Stephen Colbert Pushes Missing Melania Trump Conspiracy: ‘This Is Just Weird’

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Four days later, on May 14, she underwent an operation for a "benign kidney condition" at Walter Reed National Military Medical Centre in Washington DC.

On Sunday the White House announced Melania will not travel with President Trump to the summit with North Korea in Singapore or the G7 Summit in Quebec.

A CNBC journalist wrote on Twitter last week: "Not that this will deter the conspiracy theorists, but I saw the First Lady walking with her aides in the West Wing yesterday afternoon".

Greene tweeted that the president joked about the media's speculation about the first lady's absence.

On Wednesday, the First Lady of the United States will attend her first official event outside the White House since going under the knife.

However, Grisham confirmed to CNN that Melania would attend the reception for Gold Star families, honoring their family members who died in battle.

Mrs. Trump's decision not to go to Quebec is a departure from a year ago, when she made an global summit debut at the G7 meeting in Italy and followed up at the forum of G20 industrialized and developing nations in Germany.

First Trump-Kim meeting scheduled for 9am on Jun 12
South Korea's unification ministry confirmed Kim Su Gil's appointment but declined to comment on the others. The report by the Yonhap news agency, citing an intelligence source, could not be independently verified.

White House silence, including about why Melania spent five days in hospital for a routine procedure, only fueled the speculation.

"It was a privilege to welcome Gold Star Families to the White House today to recognize our Nation's fallen heroes and their families", Mrs. Trump said in a statement released after the event. Her aides have held firm, citing the privacy laws to which Mrs. Trump, like any other patient, is entitled.

"They say she is perfectly fine and I certainly hope that's true", Colbert continued.

CNN has also reported that the first lady was in the room. The AP's coverage included this gem of a line: "The first lady was seen in the flesh only by the families and administration officials who attended". It would be Mrs. Trump's first appearance outside the White House since May 10.

Her absence sparked all kinds of wild speculation, but the first lady has shown no interest in making an appearance just to knock down rumors. Then she lowered the boom of criticism that America deserves transparency in the whereabouts of the First Lady.

Some said Melania had moved back to NY or was cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller, head of the main investigation into alleged Russian election meddling that President Trump has branded a "witch hunt".

"Mrs. Trump is very strong and independent", Grisham said.

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