Published: Fri, June 08, 2018
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Melania Trump Returns to the Spotlight After 24-Day Absence

Melania Trump Returns to the Spotlight After 24-Day Absence

Grisham noted to CNN that the Gold Star event is closed to the media, though it's possible that she may issue a statement afterward. After spending five days at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, FLOTUS remained out of public view for more than three weeks.

CNN reporter Kate Bennett tweeted that Melania Trump was definitely at the event, at that President Trump joked about how long she's been out of the public eye.

Trump was seen at a public occasion was on Could 10, when she joined the president at Joint Base Andrews to welcome residence three Individuals free of North Korea.

In pictures posted on her official Twitter account, she was seen sitting next to President Donald Trump at a private reception for families of USA soldiers killed in action.

No media cameras were allowed at the reception, but a reporter for the conservative Daily Caller news site, Jena Greene, was there as a member of a Gold Star family and tweeted a video of the Trumps entering a crowded room.

Grisham said earlier that the first lady has been meeting with staff and working on projects.

Comedian Sarah Silverman retweeted the first lady's post, adding: "Who is this? where's Melania?".

Here's something new: Twitter conspiracists (the best kind, obviously) have spend entire seconds wondering if the surgery for her "benign kidney condition" wasn't actually for something else entirely.

Others offered she may be healing after some secret plastic surgery. The first lady's attendance at the reception on Monday evening ends weeks of fervent speculation as to her whereabouts. ABC News reported that she would not be accompanying her husband on a series of upcoming global summits, events that the first lady would normally attend.

Last weekend she stayed behind in Washington as Mr Trump and many of his immediate family went to Camp David.

Meanwhile, Rolling Stone senior writer Jamil Smith on Sunday wrote on Twitter, "I wish that I didn't suspect that the prolonged, poorly explained public absence of Melania Trump could be about concealing abuse".

But, wait. We can't let politics escape even a good story about the First Lady.

According to celebrity website HollywoodLife, Mrs Trump's friends outside the White House are "genuinely" starting to worry about her. Everyone I know can't stop talking about where the first lady is.

Grisham said the Gold Star families' event was important to Mrs. Trump and had been on her calendar for some time.

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