Where Is Melania? Jokes Aside, Concern Grows About MIA First Lady

It’s been 24 days since she’s been seen publicly

Last Updated: June 3, 2018 @ 7:11 PM

The White House announced Sunday that first lady Melania Trump will not join President Trump on upcoming trips, leading to speculation about where she has been for the last 24 days, and questions about whether she’s okay.

Stephanie Grisham, the first lady’s communications director, told ABC News Sunday that Melania Trump would not travel with President Trump to the G7 Summit later this week in Quebec or to his meeting with Kim Jong-un in Singapore on June 12. People on social media have speculated about the reason for her 24-day absence from the public eye, with some cracking jokes and others showing concern.

The first lady was last seen on May 10, which was three days after she introduced her anti-bullying campaign and four days before it was announced she was having kidney surgery at Walter Reed Medical Center. The White House gave no explanation as to why her hospital stay was five days.

On May 30, the first lady attempted to put rumors to rest. “I see the media is working overtime speculating where I am & what I’m doing,” she tweeted. “Rest assured, I’m here at the @WhiteHouse w my family, feeling great, & working hard on behalf of children & the American people!”

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment from TheWrap.