Trump visits first lady at Walter Reed hospital

Saul Bowman
May 16, 2018

According to the statement, the procedure was successful, and Trump experienced no complications.

The president and first lady spoke by telephone on Monday, before the procedure at Walter Reed, and again on Tuesday, the White House said.

Trump tweeted Tuesday that "our great First Lady is doing really well".

First Lady Melania Trump underwent kidney surgery Monday morning at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center near Washington, D.C., her office announced in a statement.

When Donald Trump made a delayed dash to his wife's hospital bed yesterday following reports she'd undergone surgery without him, many could have put it down to the POTUS' busy schedule. "The first lady looks forward to a full recovery". It is common to stay overnight after the procedure to treat the pain.


The "treatment of choice" is to cut off the blood supply to shrink the growth, said Dr Lambros Stamatakis of MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

With the president watching, Mrs. Trump last week unveiled the "Be Best" campaign, which she said will focus on childhood well-being, social media use and opioid abuse. She is expected to remain at the hospital for the rest of the week.

The White House withheld additional information about the first lady's condition, citing her right to privacy.

Prior to her hospitalization Monday, Trump appeared outwardly in good health this week. Walter Reed medical center, they did a fantastic job, so thank you. In late April, she hosted her first state dinner in honor of French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte, and attended the funeral of former first lady Barbara Bush in Houston.

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