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Media Stokes Controversy About Melania Trump's Absence - Here's the First Lady's Response

02 June, 2018, 03:32 | Author: Kristen Ingram
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Her latest public appearance was on May 10, 20 days ago, when she joined President Donald Trump to welcome three Americans who had been detained in North Korea back to the United States at Joint Base Andrews.

That statement was released post-procedure, allowing Grisham to add that it was "successful and there were no complications". She spent six days at Walter Reed Military Hospital before it was announced that she would be heading home to the White House. Another person joked, "Who are you and what have you done with Melanie?!". "She is doing great".

On May 30 the first lady slammed the "media" for speculating on her absence from the public eye.

And who can forget that memorable day in October when Twitter conspiracy theorists became convinced that POTUS was standing next to a body double, not his wife, in a picture. Is the first lady OK, asks Twitter?

No word on when she will attend her next public event.

Trump is just fine, it's the internet who's overreacting, according to Grisham. Her absence sparked a string of conspiracy theories, including a suggestion that she'd ditched Washington D.C. for NY, according to Politico.

Perhaps the concern or speculation also masks some frustration.

A recent blunder by White House communications aide Kelly Sadler showed that the Trump administration has been emailing prominent members from former administrations in the hopes that they would amplify some of the president's foreign policy stances, including his abandoning of the Iran nuclear deal earlier this month.

We haven't seen much of Melania Trump lately and it seems to be putting people on edge.

During her public absence, a handful of social media postings have appeared on her accounts.

In short, she was on a roll. Some wondered whether the first lady had been hospitalized in the first place, due to procedure logistics that typically allow patients to return home that same day.

But when reporters turned to look at the window he indicated, there was no sign of the first lady.

First Lady expert Katherine Jellison, a history professor at Ohio University said: 'It's unusual over the course of the past 50 years for a first lady not to be in public view, and, when she is out of the spotlight for a prolonged period, not to tell people what's going on.

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