Melania Trump First Official Look Following Surgery

Even the president’s wife shouldn’t have to play ‘first lady

US President Donald Trump has lashed out at media reports about Melania Trump's rare public appearances.

Donald Trump has fired back at what he called "unfair and vicious" rumours about the whereabouts of his wife Melania, whose almost month-long absence from the public eye had become something of a national puzzle.

"She feels great", she wrote, "doing well".

President Trump has apparently had enough, firing off a series of tweets that accuse reporters of lying about seeing her to keep the narrative going. "Fake News is really bad!"

'They never reported the sighting because it would hurt the sick narrative that she was living in a different part of the world, was really ill, or whatever.

Of course, he could simply be talking about her kidney procedure and recuperation at the beginning of May, But with rampant speculation regarding her whereabouts and near silence from the White House...we gotta be more specific. The news was met with surprise: there was no prior indication she had been unwell.

Would you look at that, two Melania Trump sightings in one week! But contrary to the president's claim, the mainstream media did not embrace suggestions that she had had a facelift, been abused or was near death. Mrs. Trump's Communications Director, Stephanie Grisham, said the procedure was a success and without complication.

Mr Trump opened the session by thanking the first lady for being present.

On Monday, Melania Trump appeared alongside Trump at a White House reception honoring Gold Star families.

Donald Trump has issued an astonishing Twitter takedown of rumors about his wife Melania's wellbeing, denying that she has left him, that he abused her, or that she has had a secret facelift.

The president and the first lady in the East Room of the White House, May 9, shortly before she receded from view.

"I can't even imagine", Brzezinski added in her own tweet.

Trump's attack on Brzezinski a year ago, in which he bashed her show's ratings and called her "low I.Q. Crazy Mika", prompted bipartisan denunciations at the time, with several Republican lawmakers calling it "beneath the dignity" of the White House and "not okay". "There were no other reporters there at the time, but maybe POTUS is referring to something else?"

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