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Greta Thinks It’s Weird That Colbert Is So Worried About ‘Where’s Melania?’

Virginia Kruta Associate Editor

Greta Van Susteren is the first to admit that she doesn’t know where First Lady Melania Trump has been and what she has been up to in the days following her kidney surgery in May. But she took to Twitter on Tuesday to say that maybe it’s ok that she has been laying low, and maybe it’s “a little weird” that people like Stephen Colbert are so concerned with where she has been.

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Van Susteren pointed out several times that Melania is not an elected official, and suggested that the president’s family members — especially those who were neither elected nor appointed as official advisors — should not be subject to the same scrutiny.

She also suggested that, given the state of global politics, “where is Melania” might be less relevant than many other pressing questions.

Stephen Colbert called Melania’s absence “weird” on Monday night’s “The Late Show,” then backtracked a little to deliver the punchline. “Well I’m not surprised. It took that Shawshank guy years to tunnel out.”

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Colbert was not alone, either. Prior to the first lady’s appearance on Monday night at an event honoring Gold Star military families, CNN’s Brian Stelter topped Sunday’s “Reliable Sources” newsletter with the headline “Melania M.I.A.”