Melania Trump made her second public appearance after her ‘big operation’

While her unhinged nutjob husband was starting a war with Canada and cozying up to a North Korean despot, Melania Trump was hanging out in Washington. Melania didn’t travel to Canada with her husband for the G7 conference, nor did she travel to Singapore for this increasingly dumb North Korea summit. She ended up making one solo appearance Sunday night, where she went to Ford’s Theater to honor Abraham Lincoln. The press was not allowed, press photos were not allowed, and the First Lady’s office only confirmed that Melania attended the event once it was all over. The only photos of Melania at this event were posted by Melania’s FLOTUS-social media. I’m honestly not 100% convinced that she actually attended this event, despite the “photo evidence” provided by her FLOTUS accounts.

This was only her second public appearance since she had a mysterious surgery in May and then went missing for 25 days. The energy around Melania Trump is so strange, and I guess we’ll never really know what happened and why she went missing for 25 days or any of that. Her husband made an offhand comment about how Melania had a “big operation,” which seemingly contradicts the cover story that she had a minor kidney procedure. Her husband also claimed that the “big operation” was why she wasn’t traveling with him, because her doctors said she couldn’t travel/fly for one month. Again… WTF is going on?

The Cut did a long-read about how Melania Trump’s disappearing act and the air of mystery around her is “straight out of Hitchcock.” They’re not wrong – there are absolutely Hitchcockian elements. Although I don’t think Melania is any kind of Ingrid Bergman.

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  1. Cupcake says:

    Some form of cosmetic surgery.

    • S says:

      Yes, with this family the simplest, dumbest, most obvious answer is usually the correct one, as is their reflex to lie about every single thing, ever.

    • minx says:


    • whatWHAT? says:

      some folks speculated that she had her implants removed, based on some pics.

      looking at this one, I’d say they might be correct.

      (maybe not removed, but reduced?…anyway, she looks smaller up top.)

      ETA: I’d also like to add that I think she usually looks very “harsh” but she looks almost radiant here. such a nice smile, prob because the dotard ain’t around.

    • Yes Doubtful says:

      Her face looks tight! Facelift!

    • Alice says:

      Look at her face! I called facelift ages ago. If she’d got pulled a centimeter more, she’d have ripped. There is not a line on her face, she looks straight from the wax figures museum.

  2. Kitty says:

    I wouldn’t doubt she had a minor surgery, the fact that he says it was big doesn’t mean it was. He says everything is big, included his little hands

  3. Karen says:

    If you google kidney surgery you’ll see that the recovery times is 3-4 weeks and up to 6 weeks and you also cannot fly because of risk of blood clots. No great mystery here. Do better.

    • Kitty says:

      Yeah not everything is a conspiracy or suspicious

    • Elva says:

      The embolization procedure first announced by the White House is an outpatient procedure for common folks. Unless there were major complications, they’re lying. Everyone needs a little time for their latest fillers and botox to settle. Be best.

      • MousieBrown says:

        And there could have been complications. She doesn’t have to give out her private health information for public curiosity.

      • Elva says:

        Yeah. I just said that there could have been complications. Idgaf if they tell the public about FLOTUS’s possible health problems or not. It’s small potatoes compared to everything else this administration doesn’t tell us.

  4. Jane says:

    This could make an episode of the “Twilight Zone” if it were to make a come back.

  5. MissMarierose says:

    It’s not like she was doing the job of First Lady anyway. I’m not sure why we should care that she’s “disappeared.” It’s just a distraction from the important dumpster fires in this administration.

    • Christin says:

      Why did they announce the hospitalization so quickly, when she could be on the down-low the entire month and not be missed?

    • Anare says:

      I totally agree. I had to laugh every time Melanie’s spokesperson shrieked about all the silly conspiracy theories. If that spokesperson would have shut up no one would have been talking because honestly no one cares. Mel’s not setting the world on fire as FLOTUS. Would we notice if she disappeared for awhile. Not likely.

  6. Indiana Joanna says:

    Bleh, just can’t feel any sympathy towards her.

  7. minx says:

    Hate her hair. She thinks she’s 25.

  8. Diana says:

    Not to be too off-topic but I am wondering what your thoughts are about the North Korea summit? Maybe it’s because I loathe trump with so much passion… but I can’t help thinking this stunt is going to backfire on us in a big way. He is being played and outsmarted and… someone please save us or we’re all going to die!

    • whatWHAT? says:

      he made huge concessions and didn’t get squat in return. “art of the bad deal”, apparently.

      and WTF was the NK propaganda film they showed? and it came from the WHITE HOUSE?!!!

    • Indiana Joanna says:

      Diana, The schmaltz, the hurriedness, the over the top prouncements about Kim being brilliant are 45 Apprentice trademarks. He is being controlled by Putin. He has no idea what he is doing. Just this morning he said Otto Warmbier was a necessary cog in getting this done. I was stunned by his callousness. Only a few months ago he was blasting NK. Now he has betrayed South Korea and Japan not to mention the horrendous way he behaved in Canada. He will drop anyone who does not further his egotistical agenda. And by the way, Grifter Barbie made $28 million last year from US bribes from foreign countries.

      This is Putin controlling him with Russia and China meeting with NK before this meeting. 45 is too stupid to know this, thinks he now deserves a Nobel and will never follow up in any significant way except to build a hotel in Pyonyang and get millions in bribes.

    • Jaded says:

      He thinks (and his daughter the “Funt” is rubbing her greasy hands in glee) that he can do some hotel deals and the Trump brand can invade NK. Sure Donald, you’re being played by Kim like a flute…

      • trumptrickle says:

        I mean, who doesn’t want to spend a week at the Trump Pyongyang with cameras and sinister eyes watching you from a dozen holes in the walls?

  9. Dr. Mrs. The Monarch says:

    It looks like she had a smile surgically grafted onto her face. Although she is most likely happy because the louse is away.

  10. Betsy says:

    And now her nose is smaller.

    I think he beat her, ruptured her implants (which were then removed) and she was badly bruised.

    And of course it could be much simpler, but I believe him capable of terrible things.

  11. jferber says:

    I don’t know about the beating. Of course it’s possible with that crazy man. But it looks like a whole new face to me, her third, I think.

  12. Jayne Birkinb says:

    She enables his conspiracy theories, and she was a lazy FLOTUS prior to the operation. Far lazier than Kate.

    It was probably truly a kidney issue, but she took the maximum time away because she doesn’t want to do FLOTUS tasks. She wants to read fashion magazines and get massages.

  13. Tessa says:

    What’s going on with her hair? She’s started doing a combover arrangement like her husband.
    Do they not have hairdressers in Trump tower?