According President Donald Trump, life as the first lady isn’t all Easter egg rolls for Melania Trump.
Speaking at a Moon Township, Pennsylvania, rally on Saturday, the president addressed his wife’s role in fighting the country’s opioid epidemic.
“Great first lady. She’s great. She’s great,” he said, adding, “You think her life is so easy, folks? Not so easy. She is a great first lady.”
“We put Melania and other people on this blue ribbon committee,” President Trump added, according to The Hill.
According to The Hill, he continued, again referencing the first lady’s work with his administration on addressing the opioid crisis, “Do you think the drug dealers that kill thousands of people during their lifetime, do you think they care who is on a blue ribbon committee? The only way to solve the drug problem is through toughness. When you catch a drug dealer, you’ve got to put him away for a long time.”
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Trump’s comments mark the second time in recent weeks that the president has addressed his wife in a speech. At the Gridiron dinner earlier this month, President Trump seemed to joke about rumors of trouble in his marriage as well as his ever-changing administration.
“So many people have been leaving the White House,” he said, according to CNN. “It’s actually been really exciting and invigorating ’cause you want new thought. So I like turnover. I like chaos. It really is good.”
CNN reported that the president continued, “Now the question everyone keeps asking is, ‘Who is going to be the next to leave? Steve Miller or Melania?’ ”
President Trump followed up by saying his wife is “actually having a great time” in Washington, D.C., according to pool reports from the White House Press Office.