Melania Trump's office requests 'personal privacy' as she recovers from surgery
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Melania TrumpMelania TrumpThe Hill's 12:30 Report — Trump seizes on immigrant 'caravan' for midterms | WHCA criticizes Trump for praising lawmaker who assaulted reporter | Trump takes harder line on Saudis CNN's Acosta sends private message to former Melania Trump aide: 'F--- you' Trump submits 2017 federal income tax returns MORE “deserves personal privacy” following her kidney surgery and hospitalization, a spokeswoman for the first lady says.

“I am not going to expand beyond the statement I put out,” Stephanie Grisham, Trump’s communications director, told CNN in a Tuesday statement following an inquiry about the 48-year-old first lady’s hospital stay. 

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The cable network says it had asked why Trump’s stay at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center would be as long as a week after a routine procedure.

“The First Lady is in good spirits and she is resting. There are HIPAA laws to consider, but she also deserves personal privacy," Grisham told the network.

Trump “underwent an embolization procedure to treat a benign kidney condition” on Monday, a statement from her office revealed.

"The procedure was successful and there were no complications," the White House said. A statement also said the former model would likely remain hospitalized for the rest of the week.

Grisham had told ITK on Monday that Trump was “doing well.”

President TrumpDonald John TrumpDemocrats slide in battle for Senate Trump believes Kushner relationship with Saudi crown prince a liability: report Christine Blasey Ford to be honored by Palo Alto City Council MORE, who visited his wife at the Bethesda, Md., military hospital on Monday, tweeted Tuesday morning that she was doing “really well.”