on July, got a Parkinson’s diagnosis last month, and the majority of her symptoms look like early Alzheimer’s. Anyway, my point is that Trump’s “disease” (his main one, at least) is simply “Idiotism”, not a neurological one… yet.

      • Esmom says:

        This has been my thought as well. I think he is just so incredibly overwhelmed by a job he is so utterly unqualified to do that this is how his panic manifests itself. He can’t be bothered to listen, or learn, and when you’re constantly just “winging it” with zero clue, it takes its toll.

      • GMarchetti says:

        Exactly, Esmon!

        I’m not defending that moron, but stress and anxiety really take a toll on people, I can say that from personal experience. I’m 32, and some days, when I’m under a lot of stress, I can’t even remember what I ate for lunch 2 hours later.

        Trump is already 73, stays up ’till late hours , and is probably under *some* stress (I suppose he understands, on a shallow level, that he’s the president of the US).

      • Christin says:

        My personal theory is aging mega-narcissist / personality disorder (or just plain lifelong spoiled brat).

        A person’s usual, lifelong quirks/behaviors often magnify with age and/or stress.

      • Digital Unicorn says:

        Yeah I agree, I think much of his behaviour is fuelled by absolute terror – he’s knows he’ll be indicted for many many crimes the min he’s no longer President and it keeps him up at night. The rest if fuelled by his rampant stupidity and narcissism.

    • lucy2 says:

      I think he’s probably got some mental decline, but the real problem is a bad combination of a huge ego, racism, sexism, narcissism, cruelty, stubbornness, and deep, DEEP stupidity.

      • Chrissy says:

        How about an bottomless pit of insecurity?

      • GMonkey says:

        Co-sign. I think he has mild age-related dementia that is made more severe by his lack of intellectually stimulating activity, poor diet, zero exercise and major stress.

        He doesn’t read a damn thing, he certainly doesn’t do crossword or Sudoku.

    • Cleo17 says:

      My friend who is a very esteemed neurologist totally thinks he has dementia. He’s based it on his speech patterns and his behavior. I forget what the exact type of dementia he said it was, but he’s 100% convinced. What I find interesting is that he is so not the type of doctor to diagnose someone who isn’t a patient. He’s that frightened of him.

      • whatWHAT? says:

        FB friend posted something from a political website where a person said that 45 should be made, on live television, to draw a clock face, with the numbers, and then draw an hour and minute hand pointing to the current time.

        he said “that’s the first test they gave my mother” – meaning, for dementia.

      • noway says:

        I bet your friend wouldn’t bet his medical license on it. Still either avenue is bad. Alzheimer’s, dementia or some disease or he’s a narcissistic idiot who doesn’t function well under stress. Either way he has to go. Sure one I feel a bit sorry for him, but he was an idiot narcissist in his younger years, so it is hard to make a diagnosis without an exam. Also, his speech is bad, but that could be from a lot of things, medications, addictions, etc.

      • Valerie says:

        Ditto a former professor of mine, who has worked directly in politics over the last fifty years. His guess three years ago was frontotemporal dementia. As a linguistic expert, he based his supposition on Trump’s speech patterns – and that was THEN. He’s deteriorated since. This man has an uncanny ability to make accurate political predictions, many of them based on reading the behavioural patterns of the people question. If I’d trust any one’s ‘armchair diagnosis,’ it would be his.

    • Betsy says:

      This man 100% has some form of dementia. The slurred words, the bizarre speech, the spasms, the inability to walk in a straight line, the falling (Boris caught him!), the anger…. this man has dementia.

      And the GOP knows it.

  8. Jerusha says:

    He’s nothing more than a sperm donor for any of his children, apart from his obscene, slavering lust for ivanka. And if any of them truly love him I’ll eat my left arm.

    • Lightpurple says:

      If any of them truly loved him, there would have been an intervention long ago. You just don’t let your declining parent go like this. But they are all probably under some contractual obligation and they won’t mess with their money stream. And daughter Nagini will use him for as long as she can benefit from it and will hurt anyone who gets in her way.

      • Rapunzel says:

        Yep, LP. If my dad talked like this, I’d be scared. He’s about Trump’s age. Said it before, and will say it again: they love his money and access. That’s it.

      • Betsy says:

        I’m one of the people who b midges that Donald assaulted Ivanka for years. Someday, when more is publicly known, I would like a psychological breakdown of her behavior.

  9. Mia4s says:

    Probably just more signs of his clear senility, but I do recall the story has been out there a long time that he didn’t want Baron and it was to keep Melania happy. Hey the less he had to do with raising him, the more chance the kid might grow into something resembling an half-OK human being.

    • Jerusha says:

      And she had to lose the pregnancy weight in a certain period of time, per Mr. Svelte’s conditions.

