Trump lashes out at 'unfair' and 'vicious' Melania coverage

President TrumpDonald John TrumpAl Gore: Trump has had 'less of an impact on environment so far than I feared' Trump claims tapes of him saying the 'n-word' don't exist Trump wanted to require staffers to get permission before writing books: report MORE on Wednesday lashed out at recent media coverage of first lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpMelania Trump's office pushes back on Omarosa claims Omarosa book: Melania uses her fashion choices to ‘punish’ Trump Melania Trump family immigration lawyer praises so-called chain migration MORE, calling speculation surrounding her whereabouts in the weeks following a kidney surgery "unfair" and "vicious."

"The Fake News Media has been so unfair, and vicious, to my wife and our great First Lady, Melania," Trump tweeted.

"During her recovery from surgery they reported everything from near death, to facelift, to left the W.H. (and me) for N.Y. or Virginia, to abuse. All Fake, she is doing really well!" 

Trump claimed in another tweet that "four reporters spotted Melania in the White House last week walking merrily along to a meeting" but "they never reported the sighting because it would hurt the sick narrative that she was living in a different part of the world, was really ill, or whatever."
 
"Fake News is really bad!" he added.
CNBC reporter Eamon Javers had tweeted on May 30 that he had seen the first lady "walking with her aides in the West Wing" the day prior.
 
"Not that this will deter the conspiracy theorists, but I saw the First Lady walking with her aides in the West Wing yesterday afternoon," Javers wrote.
 
Melania Trump attended a ceremony for Gold Star families on Monday that was closed to the press. It was slated to be her first public appearance since she underwent surgery at Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., on May 14.
 
The first lady is slated to appear at a Federal Emergency Management Agency event Wednesday afternoon with the president.
 
Speculation surrounding the Trump's whereabouts in the weeks after her surgery has been the subject of several tweets and discussions on cable news.
 
One Rolling Stone writer speculated that she was "concealing abuse," and The Atlantic's David Frum posed a hypothetical about President Trump having "punched the First Lady in the White House."
CNN also discussed Melania Trump's whereabouts on its weekly media affairs program "Reliable Sources," which included a graphic with a calendar of the number of days the first lady was absent.