President Donald Trump on Wednesday lashed out at cable news speculation about first lady Melania Trump, who for over three weeks did not appear in public after being suddenly hospitalized last month.
"The Fake News Media has been so unfair, and vicious, to my wife and our great First Lady, Melania," Trump wrote. "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!"
The Fake News Media has been so unfair, and vicious, to my wife and our great First Lady, Melania. During her recov… https://t.co/eB64Ja1OuY— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1528292900.0
Trump went on to attack reporters whom he said had seen Melania Trump but had not talked about it publicly.
"Four reporters spotted Melania in the White House last week walking merrily along to a meeting," he wrote. "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!"
...Four reporters spotted Melania in the White House last week walking merrily along to a meeting. They never repor… https://t.co/3MbczWsFwO— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1528293257.0
Prior to attending a non-public event this week, the first lady had not attended any official White House events for the past 25 days. This did spark speculation in some media outlets about her whereabouts, which the White House refused to comment on.
When a sinkhole opened up on the White House lawn, some Twitter users jokingly suggested that it was Melania digging an escape tunnel to get away from the president.