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'Missing' Melania Trump breaks silence after 20 day-absence

'Missing' Melania Trump breaks silence after 20 day-absence

After she skipped the White House Sports and Fitness Day on Wednesday - an event heavily promoted by former First Lady Michelle Obama - the speculation only intensified.

Melania Trump hasn't been seen or heard by anyone in the public or in the news media for close to three weeks, not since May 10 when she joined her husband in welcoming home three American hostages from North Korea.

Earlier this year, a registered dietitian was dispatched from the Walter Reed National Military Medical Centre to consult with White House kitchen staff on reducing calories and fat in Trump's meals, a person familiar with the matter told CNN.

Per Politico, the first lady considers the myriad health inquiries she has received nosiness, not concern, and has no problem going dark in a media landscape she finds overwhelming to begin with.

Melania was hailed for her flawless hosting of a state dinner to welcome French President Emmanuel Macron to the White House last month, and rolling out her Be Best anti-bullying initiative.

One theory has suggested that Melania has called time on her marriage with Donald Trump and moved out of the White House.

The White House has already dismissed claims about the Trumps' relationship.

She spoke out after wild - and totally unsubstantiated - internet rumors claimed that she had dumped Donald Trump and moved back to NY, reports Politico.

However, Grisham wouldn't say when the news media or the public will be able to see the first lady again.

"Work hard, get in the game, play to win and, most of all, have a good time", the president told the youngsters. The hospital stay Grisham is referring to is reportedly for a routine embolization procedure that only takes a single day to complete, making the first lady's five-day stay a bit unusual, fueling the rumors even more. "Just looking at us, right there".

"Rest assured, I'm here at the WhiteHouse w my family, feeling great, & working hard on behalf of children & the American people!" she tweeted brightly. I would not characterize it as a long absence. Last Friday morning, a reporter shouted a question to the president about a his wife's whereabouts as he prepared to board Marine One to attend the Naval Academy commencement.

Others said there was legitimate reason to wonder about Trump's health.