First lady returns to White House after kidney procedure
First lady Melania Trump returned to the White House on Saturday following several days in the hospital after a kidney procedure, her office announced.
The first lady was released from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., five days after a procedure to treat a benign kidney condition.
“She is resting comfortably and remains in high spirits,” the White House said in a statement. “Our office has received thousands of calls and emails wishing Mrs. Trump well, and we thank everyone who has taken the time to reach out.”
President Trump tweeted on Saturday afternoon that it was “great to have our incredible First Lady back home in the White House. Melania is feeling and doing really well.”
Great to have our incredible First Lady back home in the White House. Melania is feeling and doing really well. Thank you for all of your prayers and best wishes!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 19, 2018
Trump had visited the first lady several days this week at the hospital, which is located just outside Washington.
The president tweeted on Tuesday that the first lady was “doing really well” and would be leaving the hospital soon.
Our great First Lady is doing really well. Will be leaving hospital in 2 or 3 days. Thank you for so much love and support!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 15, 2018
Her office has described the procedure as a success, with the first lady tweeting Wednesday that she was “feeling great.”
A sincere thank you to Walter Reed Medical Unit @WRBethesda & to all who have send good wishes & prayers! I am feeling great & look forward to getting back home @WhiteHouse soon.
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) May 16, 2018
Updated: 2:39 p.m.
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