Donald Trump Says That Melania Had a ‘Big Operation’
- Author: Joey Payne Jun 12, 2018,
Jun 12, 2018, 1:18
Mrs Trump did satisfy some curiosity after making her first post-operation appearance earlier this week.
Melania, who wore a black $2,700 Escada gown, was Honorary Chair for the annual gala in tribute to former President Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theatre.
"Thank you for all of your prayers and best wishes", wrote President Trump.
"Tonight reminds all of us about the power the arts have in cultivating the American voice", the first lady said in a statement reported by Politico. Thank you to Ford's Theatre Society for tonight, and your continued dedication to education and leadership in the arts-the impact they have on society is invaluable and something we will continue to cherish throughout time'.
Presented with the President's timeline for Melania Trump's surgery, Stephanie Grisham, the first lady's communications director, reiterated that the first lady's embolization procedure had been successful.
This gala comes six days after Melania made her return to public life at an event honoring Gold Star military families at the White House. Very little is known about what Melania has gone through over the past few weeks - it was simply confirmed that she was having surgery for a "benign kidney condition". For that event, Donald was by her side.
In the weeks since aides said she underwent an procedure to treat a benign kidney condition, Melania Trump has directed her East Wing aides to release nearly no information about her medical condition or explain why she was at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for five days.
"She had a big operation", Trump said. "She can not travel internationally yet, and is doing great".
Mr Trump added that the U.S. first lady is "doing great". "She can not travel internationally yet, and is doing great".
She could not attend the Singapore summit because she is not allowed to fly in her one month of recovery, according to Donald. We're not going to invite either team, but we have other teams that are coming.you know my attitude: if they want to be here - its the greatest place on Earth - I'm here.
She also made a speech at the event, looking stunning bathed in blue light on the stage.
This isn't the first time the first lady has likely used fashion as a way of speaking without saying a word.