Watch: Donald Trump forgets wife Melania is standing right next to him during awkward speech

This is the cringe-inducing moment Donald Trump completely forgets that wife Melanie is standing right next to him during a speech.

The President had arrived in Fort Myers, Florida, to see the devastation that Hurricane Irma had unleashed on the region and spoke to reporters about the scenes.

When thanking those involved in the rescue efforts, Trump mentioned the First Lady and how much she wanted to be there.

Melania Trump tried not to act awkward when Donald Trump forget she was standing next to him (Grab)

But she was actually there – and standing right next to him.

Trump 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 what’s going on.”

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The President may have had a lot on his plate that made him forget but he did arrive with his wife and having her stand next to him tends to make it easy to realise someone is there.

To Melania’s credit, she hardly battered an eyelid at the awkward moment and didn’t outwardly react to being forgotten.

However, what she was thinking is a whole other story altogether…