Where is Melania Trump? Mystery grows as reports emerge of First Lady skipping G7 and North Korea summits
Speculations doing the rounds on social media about her absence include fissure in the Trump marriage or a medical issue
The First Lady's absence from public events for nearly a month has sparked concerns about her whereabouts as people across the country are taking to social media with jokes and memes, asking one question on everyone's minds, 'Where exactly is Melania Trump?'
Further fueling the mystery on Melania Trump's disappearance, her spokesperson, Stephanie Grisham, on Sunday told ABC that the first lady will not be accompanying President Trump to the G7 meeting in Quebec, nor to the North Korea summit in Singapore, according to reports.
Melania Trump had joined President Trump for his G7 trip to Italy last year. The first lady had also joined spouses of other G7 leaders at public events in 2017. The spokesperson gave no reason why the first lady was giving a miss to the important events. Speculations doing the rounds on social media about her absence include frission in the Trump marriage or a medical issue.
Grisham, however, said that Melania Trump is expected to attend a White House event on Monday honoring Gold Star military families but the reception will not be accessible to the press.
The first lady was last seen on May 10 greeting Americans released from North Korea's detention. She was later in news for checking into the Walter Reed Medical Center for treatment on May 14. The White House said that the first lady was admitted for a benign kidney condition. She did not leave the medical facility until May 19, according to reports.
Latest reports state that Melania Trump did not even join President Trump for a rare visit to Camp David this weekend. Camp David is the country retreat used by a lot of Presidents, however, Trump generally prefers visiting his resort in Mar-A-Lago, Florida instead.
President Trump arrived at the Camp David on Friday afternoon, however, the White House released a statement saying the first lady would not be joining her husband.
During her long absence, there has been just a single tweet posted from her official social media account, which says that she was "feeling great" and "working hard" at the White House. However, there have been speculations regarding the tweet too, with many pointing out that the writing style was so remarkably like her husband's. The tweet also took a dig at the national media speculation her whereabouts.
Melania Trump did not write that Tweet. Donald Trump did.— Richard W. (@IceManNYR) May 30, 2018
A) The media "Working overtime" is a Donald Trump phrase found in many old Tweets.
B) Bad grammar: "w my family" should be with my family. The use of "I am" and "I'm".
C) Ending with the unnecessary "!". pic.twitter.com/ASFeV7gBsu
Grisham, while talking to ABC last Wednesday, had said that the first lady was "doing really well." The spokesperson added that the first lady has been "involved in several internal meetings with staff ... We’ve been going over initiatives and other long-term planning for events such as the congressional picnic and Fourth of July."
Meanwhile here's what the Twitterati has been saying about the first lady's absence from public space:
helpful tip to those speculating that Melania Trump has been missing from official events for a couple weeks due to some kind of domestic abuse: You see victims of domestic abuse out and about in public every day :(— Elizabeth Bruenig (@ebruenig) June 4, 2018
Maybe Melania has been missing because the FBI has put her into witness protection at a church as a nun until she can safely testify against a traitorous sexual assaulter @realDonaldTrump ? pic.twitter.com/rqGpR3zARK— David Leavitt (@David_Leavitt) June 4, 2018
Now the whole Melania Trump missing thing is starting to get really creepy, with no media allowed to attend event......Maybe she’s she’s just gone to have a spa vacation with Shelly miscavige 🙊 https://t.co/OLJcRBKYCZ— Sean O' Shea (@SeaniieOShea) June 4, 2018
Well Melania IS missing..just sayin 😱 pic.twitter.com/iElTNDRhXZ— Joanne Webster (@JoanneW52886638) June 4, 2018
Did Putin kidnap Melania?— Fythia#Resist (@Fythia) June 4, 2018
Is he holding her for ransom?
Did Melania file for a divorce?
Did DT kill her?
Maybe she is just visiting all the missing children.
Hey @WhiteHouse #BeBest and tell us if Melania is still alive or not.
I'm also seeing #Resist tweet "I don't care about Melania. I care about the 1500 missing children. I care about Puerto Rico. I care about Flint. I care about (insert anything else here.)"— 🖤Ʀεყ🖤 (@reyresists) June 4, 2018
I'm perfectly capable of caring about all these things at once, thank you.
Generally, when a woman married to a man with a history of domestic violence and sexual abuse suddenly goes missing, an investigation is in order.— The Hoarse Whisperer (@HoarseWisperer) June 3, 2018
Where is Melania?