      • Esmom says:

        Omg, that’s right, I’d forgotten about that. We KNEW all this and so much more yet people still thought he was worthy of being POTUS. I still can’t grasp people’s support for him.

      • AnnaKist says:

        “Mr Svelte”. That’s gold, Jerusha! ⭐️

  10. Giddy says:

    I’m trying to imagine how Barron feels. Is he:

    1. Sad because his father barely acknowledges his existence?
    2. Elated because his father barely acknowledges his existence?

    • Christin says:

      If not already, hopefully he will realize number 2 is the better answer.

      This is the type of relative you need to distance from for your own sanity and well-being.

  11. Francis says:

    I got nothing

  12. Ms Lib says:

    Big surprise!
    I have said from the get-go, he has dementia!
    We need a president under the age of 70 — please!

  13. grabbyhands says:

    I’m 100% certain there was no mistake about it – he probably has next to nothing to do with his youngest kid because he serves no purpose for him right now. He barely even merits a photo op, so 45 isn’t going to have any use for him. So I can easily see how he would have a total detachment that Barron in any way is connected to him except through her.

    • Moco says:

      Yep. He clearly has no relationship with Melania so I have no doubt Barron has very little to do with him.

    • (TheOG)@Jan90067 says:

      Ivana always said that he didn’t want/ and had basically no real interaction with them when small (other than Daughter-Wife). His only “interest” came when they were old enough to understand his businesses.

  14. DS9 says:

    He always sits like a child waiting for snack time.

  15. Deanne says:

    I don’t say this lightly because despite my hatred for this man,I would never make fun of something like this, but his ability to speak in proper sentences is deteriorating rapidly. He gave a speech about “people from all walks of lice” , He can’t string an entire sentence together without completely f’ing it up. He slurs his words and stumbles over them when he speaks. He has to reach for words and usually chooses the wrong ones. He repeats himself constantly and now this debacle. He seems seriously confused. It’s not a simple mistake or mispronunciation. These are signs of cognitive issues . His parents both had Alzheimers. Seriously how can his base hear him speak and not have concerns? He referred to 9/11 as 7/11? If I had a parent or friend doing this, I’d intervene and get them medical attention. He’s running your country into the ground. The US is losing status and respect from the rest of the world in a way that is going to be irreparable . An incoherent, cruel, corrupt President and no one seems to be doing anything to stop him. It must be so frustrating.

  16. Lightpurple says:

    My takeaway is that Melania discovered Barron vapes.
    She must protect Barron from vaping.
    So what if migrant kids are dying in Trump’s cages or other kids are being shot to death in schools.
    Melania doesn’t care about them.
    Barron must not vape the bad stuff.
    BTW, by banning the legal stuff, Trump will send people to the black market where they will get the bad stuff, which is what is causing the deaths.

    • Esmom says:

      This is a very good takeaway.

    • MrsRoper says:

      That’s exactly what my mother and I thought too.

    • Bookworm says:

      I think it’s because of the alarming situation that vaping, especially in younger people, is causing deadly lung problems that are obviously new, since vaping is new.

      Michigan has already banned it, so it’s causing major concern other than from Melania.

    • (TheOG)@Jan90067 says:

      It’s been found one of the chemicals in it basically turns to formaldehyde and that is what’s being inhaled.

  17. Sana says:

    If it was the First Lady’s idea- why isn’t she allowed to say anything about it? Just sitting there like a prop while the ‘’mens” explain the issue and policy proposal. I’d be interested in knowing her opinions as a concerned mother too. Also, why not banning tobacco flavored vapes? What’s up with that? Why not banning tobacco cigarettes completely!!! Jesus Christ – I think my head is gonna explode!!!!

    • ChillyWilly says:

      Why don’t they ban booze as well? That kills more people than vaping and regular smoking. Wait, they tried that and it didn’t go so well. Besides, the government makes a ton of money off tobacco taxes.

    • Lightpurple says:

      If this is her idea, why isn’t it being run through her office as an actual initiative to discourage kids from vaping and smoking instead of that ridiculous BeBest thing?

    • Rice says:

      Because she’s thinking about when she gets to see Justin Trudeau again. Alas, they’ll always have (Biarritz, which is 782.9 km away from) Paris.

  18. Lizzie says:

    1) poor baron 2) whoever’s kid he is – he totally got caught with a vape 3) banning vapes b/c you caught your kid smoking one is some psycho BS my parents would 100% pull if they were president. LOL.

    • Esmom says:

      I know, right? Trump clearly wanted to use the presidency to enrich himself and promote his brand, the ability to exert the ultimate parental punishment is just an added bonus.

  19. ChillyWilly says:

    Wow. That was odd to say the least. I can’t believe he lets Anderson Cooper in the “State TV” press thingies. I assumed he would be banned.

