Melania Trump attends White House event to put to rest rumors of her being missing after sudden kidney surgery
Silencing a lot of rumors about her being missing, Melania Trump attended a reception for Gold Star military families at the White House on June 4.
The First Lady had everybody worried in the past few days, people were questioning her long absence post her kidney surgery and also the 'suspiciously Trump' tweet she posted a few days ago reassuring fans of her recovery. The only question that still was being asked was 'Where is Melania Trump?'
Now, Melania has been found and made her first appearance after almost 25 days of keeping a mysteriously low profile post her sudden kidney surgery. The first lady attended a reception for Gold Star military families at the White House on June 4 which marked her first appearance since May 10.
The event was totally closed off to the press so there were no photographs of the first lady from the event which she attended after a long time. However, the first lady was caught on a phone camera and was seen wearing a black dress. Melania Trump not only sat at the event but also walked in with her husband and President of the United States, Donald Trump.
As reported by DailyMail, Melania attended the whole event which was about an hour long but did not speak. She did sit in the front row for the entire event and listened to her husband speak. Diana Pike of Phoenix, Ariz, shared that the first lady looked "beautiful" and as "put together as she always does". She was also seen sporting really high black heels.
In a statement released, Melania said that it was a "privilege" to welcome all the families to the White House. "It was a privilege to welcome Gold Star Families to the White House today to recognize our Nation’s fallen heroes and their families. To all those who have lost loved ones in service to our country, our nation grieves with you. Thank you to those who joined us this evening and to the men and women currently serving overseas and to their families, thank you for your service. We send our prayers to all of those in harm's way, and may God bless the United States of America," the statement read.
Melania Trump has been missing from the public eye since May 10 and has made her first appearance after almost a month since her sudden surgery causing a lot of speculation and rumors on her whereabouts. According to Daily Caller reporter, Jena Greene, who attended the event as a Gold Star daughter shared that Trump also mentioned his wife's surgery and said that Melania "had a little problem" a few weeks ago but "would not miss this event for anything".
The reception was listed as closed to the press meaning that the media was not allowed to be inside and document her appearance. It is unknown whether the White House will be releasing photographs of the occasion. The event is held for Gold Star families who have lost a loved one in a war and honors military families. The White House had held a similar event last year.
It is not known when Melania Trump will make an appearance next. The first lady will not be accompanying President Donald Trump to the G7 summit in Canada or to his historic summit in Singapore which will take place on June 12.