Yet four days later, on May 14, the first lady's office released the news that Trump had been admitted to Walter Reed Military Medical Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland, for what her spokeswoman described as a medical procedure for a benign kidney condition. "To all those who have lost loved ones in service to our country, our nation grieves with you".
A reporter for the United States website the Daily Caller also tweeted footage of Mrs Trump's arrival at the event for Gold Star families - parents of slain soldiers - hosted by the Trump administration.
Zeleny said Trump laughed at the speculation on the first lady, who was sitting in the front row at the event, saying "Did she leave him?"
News also broke Sunday night that the first lady will not join her husband at the G7 summit in Quebec later this week, and there are "no plans" for her to travel to Singapore to meet with North Korea's leader later this month.
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Grisham said the Gold Star families' event is important to Mrs. Trump and has been on her calendar for some time.
In the weeks prior to her surgery, she was engaged in several high-profile events. Twitter was abuzz with theories from political observers, both on the left and the right, with a public anxious to see their first lady. Colbert said. "She might hear it from down the hall".
The liberal network's "Reliable Sources" newsletter led with a giant graphic of a calendar, placing question marks on each date since Mrs. Trump was "last seen" on May 10. "It's her style and we just have to accept that".