Even though the network noted that Melania Trump was scheduled to appear at the Gold Star function monday, CNN's Brian Stelter appeared to downplay the news because the event was not open to the public.
First Lady Melania Trump's last public appearance was on May 10th, shortly after the announcement of her "Be Best" initiative and four days before she was hospitalized for what was purportedly a minor kidney surgery.
The last time Melania Trump participated in an official event was on 10 May, when the first couple greeted three former USA prisoners who had been released from captivity in North Korea.
However, Jena Greene, a reporter for the Daily Caller was invited, and she tweeted out a video of the President and the First Lady arriving at the private event.
Last weekend I wrote that contrary to the silly speculation on social media, the First Lady isn't missing.
Grisham said earlier that the first lady has been meeting with staff and working on projects. "Thank you to the Gold Star families that joined us in celebration & remembrance", the tweet said.
The president literally pointed at a window, indicating the presence of the first lady, but ... she wasn't there.
Another said: "It's now been 24 days since Melania Trump was last seen in public".
Comedian Sarah Silverman retweeted the first lady's post, adding: "Who is this? where's Melania?".
"Nancy Reagan was always out there telling kids to 'just say no.' Michelle Obama would sometimes just show up in people's living rooms and tell them to drop and give her 20".
The first lady of the United States is back.
Grisham said the Gold Star families' event was important to Mrs. Trump and had been on her calendar for some time. But over the past half century, it has become the expectation that people know the basic narrative of the first lady's activities. Some of the more popular conspiracy theories suggest a longer-term recovery from plastic surgery or a condition that is not so benign; that she's left Trump and moved out of the White House entirely.
"I'm amazed Mrs Trump has been able to do it", she told AFP.