Melania Trump tweet fails to dispel conspiracy theories

Glen Norman
June 2, 2018

Since her nearly week-long hospital stay, Trump has also tweeted about the school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas; the Navy SEAL who was awarded the Medal of Honor at a White House ceremony, which she did not attend, on May 24; and most recently, a tweet supporting the military in honor of Memorial Day. She went to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on May 14 and returned to the White House on May 19.

The first lady tweeted Wednesday that she's "working hard" and "feeling great".

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Melania Trump has also not been present for several other White House events that first ladies usually attend.

President Trump hosted a field day at the White House on Wednesday to encourage more kids to participate in sports.


East Wing spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham said in a statement that Mrs Trump was "resting comfortably and remains in high spirits". She has seen Trump and she's fine, she says.

Absence seems to make the heart grow fonder, however, because in the last month Melania's approval rating jumped 10 points to 57 percent.

The people wringing their hands about the whereabouts of first lady Melania Trump can calm down now: She tweeted for the first time in.uh.two days and said she's at the White House, feeling fine, thanks for asking.

The Huffington Post pointed out that the phrases "working overtime", "speculating", "working hard" and "on behalf of the American people" feature frequently in the president's tweets. I would not characterize it as a long absence.

A little less than a week later, reporters asked Mr Trump about his wife's whereabouts.


Still, it looks like a lot of Twitter users are just refusing to believe she is alright.

Mrs. Trump capped it off in early May with a splashy Rose Garden rollout for her "Be Best" campaign to teach kindness to children.

But they have not identified a discernible exercise routine beyond the weekend rounds of golf the President enjoys with the help of a cart.

Ivanka Trump, the president's daughter and senior adviser, said that the Aspen Institute found that 37 percent of children played team sports on a regular basis in 2016, down from almost 45 percent in 2008.


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