Melania Trump’s White House Communications director confirmed on Monday that the first lady is undergoing surgery for a kidney condition at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and is expected to remain hospitalized for several days, according to CBS News.
First lady Melania Trump underwent a medical procedure to treat a benign kidney condition. She will remain hospitalized for the rest of the week. pic.twitter.com/Wv5nWGCHq9
— CBS News (@CBSNews) May 14, 2018
USA Today reports that:
‘Trump underwent an embolization procedure at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, which “was successful and there were no complications.”
‘Trump, 48, entered the hospital on Monday and is expected to remain there for the rest of the week, according to the statement from the first lady’s communications director Stephanie Grisham.’
— Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈 (@Amy_Siskind) May 14, 2018
Melania has raised her public profile in recent weeks with her first efforts at arranging a state dinner and rolling out her “Be Best” campaign aimed at educating and protecting children in the United States. Prior to these events, Melania was a silent presence at public events and remained living in the couple’s New York home during the initial months of her husband’s presidency.
JUST IN: First lady Melania Trump underwent procedure to treat benign kidney condition, her spokesperson says, and will remain at Walter Reed for the week. "The procedure was successful and there were no complications." pic.twitter.com/xunC9KFegv
— World News Tonight (@ABCWorldNews) May 14, 2018
A statement from the White House said that Trump is doing well and looking forward to getting back to her work in advancing her new campaign initiative.
‘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.’
Best wishes to the first lady for a speedy recovery and a full return to health. More details are expected throughout the week.
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