We didn’t even know she was sick! FLOTUS Melania Trump underwent kidney surgery at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Washington, DC, early this week. The First Lady was apparently suffering from an unspecified condition. Doctors reassured the public that her condition was benign; they simply preferred to address it now before it became a medical emergency later on down the road.
• Stephanie Grisham, Melania’s spokesperson at the White House, clarified her condition and experience for the public. “This morning, first lady Melania Trump underwent an embolization procedure to treat a benign kidney condition. The procedure was successful, and there were no complications,” she explained.
• The good news: Trump is reportedly recovering well at Walter Reed under the close watchful eye of surgeons. She is expected to make a full recovery.
• Doctors expect Melania to remain in the hospital, despite her positive recovery, for several days. This is precautionary and isn’t indicative of any specific issues.
• President Trump reportedly visited his wife at Walter Reed shortly after the procedure’s completion. “Successful procedure, she is in good spirits. Thank you to all of the well-wishers!,” he tweeted shortly afterward.
• Melania is just 48 years old – the youngest and second FLOTUS to undergo such a serious procedure during her husband’s time in office. She shares the experience with Nancy Reagan, who had a mastectomy in October 1987, and Rosalynn Carter, who underwent a lumpectomy in April 1977.
• Melania has become remarkably popular with the American public, rivaling approval rates for Barack Obama’s wife, Michelle. Recent polls show an approximate 57 percent approval across the board, regardless of political standing.