Donald Trump has failed to acknowledge his wife Melania in a Mother’s Day tribute message shared on social media.
Taking to his social media platform Truth Social over the weekend, the 76-year-old penned a message for all mums.
“Happy Mother’s Day to ALL, in particular to the Mothers, Wives and Lovers of the Radical Left Fascists, Marxists, and Communists who are doing everything within their power to destroy and obliterate our once great Country,” he posted.
“Please make these complete Lunatics and Maniacs Kinder, Gentler, Softer and, most importantly, Smarter, so that we can, quickly, MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!!!”
However, attention soon turned to the fact he had neglected to acknowledge Melania, or any of his ex-wives.
Trump wed Melania in 2005, and the pair share a 17-year-old son, Barron.
He also shares youngest daughter Tiffany Trump, 29, with second wife Marla Maples, and his three oldest children – Ivanka, Donald Jr and Eric – with his first wife Ivanka, who died last July.
The perceived slight comes just days after Melania told Fox News it would be a “privilege” to serve as US first lady again if her husband were to be re-elected in 2024.
“My husband achieved tremendous success in his first administration, and he can lead us toward greatness and prosperity once again,” she said.
“He has my support, and we look forward to restoring hope for the future and leading America with love and strength.”
She added that as first lady, she would keep working on initiatives focused on the wellbeing and development of children, to ensure they have the “support and resources they need to reach their full potential”.
It also comes after Donald Trump was found liable and ordered to pay $US5 million ($A7.4 million) in damages for sexual abuse and defamation in a civil case brought by journalist E. Jean Carroll, who alleged he raped her in a department store nearly three decades ago.
The former president has denied any wrongdoing, and announced plans to appeal the decision.