President Donald Trump told reporters before leaving Singapore that first lady Melania Trump is “doing great.”
“She’s doing great,” Trump responded, after a member of the White House press asked if she was unable to join him on the trip because the first lady was on blood thinners following her kidney surgery to deal with a benign embolism last month.
A reporter then asked him why Mrs. Trump could not fly with him to Asia. (RELATED: Melania Dazzles In Black Gown At Ford’s Theater Gala [PHOTO])
“30 days,” he added. “I don’t know what it it is, but 30 days she’s not supposed to fly. She’s doing great. In fact she was at Ford’s theater last night.”
The comments came before the president took off for Guam following his historic meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un where the two signed a pledge to denuclearize the Korean peninsula.
Sunday night, the first lady served as the Honorary Chair at a Ford’s Theater Gala to honor President Abraham Lincoln.
“Thank you @Fordstheatre & the talented performers for a special evening celebrating the arts & the legacy of former President Lincoln. Congratulations to @jacknicklaus & Sheila Johnson, the recipients of the Lincoln Medal,” she captioned her post on Instagram, along with a handful of pictures from the evening.
At the end of the night’s performances, Trump delivered remarks thanking Ford’s Theatre and the performers for a “wonderful evening.”
“I was honored to be part of such a special evening,” FLOTUS said, according to a statement from the first lady’s office. “Tonight reminds all of us about the power the arts have in cultivating the American voice. Thank you to Ford’s Theatre Society for tonight, and your continued dedication to education and leadership in the arts–the impact they have on society is invaluable and something we will continue to cherish throughout time.”