President Trump said in a Mother’s Day video message on Sunday that he misses his mother “a lot.”
In the video posted to his Twitter account, Trump thanked all of America’s mothers and grandmothers and recognized their important role in the country’s history.
“My mother was a great person,” Trump added. “Her name was Mary MacLeod. She came from Scotland, and she met my father when she was very young. They were married for many, many years. I learned so much from my mother. She was just incredible—warm, loving, really smart. Could be tough if she had to be, but basically, she was a really nice person.”
“So much of what I’ve done and so much of what I’ve become is because of my mother,” Trump continued. “I miss her a lot.”
According to a New Yorker profile from June 2016, Trump’s mother arrived in the U.S. from a Scottish fishing village in 1929.
She landed in New York where she met and married Frederick Trump, who eventually achieved success in the real estate business.
Despite her relatively humble beginnings, Mary reportedly had a grand sense of style. In fact, Donald Trump wrote in his bestselling book, “The Art of The Deal,” “Looking back, I realize now that I got some of my sense of showmanship from my mother.”
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