Melania Trump has not been seen in public since May 10th, apparently

President Donald J. Trump welcomes President Emmanuel Macron

Melania Trump checked into the hospital on May 14th, a Monday. She stayed there for six days, allegedly returning to the White House on Saturday, May 19th, where her husband celebrated her return by calling her “Melanie” on Twitter. Allegedly, Mel had some kind of kidney procedure, except that absolutely NO ONE believes that. No one believes that a benign issue with her kidneys would lead to a six-day hospitalization. No one believes that Melania is quietly recuperating in the White House and doing work behind the scenes either. So it’s become Melania Watch: How Many Days Since We’ve Seen the FLOTUS?

First Lady Melania Trump has been completely unseen in public since returning home from the hospital last Saturday — but her husband insists she still remains “right there.” The 48-year-old has not been spotted since Thursday, May 10, when she stood next to her husband to welcome home three Americans at Joint Base Andrews, according to the Washington Post. Four days later, her office made the surprise announcement that the first lady had undergone a “successful” kidney procedure, but would remain hospitalized for the remainder of the week.

She returned home May 19, but was completely out of the spotlight this week, which the Post notes is an “unusually long absence” for even the most private presidential spouses. But her time away from the public did not seem to perturb her husband, President Donald Trump, who instead appeared to insist that she was quite close to gathered reporters at the White House Friday morning as he prepared to board Marine One and travel to Annapolis, Maryland, for the U.S. Naval Academy graduation ceremony.

When a reporter asked about the first lady’s health, he pointed up toward the second floor of the White House from the south entrance and replied, “She’s doing great. Right there. She’s doing great. She’s looking at us, right there.” But as reporters turned to follow his outstretched figure, they saw no sign of his wife, reports the Post.

The first lady’s spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham, tells PEOPLE that Melania Trump “is doing very well and has been participating in several internal meetings with her staff to plan upcoming events.” But her return to public life remains a mystery — Grisham did not specifically say when she would be seen again — as does the first lady’s unusually long hospital stay for a “successful” kidney embolization.

[From People]

GHOST MELANIA. Ghost Melania is haunting the White House. The real Melania has been replaced by her surprisingly accurate wax figure and no one has realized it yet. It’s almost like the plot of some kind of dumb farce with a punched-up script by Aaron Sorkin. Except it is real. Also shady: Melania’s personal Twitter account has her “location” set to New York City. Is this happening? Was the hospitalization just a cover story for Melania leaving that giant orange dinosaur ass?

Here are your options:
A. Melania is fine, recuperating in the White House and quietly working following a routine kidney procedure.
B. Melania had bad plastic surgery and she will be in hiding until she gets it fixed
C. Melania died at some point in May and now her ghost haunts the West Wing of the White House
D. Melania is a pod person now
E. Melania was always a robot and they provided Donald Trump with an upgrade they call Melanie
F. Melania has escaped to Canada and the “New York” line on her Twitter is an attempt to throw people off
G. The Secret Service sent Melania to Gitmo after she went after her husband with a Manolo
H. Melania used the “sinkhole” on the White House lawn as a cover story to Shawshank her way out of there

Also, there’s this:

Donald Trump, Melania Trump, Emmanuel Macron, and Brigitte Macron attend a dinner at the White House

Photos courtesy of Backgrid.

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  1. Dtab says:

    Her Face-lift is probably taking longer to heal than normal…so wont see her for another while probably

  2. Beth says:

    She should keep her husband out of public too.

  3. Lorelei says:

    If it’s true that she moved back to NYC, I will be furious at how much extra money she will end up costing us taxpayers.

    She doesn’t actually do any first-ladying, though, so no big loss to the WH.

    • Ladykeller says:

      The costs have been covered by selling 1500 children to human traffickers.

      • KiddV says:

        There aren’t 1500 children “missing”. There are 1500 children who had been released to relatives a few years ago (who had originally crossed the border without a parent or relative) and they haven’t been able to verify if those kids are still with the relative. If they’re missing it’s because they left the relative, not because the government lost or sold them. People aren’t checking facts and things are getting a little out of control on that one.

    • Bluesky says:

      I sent this story to my aunt in NYC and she is going to be furious.

