"Melania really wanted to be with us, it's really touched her heart," he said in the speech.
In his latest gaffe, US President Donald Trump seemingly forgot the first lady was standing right next to him as he said "she really wanted to be with us" in a speech about Hurricane Irma rescue work.
While speaking to on-ground rescue teams, he said, "I just want to thank everybody, the first responders, on behalf of myself, our vice-President. Melania really wanted to be with us, it's really touched her heart."
The first lady, though, kept a straight face and nodded when the president mentioned her.
The video is from a September 14 briefing by the POTUS in Fort Myers on the rescue efforts in hurricane-hit Florida.
Though many came to his defense that the US president was probably just speaking on her behalf.