Melania Makes First Public Appearance in Weeks
With Incredible Statement Today At White House So much for all the conspiracies on Melania
Trump. The First Lady is evidently up and around, alive and more beautiful than ever.
And no, she didn’t run off to New York. First lady Melania Trump co-hosted a reception
for Gold Star families with President Trump at the White House Monday evening, marking
her first public appearance since mid-May. The event, a private East Room reception for
more than 40 Gold Star military families, was not an unusual one for Melania to attend.
Incidentally, one reporter did see her up and about last week as well. It takes time
to recover from surgery. In a statement, Melania said it was a privilege
to welcome the military families to the White House and she thanked them and military members
more broadly for their service. “To all those who have lost loved ones in service
to our country, our nation grieves with you,” her statement read. “It is a solemn reminder
that we, the American people, are able to live as freely as we do because of the selfless
sacrifices of our men and women in uniform. We remain indebted to each of them and we
honor them today, together, with their families.” A person at the event 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?” He went on for a
minute or so, saying the media was speculating where she has been. “Did she leave him?”
the President asked at one point, before pointing out that Melania Trump was, in fact, sitting
in the front row. Melania was last seen in public on May 10th
with President Trump as they welcomed back three American hostages released from captivity
in North Korea. On May 14th, she underwent minor kidney surgery to remove a fibrous growth
at Walter Reed National Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. She was released from
the hospital on May 19th and has been recovering at home in the White House since then. The
media went into overdrive with rumors and conspiracy theories, just salivating at the
thought that either Melania was d**d or had finally left her husband. It was disgusting.
President Trump did not even go to Israel to open the historic American embassy in Jerusalem
so he could be with his wife during all this. But do you see that in the media? Nope.
The media walk of shame over all this includes Politico, The Washington Post, and CNN, who
have all speculated endlessly about the First Lady’s absence from the public eye. One
Politico story actually had the headline, “White House Silence on Melania Stokes Conspiracy
Theories.” Their rumors spanned from d***h to plastic surgery, to moving back to New
York, to an affair to cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller. She’s holed up with
the Obamas or working on a tell-all book about her husband has also been making the rounds.
It was the fodder of gossip mongers. Instead of focusing on historic events that the President
is immersed in such as North Korea, they wagged their tongues over the First Lady. Melania was not brooking those rumors and
shot them down last week, “I see the media is working overtime speculating where I am
& what I’m doing. Rest assured, I’m here at the @White House w my family, feeling great,
& working hard on behalf of children & the American people!” Of course, that wasn’t
good enough for the left. CNN’s Brian Stelter lied to his Reliable Sources audience over
the weekend by repeating the false claim that First Lady Melania Trump has disappeared — that
she has been “invisible.” Here’s how Melania’s spokeswoman addressed
all this per the Western Journal: “Stephanie Grisham, the first lady’s spokeswoman,
addressed Mrs. Trump’s absence last week, saying she is “doing great.” ““Sadly, we deal with conspiracy theories
all the time, so this is nothing new, just more silly nonsense,” Grisham said. “She
is doing great. I wouldn’t characterize it as a long absence. She was hospitalized
for almost a week and is now home and recovering.” “Grisham said the first lady “has been
involved in several internal meetings with staff all last week, and that continues this
week. We’ve been going over initiatives and other long-term planning for events such
as the Congressional Picnic and 4th of July.” “The spokeswoman added in a statement to
Fox News on Monday, “Mrs. Trump has always been a strong and independent woman who puts
her family, and certainly her health above all else, and that won’t change over a rabid
press corps. She’s confident in what she is doing and in her role, and knows the rest
is just speculation and nonsense.”” CNBC correspondent Eamon Javers in response
to the Politico piece said that he saw Melania with her aides in the West Wing last Tuesday.
Replying to a tweet by CNN’s Brian Stelter about Trump’s disappearance, Fox News personality
Guy Benson wrote: “at least two journalists stated publicly that they’ve seen her in
the last few days at the (White House).” At Monday evening’s event with Gold Star
families, Melania wore a beautiful, simple black dress and looked the picture of health.
The press was not allowed in, but the White House often releases photos following such
occasions. Obviously, the First Lady is still not 100%.
First lady Melania Trump will skip a public event at the White House this afternoon, a
day after she briefly returned to public life following an extended absence. That may be
because she’s still getting her strength back or maybe it’s a scheduling conflict,
but Melania is not going anywhere and she will be just fine. Grisham noted that the
First Lady is expected to join President Trump at a Federal Emergency Management Agency hurricane
briefing on Wednesday. Sorry lefties… she’s baaaack.
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