Where is Melania? People want to know — Trending

Marsha Scott
June 8, 2018

"We remain indebted to each of them and we honor them today, together, with their families". She tweeted out some pictures to document her presence. "Thank you to the Gold Star families that joined us in celebration & remembrance", their posts read. "That's the way we want it ... for you to not want it that way", the group's official account replied.

Daily Caller reporter Jena Greene, an attendee of the event whose father was killed in action in Iraq, recorded a video of Melania's appearance.

Amid the scrutiny, and ahead of the Gold Star reception, Grisham told CNN there was nothing to the rumors, blaming the media for piquing public interest. She has not been seen in public since May 10th. Bennett quoted the president saying, in jest. He said it wasn't happening. "Nancy Reagan was always out there telling kids to 'just say no.' Michelle Obama would sometimes just show up in people's living rooms and tell them to drop and give her 20". "Isn't that right honey?" The riff was playful, but a bit awkward considering the event was to honor Gold Star families, who have lost loved ones at war.

"Did she leave him?" the President asked at one point, before pointing out that Melania Trump was, in fact, sitting in the front row.

Grisham dismissed the hubbub as "nonsense" in a statement. The press were not actually present at the event out of respect for the families of fallen soldiers, but reports have confirmed that Melania was in attendance, and the first lady herself tweeted some photos from the evening.

She sent early signals that she will not bow to speculation or public expectations about what she should be doing. She underwent surgery on May 14 for a benign kidney condition.

While Melania Trump has not been seen in public for almost one month, she did make an appearance at a private White House event this week.

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What's more, several conspiracy theories surfaced last week when Melania made her first social media announcement in a while. Was there trouble in the Trump marriage? The visit to Corpus Christi, however, also included a memorable pit stop she and Pence made to fast food restaurant Whataburger on their way back to the airport. Is she recovering from plastic surgery?

She'd last been seen on May 10, when she appeared alongside President Trump as he welcomed three American detainees released by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

I think Melania's spokeswoman summed it up nicely as she batted away criticism that the First Lady has been out of the spotlight.

On Twitter, doubters still demanded a second reliable source for this sighting, exacerbated by the routine closed-mouth stance of Trump's East Wing staff.

With Monday's appearance, all the fevered speculation about FLOTUS should come to an end, but it probably won't. In the weeks before, the first lady had organized a state dinner with France and saw her poll numbers rising. We already know from her spokesperson Stephanie Grisham that "the first lady won't attend the G7 summit in Canada this week with the president, nor go on a June 12 trip to Singapore for a North Korea meeting", per People.

She did attend the G7 summit a year ago in Italy and also travelled to Germany in July for the G20, although she spent part of that trip trapped in her hotel suite while violent protests raged outside.

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