At a briefing with federal emergency workers, the president began with a shout out to the first lady.
Thank you Melania.She is doing great.She went through a little rough patch but she’s doing great and we’re very proud of what she’s done a fantastic job as first lady. The people love you. People of our country love you. So thank you honey.
Mrs. Trump who underwent kidney surgery in May and remained hospitalized for five days has kept a low profile in the week since, causing wide speculation over her whereabouts.
Earlier Wednesday, the president slammed recent media coverage of the first lady, calling the rumors about her health quote unfair, vicious and all fake, adding she is doing really well.
On Monday video posted on Twitter showed Mrs. Trump in the East Room of the White House with the president, attending a private reception for military families.
Mrs. Trump’s public profile reflects the more guarded image she’s cultivated since stepping into the role of first lady, says Katherine Jellison who chairs Ohio University’s Department of History.
The fact that she has maintained more of a lower profile has just made people all the more curious.So I think she’s receiving the same amount of scrutiny. What’s different is that she’s not giving a lot of information back to the people who are doing the scrutinizing or asking the questions.
As the rest of her family headed to the Camp David presidential retreat over the weekend, Mrs. Trump was missing. Her absence all the more noticeable is the first lady just recently unveiled her official policy campaign focusing on well-being, social media and opioid abuse.
Let us teach our children the difference between right and wrong and encourage them to be best in their individual paths in life.
Some say the first lady’s visibility while not a constitutional or legal matter is more or less understood as a social and cultural expectation.It’s criticism based on past precedent because Americans have come to expect that first ladies regardless of personal circumstances,health problems even family tragedy still make public appearances.
And from the clothes she wears to the policies she champions, the modern media spotlight on Melania Trump isn’t going away anytime soon.
Elizabeth Cherneff VOA news Washington