This morning, First Lady Melania Trump underwent an embolization procedure to treat a benign kidney condition.
"First lady's great, right there", said Trump, who was answering questions from the South Lawn of the White House, en route to the G7 Summit.
"She went through a little rough patch, but she's doing great". But he said he's going without her because she had a four-hour operation and doctors told her not to fly for a month.
"She had a big operation", Trump said Friday of the procedure at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. "All Fake, she is doing really well!"
The First Lady shook hands and greeted employees as she arrived at the event in Washington with husband Donald Trump.
Earlier this week, Melania Trump attended her first White House event in weeks, hosting a reception for the families of slain USA military service members, though that event was closed to the media.
The Fake News Media has been so unfair, and vicious, to my wife and our great First Lady, Melania. "There are HIPAA laws to consider, but she also deserves personal privacy".
Doctors not involved in Mrs. Trump's care but familiar with the procedure said embolization most likely was used to remove a type of noncancerous kidney tumor called an angiomylipoma.
In pictures posted on her official Twitter account, she was seen sitting next to President Donald Trump at a private reception for families of U.S. soldiers killed in action.
"The statement I put out on May 14 was correct", Grisham said Friday in an email.
On Monday, the first lady returned to the spotlight, attending a Gold Star family event that was closed to the press. She was released after a five-day hospital stay but remained out of sight.
Mrs. Trump made her first public appearance in almost a month earlier this week. During her recovery from surgery they reported everything from near death, to facelift, to left the W.H.