May 19–First Lady Melania Trump returned to the White House Saturday morning following an extended, five-day hospital stay for a kidney procedure.
President Trump missed his wife so much he momentary forgot how to spell her name in a welcome home tweet.
“Great to have our incredible First Lady back home in the White House. Melanie is feeling and doing really well. Thank you for all of your prayers and best wishes!” he wrote before quickly deleting the message and replacing it.
The White House said in a statement that the First Lady “is resting comfortably and is in high spirits.
“Our office has received thousands of calls and emails wishing Mrs. Trump well, and we thank everyone who has taken the time to reach out.”
Melania Trump had been at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center near Washington since Monday, recovering from an embolization procedure for an unspecified kidney condition — which the White House previously described as benign.
Her five-day hospitalization sparked rumors and questions about the First Lady’s health. Her communications director, Stephanie Grisham fired back at such reports, saying “every patient is different.”
“The medical professionals who have been giving opinions to the media based on one statement are uninformed. Mrs. Trump has a medical team that is comfortable with her care, which is all that matters,” she told CNN.
“Her recovery and privacy are paramount and I will have no further comment beyond this.”
Trump took to Twitter Wednesday to offer “a sincere thank you to Walter Reed Medical Unit” as well as those who sent her well wishes.
“I am feeling great & look forward to getting back home to the White House soon,” she wrote.
President Trump visited his 48-year-old wife several times while she was at the hospital this week. On Tuesday he tweeted that she was doing “really well” and that he expected her release to come in “2 or 3 days.”
It’s unclear why the First Lady’s hospitalization lasted longer than expected.
This article provided by NewsEdge.