Trump visits first lady in hospital for second straight day

President TrumpDonald John TrumpSchiff urges GOP colleagues to share private concerns about Trump publicly US-China trade talks draw criticism for lack of women in pictures Overnight Defense: Trump to leave 200 troops in Syria | Trump, Kim plan one-on-one meeting | Pentagon asks DHS to justify moving funds for border wall MORE on Tuesday afternoon traveled to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in nearby Maryland to visit the first lady, who is spending her second day there recovering from a kidney procedure.

Trump departed the White House on Marine One shortly after 4 p.m. and touched down at the military hospital in Bethesda, Md., roughly 10 minutes later.

The president told reporters at the Capitol earlier Tuesday that his wife, Melania, is “doing really really well” but did not comment further on her condition. 

Trump returned to the White House just after 6 p.m. The White House said in a statement that the first lady “remains in good spirits.”


Melania TrumpMelania TrumpTrump, Harris, Ocasio-Cortez, Charlie Kirk among Twitter's most-engaged users The Hill's 12:30 Report: Sanders set to shake up 2020 race Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld dies at 85 MORE, 48, underwent an “embolization procedure” on Monday to treat what her office called a “benign kidney condition.”

Stephanie Grisham, communication director for Melania Trump, said the “procedure was successful and there were no complications.”

She said, however, the first lady would likely remain at Walter Reed for “the duration of the week” to recover.

Trump had visited the first lady in the hospital Monday afternoon, hours after she had the procedure. The president had not indicated publicly on Tuesday that he would be visiting her again.

While he was at the hospital, an initial tweet posted on the president's Twitter account included an op-ed piece written by a former Trump campaign aide titled, "Trump's winning streak rivals one of the greatest streaks in sports."

"Thank you to the Washington Examiner and @CortesSteve on the great article - on WINNING!" read the tweet from the president's account.

Trump had previously tweeted Monday on his initial plans to visit the first lady, writing, "Successful procedure, she is in good spirits. Thank you to all of the well-wishers!"

Updated at 6:14 p.m.