      Maybe she is planning her exit strategy once her husband is indicted *fingers crossed*

      • Liz says:

        I’ll start crying. NYC spent a small fortune on protection for her when she was living here. If she brings Barron back (which you know she will), I’ll cry harder – I live near his old school and the traffic tie-ups at drop-off and pick-up were surreal (worse than normal for a Manhattan private school, of which there are many in this neighborhood).

    • jwoolman says:

      Save your fury for the obscene military budget, which keeps climbing higher and higher. It surpassed the sum total of all other military budgets in the world long ago. Reserve some fury for the dictatorial military parade planned in November and of course that damned Wall Trump keeps trying to sneak into budgets. Also the cost of the National Guard deployed at the border just because Trump thought it would be a neat idea even though anybody who actually deals with the border says it’s stupid. Shall I go on?

      The cost of Melania staying in NYC is minuscule compared to such costs. We have no right to make the family of a POTUS into prisoners and we have no right to expect the spouse of a POTUS to do anything at all. If the Secret Service decides to provide protection in a ridiculously overkill sort of way, complain to them. Ask them why they can’t just tweak the existing security for Trump Tower when anybody is staying there, without disrupting local traffic. Also insist that the city be reimbursed for any help they provide, since this is a federal expense.

      Suck it up, taxpayers. Melania has a right to stay in NYC if she wants to do so. I personally think it’s pointless to try to protect against every possible event because we really can’t. But I’m not in charge of security for the POTUS and family.

      Melania and her son really need to get away from The Donald for their own safety. The further away, the better. He’s a dangerous man and the stress he is under with Mueller closing in on him makes him increasingly dangerous to his immediate family. This is not a normal situation.

  4. kate says:

    I really hope she has not moved back to NYC. It cost the city a fortune to keep her pampered ass. What a failure that woman she is.

  5. Rapunzel says:

    Starting to think there might be some truth to the attempted suicide rumor. I can’t see any other reason they’d let her move back to New York. And I believe she did move back.

  6. Chef Grace says:

    She had a face transplant and is now living another life as a Kardashian Kousin…

  7. hindulovegod says:

    I work near Trump Tower. There were scores of cops everywhere last week and secret service guys at all the lunch places again. I assumed she was back.

  8. Digital Unicorn says:

    She’s had surgery on her face and that takes time to heal or he knocked her around and damaged her face. Plus I think she’s finally left him and they r trying to cover it up by making excuses.

  9. Linda says:

    Maybe there is something wrong with her or something happened that is being kept private right now. Maybe dont be so thoughtless. There is a child involved in this family

  10. RBC says:

    She gave 45 a choice: They stay married but she and their son move back to New York or she stays in DC and she flies for divorce, then airs all the dirty dealings her husband has been involved in.
    Melania probably did have some health issue and she may have decided life is too short to be unhappy

  11. ChillyWilly says:

    Wow. I’m thinking she has finally had it with Baby Fists and the only way he can keep her from divorcing him is to let her move back to NYC. What a disaster. Is this real life?

  12. Seraphina says:

    I just CANNOT understand how this family of clowns is in our Whitehouse. For the love of God, the American voting population must be completely stupid or is being brainwashed by Alexa in the sleep. And I’m an American! This shit has got to stop. They need to get out. I am embarrassed to travel abroad. Ugh.

  13. Incredulous says:

    School year just ended, did it? She’s going nowhere without Barron so where’s Barron?

    • jwoolman says:

      I would guess Barron is with her or with her parents in the DC area if he is still in school. I would assume her parents would relocate back to Trump Tower and bring him back with them if so.

      They all seem able to move around discreetly when necessary, if Melania is back in NYC without fanfare. The problem is for scheduled events (including the child going to school and back).

      Maybe Donald found out Melania was wearing a wire for Mueller…. Not exactly joking!

  14. Juls says:

    I must admit that the first thing that popped into my mind as I was reading this was…David Miscavige’s wife. Where is Shelley. Where is Melania?! She probably did just go back to NY to hide though.

  15. Nibbi says:

    ideally, she’d suck it up and divorce his ass, and he’d have to pay for her security out of his own pocket (ie, it’d probably still be money pilfered from his stint in public service and all, seeing as the Trump fortunes are apparently being massively enriched because of the Presidency, but at least it’d hurt his ego) – and we won’t be continually fed sketchy cover-up crap for the foreseeable future.

