Unlike some people, former President Barack Obama never forgets to give former First Lady Michelle Obama a birthday present, at least according to former White House photographer Pete Souza. On Thursday, Souza took to Instagram with a celebratory post about the Obamas that People took to be an oblique jab at President Donald Trump, one which emphasized the difference in the way the two presidents treat their wives on their birthdays.
"Singing Happy Birthday to the First Lady in 2013," Souza captioned a photo of Barack Obama holding Michelle in the White House. "He always gave her a present too."
Souza's post followed a comment made by President Trump in which he admitted he was too busy to give First Lady Melania Trump a birthday gift. “I picked a very, very special day because it’s Melania’s birthday," Trump said when he called into Fox and Friends. "So I said, ‘Let’s do it on Melania’s birthday.’ So happy birthday to Melania.”
When asked what he got the First Lady for her birthday, however, Trump reportedly became defensive. “Well, I better not get into that because I may get in trouble," he said, adding, "Maybe I didn’t get her so much. I tell you what, she has done—I got her a beautiful card. You know, I’m very busy to be running out looking for presents, okay! But I got her a beautiful card and some beautiful flowers.”
For Michelle's 54th birthday in January, the former FLOTUS posted a photo of the flowers Barack gave her as well as a collection of "notes." Not to mention, Barack also celebrated her day with a truly touching Instagram post to his "best friend."