US first lady Melania Trump to skip G7, North Korea summit

Melania Trump has not been seen in public since May 10. She underwent a surgical procedure on May 14 to treat a benign kidney condition and was released from the hospital on May 19.

By: Reuters | Washington | Published: June 4, 2018 7:32:03 am
US first lady Melania Trump to skip G7, North Korea summit US first lady Melania Trump (AP/File)

President Donald Trump’s wife, Melania Trump, will skip this week’s G7 summit in Quebec and does not plan to attend the planned June 12 summit in Singapore with North Korea, the White House said on Sunday.

Melania Trump attended the G7 meeting in Italy last year. The U.S. first lady, 48, has not been seen in public since May 10. She underwent a surgical procedure on May 14 to treat a benign kidney condition and was released from the hospital on May 19.

“She will not attend the G7 and there are no plans for her to travel to Singapore at this time,” her spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham, said in an e-mail on Sunday.

On May 30, Melania Trump tweeted in response to news stories about her absence from public view. “I see the media is working overtime speculating where I am & what I’m doing. Rest assured, I’m here at the @WhiteHouse w my family, feeling great, & working hard on behalf of children & the American people!” she wrote on Twitter.

A reporter for CNBC tweeted that he saw the first lady in the White House on May 29 with her aides.

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