Journalists Continue Speculation On Melania’s Health

REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File Photo - RC1A081B3A50

Amber Athey Podcast Columnist
Font Size:

First lady Melania Trump has been laying low for several weeks after her recent kidney surgery and journalists are ripe with speculation about where she is hiding.

Politico ran an article Tuesday explaining that “the directive to reveal less, not more, has been coming straight from the first lady.”

“Melania Trump is nonplussed by any attention, people close to her said,” Annie Karnie writes. “And she views most of the questions about her health not as driven by real concern, but by nosiness.”

Melania’s spokesperson has also repeatedly stated that the first lady is in good condition after the surgery, but that hasn’t stopped the media from speculating about Melania’s health and whereabouts.


“It’s weird, right?” a contributor for Esquire asked.

“Has she left the White House?” The Root speculated.

Business Insider insisted that “people are starting to get concerned” about the first lady’s absence from the public sphere.

“Sadly, we deal with conspiracy theories all the time, so this is nothing new, just more silly nonsense,” Stephanie Grisham, Melania’s spokesperson, told CNN. “She is doing great. I wouldn’t characterize it as a long absence. She was hospitalized for almost a week and is now home and recovering.”

Follow Amber on Twitter