Why People Are Freaking out About Melania Trump Being "Missing"

Why People Are Freaking out About Melania Trump Being

Why People Are Freaking out About Melania Trump Being "Missing"

The first lady was joining the president at a White House reception Monday evening for Gold Star families.

Melania Trump, never one to obsess like her husband about media attention, has laid low before. He then pointed out that his wife was, in fact, sitting in the front row. On Sunday's episode of "Last Week Tonight", the host opened his show by diving into the oversized letter given to Trump by North Korean envoy Kim Yong Chol last week.

While the simplest reason for Melania's prolonged absence from the spotlight is her recent operation, the internet has been ablaze with more outlandish rationales.

CNN reporter Kate Bennett tweeted that Melania Trump was definitely at the event, at that President Trump joked about how long she's been out of the public eye.

However, her spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham, said the first lady is doing well and that a variety of internal meetings about her initiative have taken place during her recovery.

On Wednesday, Melania confronted the media speculating about her whereabouts tweeting, "I see the media is working overtime speculating where I am & what I'm doing".

The first lady skipped ceremonies, including a Memorial Day wreath-laying.

Greene told ABC News she was at the event to honor her dad, Lt. Col David Greene, a Marine Corps Helicopter Pilot who was killed in Iraq in 2004.

According to the White House's announcement, Melania will joint President Donald Trump for a hurricane briefing at Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) headquarters in Washington. There was a chance she could have made an appearance this week, but The Hill reported that she would not be attending a "Celebration of America" event at the White House on Tuesday.

"She will not attend the G7 and there are no plans for her to travel to Singapore at this time, " Grisham told AP.

Those are the only two possible explanations for Monday's apparent appearance by Melania Trump, who, prior to Monday, was not seen publicly for three weeks. But, in a twist worthy of Poe or Coleridge, when said reporters turned to the window to look for Melania Trump, she was nowhere to be found. Trump reignites NFL feud Aday after scrubbing a White House visit by Super Bowl champions Philadelphia Eagles, President Donald Trump appeared to challenge part of a new NFL policy that allows players who want to protest during the national anthem to do so in the locker room.

What's more, several conspiracy theories surfaced last week when Melania made her first social media announcement in a while.

Shortly after Melania's apparent "routine kidney surgery", Trump tweeted that he was happy to have "Melanie" back in the White House.

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