Where's Melania? First lady not seen in public for 3 weeks

Donald Trump Malcolm Jenkins

Donald Trump Malcolm Jenkins

"I see the media is working overtime speculating where I am & what I'm doing", Melania tweeted. "Rest assured, I'm here at the @WhiteHouse w my family, feeling great, & working hard on behalf of children & the American people!"

On May 14, the first lady was checked into Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for what her office said was a minor and successful kidney surgery.

The off-tone tweet caused some Twitter users to worry about the first lady's welfare and demand answers to why she hasn't been seen in weeks.

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Melania's spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham, told Business Insider on Wednesday that the first lady "is doing great" despite her relatively long absence from the spotlight. "Prodded along by his White House physician and the knowledge he is approaching obesity, Trump agreed earlier this year to alter his diet and begin a new exercise plan".

Melania's communications director says she is doing "really well" and is engaged on internal meetings. Is the first lady OK, asks Twitter? While that might be normal for most public figures, as the wife of a president who hates the media but loves attention, her absence is much more noticeable. But she reportedly didn't return to the White House until the following Saturday. "Right there", while gesturing toward a White House window. He said, "She's doing great".

She did not appear to be at the window, intensifying speculation.

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But she still didn't make a public appearance, leaving some skeptics still wondering about her condition and plenty more.

However, social media users were not at all convinced and hilarious responses ensued.

The president later announced on Twitter that his wife was in "good spirits" and he would soon be visiting her in the hospital.

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"They've never been joined at the hip", one White House official told CNN, explaining the first lady's wish to separate her individuality and character from that of her husband. Some doctors familiar with the procedure but not involved in her care said people treated with embolization typically are sent home the same day or the next.

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