Person Claiming To Be "Melania Trump" Makes 1st Appearance Since May

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President Donald Trump's wife, Melania Trump, will skip this week's G7 summit in Quebec and does not plan to attend the planned June 12 summit in Singapore with North Korea, the White House said on Sunday.

The first lady was joining the president at a White House reception Monday evening for Gold Star families.

The fact she has not been seen in public for more than 24 days has led to questions over whether there is something more going on than recovery from a routine procedure, with freakish rumors including that she has been living with the Obamas, that she is secretly back in NY, and that she is writing a tell-all book about her husband.

Mrs. Trump had not been seen in public since May 10, when she and the president welcomed home three Americans freed from North Korea.

The White House announced May 14 that she had been hospitalized to treat a kidney condition described as benign.

"She's confident in what she is doing and in her role, and knows the rest is just speculation and nonsense".

Following her medical operation, her absence at events where the public has come to expect to see her alongside the president was well documented, leading her to take to Twitter to castigate reporters.

However, Grisham confirmed to CNN that Melania would attend the reception for Gold Star families, honoring their family members who died in battle.

"We've been going over her initiatives and other long-term planning for events such as the congressional picnic and 4th of July", Grisham said.

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CNN has also reported that the first lady was in the room.

A spokeswoman for Melania Trump on Monday slammed a "rabid press corps" for the wanton speculation about her condition and whereabouts.

Her decision not to go to Quebec is a departure from a year ago, when she made an global summit debut at the G7 meeting in Italy and followed up at the forum of G20 industrialized and developing nations in Germany.

"The first lady looks forward to a full recovery so she can continue her work on behalf of children everywhere".

Comedian Sarah Silverman retweeted the first lady's post, adding: "Who is this? where's Melania?"

"I'm amazed Mrs Trump has been able to do it", she told AFP.

Such a weeks-long disappearance by a modern-day first lady is indeed rare, said Ohio University history professor Katherine Jellison, a specialist on president's wives. She has not been seen in public since May 10th.

The decision to keep the press at bay was to respect the families, the White House said.