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Donald Trump pays hospital visit to recovering first lady Melania

Donald Trump pays hospital visit to recovering first lady Melania

Unlike Monday's inclement weather motorcade return, on Tuesday he left Walter Reed at 5:41 p.m. on Marine One to return to the White House. Will be leaving hospital in 2 or 3 days. "She's watching us right now", Trump said Tuesday as he spoke an annual tribute to law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.

Marine One, with Donald Trump on board, prepares to land on the South Lawn of the White House after the United States president visited first lady Melania Trump who is recovering from a kidney procedure at Walter Reed National Medical Center.

The Slovenia-born wife of Donald Trump underwent an embolization procedure, said her communications director Stephanie Grisham. According to the statement, the procedure was successful, and Trump experienced no complications. She also attended a ceremony for Military Mothers and Spouses in the White House East Room on May 11.

President Trump visited the first lady for over an hour on Monday evening before returning to the White House through a thunder and lightning storm.

Marine One with Donald Trump on board prepares to land on the South Lawn of the White House after the US president
Kidney embolization: What was Melania Trump's surgery for?

Embolization is most frequently used to cut off the flow of blood to a tumor or growth. They have a 12-year-old son, Barron.

The Trumps and their marriage have been under scrutiny in recent months after revelations that a porn actress was paid $130,000 in hush money to keep quiet about claims she had sex with Trump in 2006. But both made a point of displaying affection during last week's Rose Garden event where she announced the "Be Best" initiative.

Republished with permission from the Associated Press.

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