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

WASHINGTON DC- APRIL 24 U.S. first lady Melania Trump and Brigitte Macron take part in a state arrival ceremony at the White House

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"I see the media is working overtime speculating where I am & what I'm doing", she wrote. The first lady was seen in the White House by CNBC reporter Eamon Javers. She was notably absent from the Memorial Day wreath-laying at Arlington Cemetery earlier this week.

On May 16th, President Trump visited her in the hospital after she had a kidney procedure.

However, she was spotted around the White House as recently as Tuesday afternoon. "Our office has received thousands of calls and emails wishing Mrs. Trump well, and we thank everyone who has taken the time to reach out".

Then, gesturing to a White House window, Trump added: "Right there".

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

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.

The conspiracy theory seemed to dovetail with the ever-present rumors that Melania Trump was planning to leave her husband and initiate a divorce.

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Some have also put forth conspiracy theories about the first lady's health and why she's not been seen, including that she's moved back to NY.

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

Her husband isn't helping squash any of the confusion.

As he answered questions from journalists Friday on the White House lawn, President Trump said Melania was "doing great". "Just looking at us, right there", the president said at the time.

'She is doing great. She revealed: "I wouldn't characterise this as a long absence".

Those close to Mrs Trump told Politico that she is behind the decision to reveal so little information about her absence from the spotlight. Some doctors familiar with the procedure but not involved in her care said people treated with embolization typically are sent home the same day or the next.

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