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President Trump joked about Melania's absence, and things got awkward

President Trump cracked a joke about his wife Melania divorcing him, a comment that apparently came off as “awkward” during an event for Gold Star families. As CNN reported Monday, the president made the retort in response to a reporter asking about the first lady’s almost month-long disappearing act. “Did she leave him?” POTUS reportedly said, while pointing to his wife, who was seated in the front row.