And the timing of Mrs. Trump's departure from the public eye was abrupt and baffling: It came as she was ramping up her public appearances and in the midst of launching her official platform, Be Best, which will focus on children's issues. "She was, as always, steady on her 4 3/4" high heels.
The first sighting of the first lady. "During her recovery from surgery they reported everything from near death, to facelift, to left the W.H".
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A tweet from Melania Trump's account included pictures of her sitting in the front row at the Gold Star families event. Mrs. Trump's Communications Director, Stephanie Grisham, said the procedure was a success and without complication. To her, he said, "She's done a fantastic job as first lady - the people of our country love you".
Trump lambasted the media for entertaining the "fake news" rumors, and listed some of the theories that had been doing the Twitter rounds.
"I see the media is working overtime speculating where I am & what I'm doing".
Trump also paired the text of the tweets with video of himself and the first lady on his Facebook page.
But the presidential press corps were not invited to that function for military families.
US President Donald Trump has taken to Twitter to denounce some of the most freakish speculations and conspiracy theories circulating in media and social media platforms over his wife Melania's three-week absence from the public eye.
A look at the data shows that Gerald Ford is an anomaly in modern presidential history, dishing out 147 pardons in his first year and ending up with 382 in total by the end of his two and a half years in office.