First Lady Melania Trump has clearly had a difficult time with the limelight of public office, disappearing from the public eye on numerous occasions. Considering the president’s divisive and detrimental policies, the embarrassment of the Stormy Daniels case and public knowledge of her husband cheating on her while pregnant, and an array of other controversies, it is clear that any individual would have a hard time adjusting to such negativity.
Just a couple of weeks ago, Melania Trump was admitted to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, as she was receiving treatment for a benign kidney condition, which, despite the scarce information available, was reported to have gone smoothly. However, the first lady has not emerged into public view for roughly two weeks following her five night stay at the hospital, prompting concern regarding the health and condition of Mrs. Trump.
According to an article from the Washington Post:
‘The first lady was last seen on May 10 standing alongside her husband at Joint Base Andrews as the couple greeted three Americans who had been released from prison in North Korea. On May 14, the White House announced that she had undergone a successful embolization procedure at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center to treat a benign kidney condition.’
Her staff claims that the first lady is simply recovering from her medical procedure, and that she has resumed holding meetings with her staff, despite keeping out of the public eye. Melania Trump has reportedly also exchanged text messages with close friends, such as Paolo Zampolli, who claims that she is recovering as planned after her procedure.
Melania-nobody saw her being taken to the hospital. Trump visited her 2 or 3 times (never photographed with her) & nobody saw her going back to the WH when she was discharged. She has not been seen for two weeks, although Dotard claimed she was in the WH and waved to her.
— Kim M. ☮️ (@Blacklace40) May 26, 2018
However, it is clear that the administration and those close to Mrs. Trump have refrained from providing any details regarding her condition or recovery, with sources being quick and concise in explaining the status of the first lady. On Friday, as President Trump was on his way to the Naval Academy commencement, a reporter asked a question regarding the first lady, to which Trump pointed to a window in the White House stating that Melania was doing great, and that she was watching the preparations from the window. Upon turning to confirm if the first lady was standing in the window, reporters saw nothing, raising confusion as to why the president would make such an indication.
Mrs. Trump has been absent from various White House events in the last two weeks, and questions have increased as to the specificity of the first lady’s condition, and when she will re-emerge in the public view.
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