United States first lady Melania Trump to skip G7, North Korea summit

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While Donald Trump was at Camp David with daughters Ivanka and Tiffany, son Donald Jr., and son-in-law Jared Kushner, Melania was notably absent.

The first lady has not been seen since May 10, when she and Donald Trump welcomed home three Americans who had been held in North Korea.

The media interest, however, followed the unexpected news that Trump was hospitalized May 14 for a mysterious kidney condition the White House has declined to detail, other than to say the procedure to correct it was "successful".

On Monday, however, the first lady will appear alongside her husband, President Trump, at an event honoring Gold Star families.

Reports that first lady Melania Trump will join her husband at a closed-door, White House function later Tuesday (AEST) have done little to quell theories attempting to explain her 25-day absence from the public. On this occasion, she directly addressed the media's nutty speculation and reassured everyone that she was at the White House, that she was "feeling great", and that she was still hard at work carrying out her duties.

Grisham added that Trump and her staff have been keeping busy with meetings and planning White House events. After the procedure, which Mrs. Trump's Communications Director Stephanie Grisham said was a success and without complication, the first lady then spent the better part of a week recovering in the hospital before returning home to the White House.

Volcano eruption in Central America kills 25 injures hundreds
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CNN has also reported that the first lady was in the room.

Mrs Trump, 48, was hospitalised for five days, but her disappearance from the public eye following her surgery led to rumours about her health and marriage. Some people have even been posting humorous flyers in NY seeking information on the "missing" first lady.

"To all those who have lost loved ones in service to our country, our nation grieves with you", her statement said.

A CNBC journalist wrote on Twitter last week: "Not that this will deter the conspiracy theorists, but I saw the First Lady walking with her aides in the West Wing yesterday afternoon". On Sunday's episode of "Last Week Tonight", the host opened his show by diving into the oversized letter given to Trump by North Korean envoy Kim Yong Chol last week.

She sent early signals that she will not bow to speculation or public expectations about what she should be doing.

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