  20. Carol says:

    I hate this guy as much as the next sane person but I think Trump was just trying to “joke” around with the press. Of all the comments he has made, his son reference is the least offensive. He has a weird sense of humor. What makes me hurl is the immediacy his administration took to banning vaping while he drags his feet to make any gun control plans. Like there is no gun violence crisis in the US right now.

  21. Jerusha says:

    Has everyone seen melania’s latest fvck you clothing choice?

    • Swack says:


    • Lightpurple says:

      Saw that yesterday and the Twitter response was hilarious. Even if her defenders are right and the “smoke” is just some sort of button to keep the flap from opening, why would anyone wear a coat with a giant arrow pointing directly at your butt?

    • olliesmom says:

      When I first glanced at it I thought that it was the Washington Monument after plane flew into it with smoke billowing out. What a stupid choice. Fugly and unflattering too.

  22. Mowie says:

    First, this was a calculated move (not on Trump’s part, as he is unable to strategically and coherently calculate a blessed thing) to distract from the NRA/gun control debaucle and make it seem like the government actually cares about children. Second, he wasn’t showing lack of closeness with Barron as much as a continued inability to access words and concepts and speak coherently. A complete disaster of a “President.”

    • Lightpurple says:

      It also helps another major Republican donor – the tobacco industry.

      • olliesmom says:

        Yep. When I first heard this I thought this must help his base or rich cronies somehow. What is the angle? Why does he suddenly care about vaping?

  23. Chloe says:

    6 people have died from lung disease caused by vaping. Thousands have died from gun violence. Some crises are just more important to Trump’s bank account than others are.

  24. Jenns says:

    Here’s my take:

    1. Trump is stupid, which we all know.
    2. Trump doesn’t give a sh*t about any of his kids. That include Ivanka.
    3. There are rumors that Barron has some developmental issues. Trump views himself as a genius, so in his mind, Barron is now “her” son.

  25. Ana says:

    Too much dry shampoo at the top girl

  26. Louise177 says:

    I still want to know what Melania does and what “Be Best” is. I have never known a First Lady to be so invisible.

  27. The fact that this man, and his obnoxious Ivanka and Jared have so much anger, and power, is so dismaying, and exhausting. Can not wait to vote them out. Did you all read the open letter to Mr. Trump by the Pastor that Trump tweeted by accident? Know nothing about the Pastor from Kentucky, but WOW, read his response on line to Trump LOVE it!

  28. ME says:

    Melania’s stare is terrifying. It’s like she’s full of rage but must suppress it.

  29. Sammi says:

    He has never been a father or a dad. I read an interview that Ivanka did about the relationship with her children and their father. She mentioned that even though they all lived in Trump tower(post divorce), he never once requested to see the kids. That she had to schedule them in and sometimes and it was hit and miss on whether the kids would see him. It was also mentioned that Ivanka would literally hang out in her dads office hoping to talk or see him. So the relationship with Barron would be non-existent I imagine.

  30. Jennifer says:

    He must be so frustrated that he can’t trade her in for a younger model until the presidency is over. And the “she’s got a son”, yeah just another glimpse into his true feelings.

    • Andrea says:

      It’s a I gave you a son now be quiet kind of comment. Hiw can his base feel this guy is morally okay is beyond me.

  31. Eeeeeeetrain says:

    I’m fairly certain that Barron is on the spectrum and therefore does not exist to his father. I’ve suspected this for a long time (and could probably confirm it after a couple glasses of vino through a neighbor who works at his old school…would NOT do that, just sayin) but it really crystallized with that blabbermouth assistant…Javanka is this, Tiffany is fat, and something unreported about his youngest…I guess because he is a minor.

  32. JanetFerber says:

    Lightpurple, of course! He’ll shill for big money, but never for people’s lives. Makes perfect sense.

  33. Jaded says:

    Say what you will about Melania – she’s lazy, a grifter, a liar – but she adores Barron and has done a good job raising him with a lot of love even though his father barely acknowledges him unless it’s to trot him out on stage for a family farce appearance.

  34. nocleverhandle says:

    I just came here to say that the vaping illnesses were caused by black market thc vaping cartridges, not regular nicotine vaping. Knowing this makes this whole situation even more outrageous.

  35. lolalola3 says:

    Wow, what a face! Melanie is not a happy camper there. As my mom would say, that face could stop a clock.. I’ll add then melt it into a puddle, then the puddle would seek a dark corner to die.

  36. Molly says:

    Co signing on the comment re broken brain. I heard his sound byte on npr yesterday—What he said about vaping. Did anyone else hear? Incoherent gibberish. At this point it’s pretty clear he is bonkers. It didn’t make any sense. Emperor has no clothes.

  37. Angel says:

    Donny Boy’s hair is looking flatter, fluffier and more piss yellow than normal. Melania looks like she’s been ridden hard and put away wet. Donald and the “First Lady” lifestyle is doing a lot of damage to her face.