A number of Democrats are fond of First Lady Melania Trump. Some believe that she is locked into an abusive relationship and feel sympathy for her. Others just feel sorry for her for being married to the Donald.
Melania Trump recently underwent surgery for a benign tumor in her kidney. The routine procedure sealed off the blood from moving into the tumor, effectively killing it.
The White House press office said that she would be in the hospital about seven days. The press wondered why she had to stay in the hospital so long, if it was just a routine procedure. More than a few imagined that it would be a welcome vacation from Donald Trump.
Maybe, that occurred to the president, who gave a short update on Mrs. Trump in a tweet:
‘Our great First Lady is doing really well. Will be leaving hospital in 2 or 3 days. Thank you for so much love and support!’
The first lady’s communication director, Stephanie Grisham told CNN:
‘I am not going to expand beyond the statement I put out. The First Lady is in good spirits and she is resting. There are HIPAA laws to consider, but she also deserves personal privacy.’
Unlike her husband’s West Wing, the close-knit East Wing staff did not leak a word about her upcoming surgery. It was over before the press got wind of it.
Grisham released this statement about the private first lady’s procedure after it was completed:
‘This morning, First Lady Melania Trump underwent an embolization procedure to treat a benign kidney condition. The procedure was successful and there were no complications. Mrs. Trump is at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and will likely remain there for the duration of the week. The First Lady looks forward to a full recovery so she can continue her work on behalf of children everywhere.’
Melania Trump was 48 last month.
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