Melania hasn't been seen in weeks, Twitter can't deal

Allison Yee
Senior Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer

There’s nothing the internet loves more than a good old conspiracy theory, and Melania Trump is on the receiving end of the latest speculation surrounding the White House after she hasn’t been seen in public for weeks.

The first lady was hospitalised earlier this month, with the official explanation being that she had undergone treatment for a benign kidney condition at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

Trump has been questioned over his wife’s whereabouts. Photo: Getty

While the White House initially reported the FLOTUS would be out within a two or three days, it was actually five days later that she was discharged from hospital.

Since then, Melania hasn’t been seen.

Melania was last seen on May 10, on the South Lawn of the White House. Photo: Getty

With her last public appearance on May 10th, before entering hospital four days later, the Washington Post reports it’s an “unusually long absence even for a first lady who relishes life outside the spotlight”.

It’s even seen #WhereisMelania become popular on Twitter as the world wonders where the first lady is.

Donald Trump has laughed off speculation, dismissing concerns when a reporter asked on Friday where Melania was as he prepared to board Marine One.

“She’s doing great,” Trump reportedly said, pointing to a White House window. “She’s looking at us right there.”

Needless to say, Twitter remained unconvinced.

While we’re sure the FLOTUS is just recuperating after her surgery, a public appearance sometime soon wouldn’t go astray…

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