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Melania Trump reappears after weeks of speculation about her absence

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Lora Ball | 06 June, 2018, 04:48

In an official statement issued Monday night, the first lady addressed the event: "It was a privilege to welcome Gold Star Families to the White House today to recognize our Nation's fallen heroes and their families".

It's hard not to start going the conspiracy theory route yourself when it would be so simple for the White House to prove the first lady continues to exist in-residence, yet instead, we receive events like "The Case of the Missing Woman at the Window" and "The Tweet Trump (Probably) Wrote".

The White House said over the weekend that the first lady will not be traveling with her husband to the G7 meeting in Quebec this week or to Singapore for the June 12 summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

The first lady and president hosted a similar event this same time a year ago in honor of the families of those who made the ultimate sacrifice to preserve America's freedom.

Wild theories began to circulate online, including that Mrs Trump had moved back to NY with their son, Barron, or that she was co-operating with special counsel Robert Mueller.

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Shortly afterwards, she entered Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for what the White House said was a benign kidney procedure.

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The Selfish author later told Extra at the event that " Wouldn't Leave " made her emotional: "I cried because it is a lot of what we went through..." Did I fight about it? Keepin' it real.

Shortly after Melania's apparent "routine kidney surgery", Trump tweeted that he was happy to have "Melanie" back in the White House. The president showed her to a seat in the front row before he headed for the stage.

"We're used to our first ladies being out and about", Colbert added later.

Melania, 48, had not been spotted since May 10, when she joined the president in greeting three American hostages released by North Korea.

In recent days, communications director Stephanie Grisham has said the first lady is "doing really well", but had declined to provide details about her condition.

Mrs. Trump recently underwent a kidney operation to treat a benign condition and has since been absent from public life. Instead, President Donald Trump insisted that he would hold an event celebrating America. "She might hear it from down the hall".

Luckily for everyone, FLOTUS posted photos from the Gold Star event, where you can absolutely see her face if you squint quite a bit.

Mrs. Trump stayed in the hospital for five days and has kept out of public view since returning home May 19. "She's confident in what she is doing and in her role, and knows the rest is just speculation and nonsense".

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