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Why Are There Restrictions for Melania Trump's Latest Appearance?

Why Are There Restrictions for Melania Trump's Latest Appearance?

After more than three weeks out of the public eye, the first lady strolled into a White House event Monday for military families and swept away the wild speculation that she was incapacitated or had otherwise vanished.

However, Jena Greene, a reporter for the Daily Caller was invited, and she tweeted out a video of the President and the First Lady arriving at the private event.

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said that she has never heard Hagin say that, telling CNN that "I've worked very closely with Joe and it's just not how his mind thinks or the way that he operates".

She did attend the G7 summit previous year in Italy and also travelled to Germany in July for the G20, although she spent part of that trip trapped in her hotel suite while violent protests raged outside.

Grisham said the Gold Star families' event was important to Mrs. Trump and had been on her calendar for some time. "They have lost loved ones and deserve respect and privacy", said spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham.

Questions surrounding Melania's absence grew increasingly loud in the last week, prompting the first lady to snipe at the press for inquiring about her.

However, the White House did announce Ms Trump would not be accompanying the president to the upcoming G7 Summit in Montreal, Canada from 7-9 June nor the hotly anticipated meeting with North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un set to take place on 12 June in Singapore.

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"She has had several meetings internally with staff and will continue to do so this week".

President Donald Trump will travel to Quebec for the G7, an event where world leaders are often accompanied by their spouses, on Friday and Saturday. "And they claim she came home to the White House".

CNN and several other mainstream media outlets had been painting the first lady as "missing in action", even though several observers pointed out that the first lady was spotted in the West Wing as recently as May 29. "I can't imagine a previous first lady disappearing for 24 days without some level of concern".

Mrs. Trump recently underwent a kidney operation to treat a benign condition and has since been absent from public life.

A person inside the room told CNN the President made a joke that fell flat about the First Lady's extended absence from society.

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".


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