Melania breaks her silence after surgery with a not-so-subtle jab at the media

The seems to be nothing off-limits in the quest to destroy President Donald Trump, least of all his marriage.

First lady Melania Trump has not made a public appearance since being released from the hospital two weeks ago after undergoing what was announced as a routine embolization procedure at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center “to treat a benign kidney condition.”

But heaven forbid she enjoy a few days of rest and relaxation as she convalesces.

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A number of ridiculous rumors — none of them positive for the president — are being bandied about regarding Mrs. Trump’s whereabouts, prompting a rare tweet from the first lady to set the record straight.

“I see the media is working overtime speculating where I am & what I’m doing. Rest assured, I’m here at the @WhiteHouse w my family, feeling great, & working hard on behalf of children & the American people!” the first lady’s tweet read.

As for the rumors about what Melania Trump is up to, Politico floated a few of them:

She’s left the White House and moved back to New York City.

She’s cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller.

She’s holed up with the Obamas, working on a tell-all book about her husband — unless she had a secret nip and tuck, in which case she’s just healing.


The media’s pattern of creating controversy where none exists is well established under this president, their goal being to expose a dysfunctional administration.

The anti-Trump brigade is sure the White House is hiding something, not that the first lady is eager to play the game.

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“In contrast to her husband, who has a symbiotic relationship with the media, Melania Trump is nonplussed by any attention, people close to her said,” Politico’s Annie Karni wrote.

“And she views most of the questions about her health not as driven by real concern, but by nosiness. And she doesn’t care to play the game — even at the price of feeding the rumor mill.”

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The first lady’s spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham, didn’t say when Mrs. Trump can be expected to appear in public next, but she did dismiss the “silly nonsense” behind the rumors, Politico reported.

“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.”

Tom Tillison


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