During an interview with CNN’s Erin Burnett, Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) made offered President Donald Trump some advice on feeling “bullied” by his wife, First Lady Melania Trump.
Discussing the First Lady’s unconventional decision to publicly acknowledge her distaste for now-reassigned national security adviser Mira Ricardel — one that reportedly drew the president’s ire and left him feeling like he was on a short leash.
“Trump was said to be blindsided by the First Lady’s statement Tuesday,” CNN’s Kaitlan Collins reported earlier in the day. “Feeling backed into a corner and complaining he looks like a bossed around husband.”
After saying that he “congratulated” the First Lady for saying in public what many of her predecessors said privately, Kennedy appeared to commiserate with the president’s plight.
“The president shouldn’t feel like he’s bossed around,” the Senator said.
“That’s the reporting of how he feels,” Burnett reminded him.
Flustered, Kennedy responded: “Well, I mean, you know, if he does feel that way, you know, don’t worry about it, Mr. President.”
“I feel bossed around sometimes and I love my wife to death, but in my marriage, I can be right or I can be happy,” the senator said, citing an old-timey adage. “I can’t be both. Doesn’t bother me. I’m happy to have my spouse weigh in when she sees me doing something wrong, and I suspect the president feels the same way about Mrs. Trump.”