Melania Trump’s spokesperson said the first lady “deserves personal privacy” as she recovers from kidney surgery.
CNN asked her office why Trump needs to stay at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for a couple days after the Monday operation.
“I am not going to expand beyond the statement I put out,” Stephanie Grisham, the first lady’s communications director, said. (RELATED: Here’s How The First Lady Will Spend This Mother’s Day)
“The First Lady is in good spirits and she is resting. There are HIPAA laws to consider, but she also deserves personal privacy,” she added.
Earlier in the day, President Donald Trump tweeted about his wife’s condition and thanked people for their support.
“Our great First Lady is doing really well. Will be leaving hospital in 2 or 3 days. Thank you for so much love and support,” Trump tweeted.
Our great First Lady is doing really well. Will be leaving hospital in 2 or 3 days. Thank you for so much love and support!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 15, 2018
On Monday, Trump’s office sent out a statement about the procedure.
“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,” the statement read. “Mrs. Trump is at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and will likely remain there for the duration of the week. The First Lady looks forward to a full recovery so she can continue her work on behalf of children everywhere.”