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“I want to start by saying that Melania is in the hospital doing really well,” President Donald Trump said in remarks on Capitol Hill at National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service late Tuesday morning. “She’s watching us right now. And I want to thank the incredible doctors, Walter Reed Medical Center. They did a fantastic job. So thank you and she sends her love.”
Earlier in the day, President Trump also tweeted an update on his wife’s condition, saying she’s on track to leave the hospital “in 2 or 3 days.”
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
The White House revealed Monday that the first lady underwent an “embolization procedure” to treat what it said was a “benign kidney condition.” There were few details provided, however, on what the condition was, symptoms or concerns may have led to the procedure being necessary.
The president visited the first lady Monday afternoon after her surgery at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., but didn’t engage questions from reporters regarding the status of her condition.
The surgery also comes at a time when the first lady has made a renewed push into the public spotlight with her unveiling last week of the “Be Best” initiative targeting bullying, drug use and suicide and how the issues affect children.