Melania Trump issues rare statement to rubbish rumours about her 'disappearance'

Sergio Conner
May 31, 2018

"I see the media is working overtime speculating where I am & what I'm doing", Melania tweeted.

Many are anxious about first lady Melania Trump, who reportedly hasn't been seen in public since before her emergency kidney operation earlier this month.

On Wednesday, as Trump tweeted the reassurance about her health and whereabouts, the White House was hosting a sports and fitness day, with Olympic and pro athletes and public-health officials gathered to stress the importance of physical activity. According to a Tuesday Politico report, the absences and withholding of public information are coming at the directive of the first lady herself.

Melania's last public appearance was on May 10, when she joined President Trump to welcome home the three Americans released from North Korea.

Melania Trump has had a stressful couple of weeks, after being admitted to hospital for a begnin kidney condition and undergoing surgery.

Maybe Melania Trump has fled to New York City because she's fed up with being first lady - or because another shoe is about to drop with regards to her husband's personal conduct. Cue the conspiracy theories about the "real" reasons for Melania's whereabouts.

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Grisham said the first lady would like to be "out and about promoting her initiatives" but "her health comes first".

Or maybe she's recovering from cosmetic surgery.

No explanation has since been forthcoming on why the president's wife has not appeared at any big events alongside her husband, including Monday's Memorial Day commemoration at Arlington Cemetery.

Melania was hailed for her flawless hosting of a state dinner to welcome French President Emmanuel Macron to the White House last month, and rolling out her Be Best anti-bullying initiative.

Some even went as far as to say that they believed the message looked more like it was written by President Donald Trump than his wife. "She was hospitalized for nearly a week and is now home and recovering". "Right there", Trump said.

'She is doing great.

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