Video clip of Trump making bizarre remark while standing next to first lady goes viral

A video showing President Donald Trump making a somewhat confusing comment about first lady Melania Trump on September 14 has gone viral. 

The incident occurred during a visit to Fort Myers, Florida. 

In the clip, Trump can be heard telling reporters at a briefing about Hurricane Irma recovery efforts, "I just want to thank everybody, the first responders, on behalf of myself, our vice president."

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"Melania really wanted to be with us. It’s really touched her heart what’s gone on," he continued.

But the video clip of the event, which has since garnered millions of views, shows the first lady standing next to the president as he makes the remarks. Her expression doesn’t seem to change until she acknowledges a woman who appears to pat her on the back soon after. 

See how the couple interacted at the event: 

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President Trump and Melania visit Florida after Hurricane Irma
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President Trump and Melania visit Florida after Hurricane Irma
U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump board Air Force One for travel to view Hurricane Irma response efforts in Florida, from Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, U.S. September 14, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump step off Air Force One prior to receiving a briefing on Hurricane Irma relief efforts in Fort Myers, Florida, U.S., September 14, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump and Vice President Mike Pence (L) receive a briefing with Florida Governor Rick Scott (R) on Hurricane Irma relief efforts in Fort Myers, Florida, U.S., September 14, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. President Donald Trump (L) and first lady Melania Trump are greeted by Florida Governor Rick Scott (2ndR) and his wife Ann (C) as Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott (R) applauds during a briefing on Hurricane Irma relief efforts in Fort Myers, Florida, U.S., September 14, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. President Donald Trump receives a briefing on Hurricane Irma relief efforts from Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Brock Long (L) as the president arrives to tour storm damage with first lady Melania Trump (2nd R) and Vice President Mike Pence (R) in Fort Myers, Florida, U.S., September 14, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. President Donald Trump (2ndL) is accompanied by Vice President Mike Pence (C) and Florida Governor Rick Scott (2ndR) while meeting with people impacted by Hurricane Irma in Naples, Florida, U.S., September 14, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump (L) board Air Force One for travel to view Hurricane Irma response efforts in Florida, from Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, U.S. September 14, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump (L) are accompanied by Vice President Mike Pence and Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) (R) while meeting with people impacted by Hurricane Irma in Naples, Florida, U.S., September 14, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. President Donald Trump (C) meets with people impacted by Hurricane Irma in Naples, Florida, U.S., September 14, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. President Donald Trump (C) holds up a sandwich while meeting with people impacted by Hurricane Irma in Naples, Florida, U.S., September 14, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. President Donald Trump pretends to take a bite out of a sandwich while distributing food with first lady Melania Trump (2ndR) to people impacted by Hurricane Irma in Naples, Florida, U.S., September 14, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. President Donald Trump holds up a banana while distributing food with first lady Melania Trump (2ndR) to people impacted by Hurricane Irma in Naples, Florida, U.S., September 14, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump prepare to distribute food to people impacted by Hurricane Irma in Naples, Florida, U.S., September 14, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. President Donald Trump talks with people impacted by Hurricane Irma carrying their dogs while distributing food in Naples, Florida, U.S., September 14, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence (L) shoots a picture of President Donald Trump as he speaks to the line while pulling on gloves with first lady Melania Trump (R) to distribute food to people impacted by Hurricane Irma in Naples, Florida, U.S., September 14, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. President Donald Trump pats a man on the back while distributing food with Vice President Mike Pence (C) to people impacted by Hurricane Irma in Naples, Florida, U.S., September 14, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump (R) board Air Force One after meeting with people impacted by Hurricane Irma in Naples, Florida, U.S., September 14, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
US President Donald Trump (C), US Vice President Mike Pence (L) and First Lady Melania Trump pose for a selfie as they help serve food to people affected by Hurricane Irma, in Naples, Florida, on September 14, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks between first lady Melania Trump and Vice President Mike Pence (L) and Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) (2ndL) while receiving a briefing on Hurricane Irma relief efforts in Fort Myers, Florida, U.S., September 14, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. President Donald Trump flies aboard the Marine One helicopter (L) as it is accompanied by a U.S. Marines tilt rotor "Osprey" helicopter (R) while touring storm damage and flooding caused by Hurricane Irma near Fort Myers, Florida, U.S., September 14, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. President Donald Trump flies aboard the Marine One helicopter over storm damage and flooding caused by Hurricane Irma near Fort Myers, Florida, U.S., September 14, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
Flooding caused by Hurricane Irma is seen from a U.S. Marine helicopter accompanying U.S. President Donald Trump as he flies over storm damage near Fort Myers, Florida, U.S., September 14, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. President Donald Trump flies aboard the Marine One helicopter over flooding caused by Hurricane Irma as he tours storm damage near Fort Myers, Florida, U.S., September 14, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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The reactions on social media have been mixed.

"Wow he didn’t recognize her. See I knew there was a reason she wore that FLOTUS hat," tweeted one user.

Others suggested he simply misspoke.

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"I think he was saying that she felt strongly about making the trip with him," one said. 

"He’s just awkward with words," another agreed.

Meanwhile, others were critical of the president and sympathetic to the first lady.

"It's no wonder she can’t stand him! #FreeMelania,"  a tweet read.

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"I legit feel bad for his wife," another person commented.

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