At Fundraiser, Trump Claims Melania Wouldn’t Cry If He Was Attacked Like Scalise
President Donald Trump attended a Republican fundraising event at his hotel on Wednesday night, where he was “unscripted, unfiltered and totally in his element” as he spoke, according to Politico.
At one point during his appearance — which was centered around roasting House Republicans — Trump said his wife, First Lady Melania Trump, would not cry if he were shot. The comment was in reference to Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA), who survived an assassination attempt in 2017.
The president reflected on the shooting of House Minority Whip Steve Scalise a few years ago and remarked how tough the Louisiana Republican is – and Trump quipped he wouldn’t recommend getting shot as a weight loss plan. Trump also said Scalise’s wife “cried her eyes out when I met her at the hospital that fateful day … I mean not many wives would react that way to tragedy, I know mine wouldn't.”
During his roast, Trump also singled out Rep. John Joyce (PA), saying the lawmaker’s son and wife were good-looking: “‘Should we get your handsome son to run for your seat? He's quite the handsome man. Stand up son,’ he said, before adding that Joyce’s wife is a ‘looker’ too.”