  16. Faith says:

    I don’t have any regard for Melania (or her husband, god forbid), BUT would you make fun of anybody else’s stay at the hospital? Particularly when it was almost a week long, and the reason behind it is not known.
    I am not trying to be a moralizing a-hole, it’s a honest question, don’t you think it’s in bad taste?

    • Linda says:

      I agree. Thats what I was thinking in my comment above.

    • Oik says:

      Agree. I don’t have a lot of sympathy for her because Trump’s vileness was well known to everyone and she made a deal with the devil when she decided to marry him but while she signed up for wife of grostesque rich guy she didn’t sign up for the WH and never in her wildest dreams did she think that was a possibility because no one else did. I think expecting the spouse of the President to act as a public figure is unfair and I can’t fault her for not wanting any part of it. Be nice if Trump ponies up the cost of providing security for her but that’s not how these things work. Every other President has had public funding cover non spouse relatives at times at least.

    • Cerys says:

      Agree. If she has been genuinely ill, then I sympathise and hope she recovers quickly. I wouldn’t wish ill-health on anyone, not even a Trump.
      if she has gone back to New York then my sympathies will be with US taxpayers

    • ORIGINAL T.C. says:

      Someone who lies repeatedly? Have you seen Melania’s supposed diploma? Or heard her speak in any of the multiple languages she claims to know? What about all her campaigns for children she was going to do? No, I don’t believe pathological liars or their pathological liar husband or their pathological liar staff. But hey 40% of the US still believes Trump after 3,000 lies in 16 months. I’m a “fool me twice shame on me and I don’t believe a damn word you say”.

      • Faith says:

        Wait, my comment was not about believing any of their lies, or Melania’s questionable curriculum, promises and life choices. I was just wondering on the opportunity of mocking somebody for a 6-day hospital stay, and if we would behaving the same were it anybody else. Nothing more.

      • minx says:

        Faith, I doubt we would behave the same way because few people are as odious as the Trumps.

      • jwoolman says:

        All that stuff on Melania’s web site sounded like Donald’s typical bombast to me. Melania doesn’t seem like someone who would care to make all that stuff up. She would be prouder of her accomplishments as a model on real jobs.

        Likewise the plagiarism of Michelle Obama’s work – doesn’t sound like Melania had much if anything to do with it, although she does admire Michelle. Trump hired a speechwriter and pushed Melania into public speaking, despite her obvious discomfort with it. He did it again at other events since the election.

        And I’m sure she was able to chat and talk about work issues as a model in Europe in several languages when she was younger. She very likely can still read popular magazines in those languages. But for years she has only needed to talk in English and (to family) Slovenian in an English-speaking environment. I translate scientific material from five different languages into English, but can’t speak French easily now even though I could when I was younger. It would come back if the cats and I were American refugees in Montreal, I suppose… But I doubt that her French ever was at the level of well-educated people like the Macrons. Of course she would be shy about speaking French with them. So would I. Most people who are multilingual are not equally fluent at all levels in their various languages. Often they have a primary language in which they were educated (and in which they have the largest vocabulary) and then can talk to family and friends only about family/friend issues in the other languages.

        I’m sure Melania has a fluent understanding of spoken and written English by now. Don’t be misled by her difficulties with speaking high level English and her strong accent. Speaking a foreign language learned primarily as an adult is very difficult, and many intelligent people never manage it well despite living in an English-speaking country. And some people simply retain a strong foreign accent even when they are perfectly fluent in the other language (different parts of the brain are involved in all the different aspects of using language). I imagine she has similar problems writing in English, I know I do with my other languages that I can read. This is another reason to doubt that she has ever written her own material when pushed in front of a microphone. It’s unfair to keep comparing her with a well-educated lawyer like Michelle Obama, who has no trouble writing complex materials and speaking well in public in her native language.

      • Jess says:

        We get it, JWOOLMAN, you voted for trump.

