After being out of the public eye for 24 days, which included recovery time for a kidney procedure on May 14, the First Lady made an appearance at an event for military Gold Star families on Monday night. It's the same treatment a similar event the Trumps hosted past year got. "To all those who have lost loved ones in service to our country, our nation grieves with you", Melania said in a statement after the event, The Hill reported.
The rumor mill has been working overtime in Melania's absence, speculating that she's moved out of the White House completely, or that her rumored body double is out of town.
It was announced on June 3 that Mrs Trump had pulled out of two important overseas trips with her husband, this weekend's G7 summit in Canada and the June 12 meeting in Singapore with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
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Several of the invitees commented on the first lady as they left.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders listens to a question during the daily press briefing at the White House, Monday, June 4, 2018, in Washington.
As CNN reported Monday, the president made the retort in response to a reporter asking about the first lady's nearly month-long disappearing act.
Such a weeks-long disappearance by a modern-day first lady is indeed rare, said Ohio University history professor Katherine Jellison, an expert on president's wives.
As Monday's event has made clear, however, rumours of the first lady's death have been greatly exaggerated.
Now, Trump and his lawyers are arguing that the president can't, by definition, obstruct justice, and if he could, he can't be charged with any crime, and even if he were, he has absolute power to pardon himself - "essentially, that the president is above the law", Noah said. Four days later, the White House said in a statement that she had undergone a successful embolization procedure.