Why People Are Freaking out About Melania Trump Being "Missing"
Jun 05 2018
First lady Melania Trump attended a public event at the White House for the first time in more than three weeks. Four days later, the first lady was admitted to hospital to treat a benign kidney condition.
On Monday, members of several of the Gold Star families who were invited into what the White House said was a closed reception were excited to hear from President Trump and lay eyes on Melania Trump.
The fact she has not been seen in public for more than 24 days has led to questions over whether there is something more going on than recovery from a routine procedure, with weird rumors including that she has been living with the Obamas, that she is secretly back in NY, and that she is writing a tell-all book about her husband.
Trump, 48, was last seen with her husband May 10, when the couple welcomed home three American hostages from North Korea at Joint Base Andrews. She was, according a tweet Trump sent last week, at the White House, "feeling great".
"I see the media is working overtime speculating where I am & what I'm doing", Melania tweeted on Wednesday.
A person inside the room told CNN's Jeff Zeleny that the President made a lighthearted joke about the first lady's extended absence from public view, saying the media was asking: "Where's Melania?"
Grisham said the Gold Star families' event was important to Mrs. Trump and had been on her calendar for some time.
The day CNN claims she went "missing", May 11, is three days before she underwent surgery. The press is not invited, but no doubt we will receive some kind of confirmation from some source whether the first lady was there or not.
On May 14, 2018 First Lady Melania Trump underwent kidney surgery at Walter Reed Medical Medical Center in Washington D.C.
Some have speculated she has moved back to NY or is cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller, while others offer she may be healing after some secret plastic surgery. Somepeople have even been posting humorous flyers in NY seeking information on the "missing" first lady.
The first lady's lack of recent viewings, prior to Monday's event, has created a storm of "where is she?" memes on the internet, and speculation on her whereabouts ran the gamut, from New York City to Palm Beach.
While the First Lady's condition was "benign", it was serious. She has not been seen in public since May 10th.