  17. Anniefannie says:

    I’m in the facelift camp and that she’s moved back to NYC. While I loathe that her escape is underwritten at tax payer expense,I do enjoy the fact that she can’t/won’t be controlled by Trump. He can’t stand lack of control and the optics are terrible…

  18. Maria says:

    Where is Baron in all this? I hope it’snothing serious. Keeping a person in the hospital that long can mean they’re doing tests of all sorts.

  19. Oik says:

    As a UK/Australian citizen the whole concept of a first spouse is bizarre to me. What would happen if a single person is ever elected President? Will they have to hire a pretend spouse?

    • Red Snapper says:

      There was a single man who was president. Buchanan in the 1850′s His niece acted as his hostess for functions.

    • ennuisha says:

      Oh, you sweet summer child. :-)

      The chances of a single person being elected to the U.S. presidency, within the next 25 years, are about as likely as Cardi B and QE II kicking it together at Coachella.

      You come from a country that elected an atheist. We live in a country where Republicans are trying to remove evolutionary science from textbooks. :-)

    • Ladykeller says:

      This is one of the biggest reasons I wanted to see Hillary elected. I wanted to see what happened when Bill Clinton was “first lady” I dare say he would have done a much better job than melania.

    • The Original G says:

      Canadian here. I agree with Oik. I think it’s actually bizarre in this day and age that a spouse is automatically indentured to the White House and their elected spouse’s administration. I’m well aware of the fine contributions other First Ladies have made. I just don’t think that, regardless of the person occupying an elected office, that their spouse should become some social or political chattel.

      I am no fan of Trump and I’m totally indifferent to Melania. Even under the terms of some trophy wife agreement, she’s got plenty of reason to ghost him.

      What truly does concern me is that I’m not seeing enough fresh Democrat or opposition leadership to put this clown in his place. Dragging Melania is the least of the worlds’ worries.

    • Chaine says:

      @Oik in the last primaries there was a guy named Lindsay Graham running who is single. In interviews he said that if he was elected, his sister would act as his First Lady for official events.

  20. Citresse says:

    I like the Shawshank….Melania is used to dry heaving around Trump and a little more on her way to total freedom wouldn’t hurt.

  21. minx says:

    Honestly, I don’t care what happened to her. She’s a nonentity as a First Lady.

  22. kate says:

    I loathe her. Hope Baron is OK, he is the only one who deserves sympathy in this family of white supremacists.

  23. No Doubtful says:

    Does she really think she’s fooling anyone with this nonsense? Girlfriend had plastic surgery and is in hiding. Maybe lipo? A facelift? Work around her eyes? A libotomy?

  24. DenG says:

    She and her hubby have similar pouty, sulky, sullen, sour, dissatisfied expressions. Maybe she got a smile implant.

  25. Who ARE These People? says:

    Damn it, if she leaves the White House she is not in prime position to poison the KFC.

  26. Svea says:

    The theories were very entertaining. I like the Stepford wife ones. If she had anymore plastic surgery she would start looking like the cat woman so I don’t think that’s it. Hope she is staying in DC. Why does the public have to pay for their bad marriage?

  27. Starryfish says:

    Is there anyone out there who believes that she wasn’t off getting her face tweaked? It takes a while for the bruising and swelling to go away.

  28. JEM says:

    I think she went back to NYC and Barron will start school there in the fall. It’s clear she’s happier there.

    Also, Kaiser, you are HILARIOUS. This post made me laugh out loud like 7 times.

    • wood dragon says:

      And now that her parents are citizens officially, what more reason does she need to be in the same location as her husband anymore? I doubt she would divorce -yet. Odds are that they have an agreement since it’s pretty obvious theirs has become a platonic marriage: he has infamously said that he loses interest in women once they’ve had children. And then there are all those other women he has slept with.
      Melania is just there to make him look good: a literal trophy wife.

  29. adastraperaspera says:

    Mob wife has to get back to her Manhattan lifestyle full time. She is helping run the con. Hope she sees prison walls around her soon.

  30. kodakay says:

    They need a little more time before she becomes a full-blown Stepford Wife.

  31. Skippy says:

    I heard Melanie has a sexy young hot Latino lover and they love to go dancing in NYC. 💃🏻🕺🏻

  32. Anguishedcorn says:

    Maybe she’s closeted with Mueller,

  33. MrsClincy says:

    I just gave birth on the 24th in an unusually difficult delivery after having tested positive for Group B bacteria and the little guy and I were only in the hospital for 2 1/2 days.

  34. Jayne Birkinb says:

    Originally the FLOTUS office said she would be in the hospital for 2-3 days. But she was there 6 days. Hospitals are terrible places to rest because nurses check on you hourly (opening doors, pushing curtains, checking your pulse, etc.).

    I think her recent tummy indicates she really does have a kidney condition. Maybe more serious than advertised.

    And I believe she’s lazy. When has she ever shown herself to be a hard worker? This is her golden cage, complete with Donald’s bird shit.

    So she’s milking the bedrest, planning summer in NYC and the Hamptons, and probably will stay legally married for the benjamin$. She skipped today’s Arlington Memorial wreath laying. But sge did tweet! So did Donnie-It’s-All-About-Me-Dickwad:

    Most Eastern Europeans grow up with open racism towards black and brown people. She still thinks Obama is less American than she is.

    • Spicecake38 says:

      Hi Jayne I’m agreeing with you on a few points.One I have friends who are Armenian immigrants and are learning to accept black/Hispanic and other dark skinned people-these friends are true immigrants coming here around 28 years old though and never saw a very dark skinned person or understood the cultural differences of any people besides their own,so they have had much to learn.I know Melania is Eastern European descent,andprejudice is somewhat more likely in her background.I have also noticed her abdomen has recently become distended in appearance,and kidney disease could be the culprit or perhaps weight gain due to menopausal bleeding resulting in total abdominal hysterectomy,when sometimes cancer or precancerous lesions can be found.My belief is that she really does want to be back in NYC with her son,and that significant or minor health complications could be an easy way for her to excuse at least a summer in NYC or Hamptons under some form of minor medical care.Hope she is physically alright,especially for the sake of her child,but either way something is very off.

    • Faith says:

      Although this may not seem immediately evident to US citizens, in western Europe there is a real problem of prejudice and racism towards eastern Europeans. One would think she’d be more alert about being racist herself.

  35. Deeanna says:

    Melanie may have actually had the kidney procedure, who knows? But the hospitalization certainly gave her cover to have a plastic procedure or two or lipo.

    If she has returned to New York I’d guess it is because she can sneak out of the Trump building much more easily than she can sneak out of the White House. An article I read recently said they never go out anywhere in DC. No Kennedy Center events, etc. And that he’ll only eat in the restaurant in the hotel he owns.

    So maybe Melanie wants to go see some plays. And go eat at some decent restaurants. After she’s fully recovered from that kidney procedure, of course.

  36. Lboogi says:

    I bet she currently looks like Patsy after her chemical peel!

  37. Anare says:

    I said right from the beginning of this ruse I bet she left him and they are scrambling to make up a narrative. What do want to bet that she packed up as soon as Baron finished school and fled back to NYC and by the time the WH figured out she wasn’t coming back they quick made up a story that she had surgery. Lol. Why have we not heard more about this affliction? No one has “routine” kidney surgery. If a doctor has to start poking around your kidney there is something wrong. And if that was the case they would have used it to get sympathy for Melanie and make the Orangie look like a saint. Also it would draw attention off the rest of the ongoing shit show so they would ride that story for months. Instead we get a half-baked explanation, Orangina goes “ visiting fro 20 minutes. No report of any docs. No one leaking info. Strangely silent. I don’t believe she had face work done cuz she knows that drill. Nope. I’m convinced she flew the coop. Stay tuned kids.

  38. flebel says:

    What I find odd is that this WH leaks the true facts like a sieve for all other matters, yet we cannot find out the facts on Melania’s situation. All the doctors who know about the alleged surgical procedure have stated that this is a fairly routine procedure that almost never requires more than a one night hospital stay. Something is definitely not right here with a six night stay, but how have they managed to keep truth from coming out? It could be quite serious.

  39. rabbitgirl says:

    she’s secretly a Scientologist and they put her in a time out with the other stepford wives?

  40. notasugarhere says:

    Choice I.
    She believes the rumor that the Broidy NDA involving an abortion was a coverup for The Donald in exchange for a $600 million defense contract given to Broidy after he took the fall.