President says first lady is doing 'really well'

Trump Melania is ‘doing really well’ after kidney surgery

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"There are HIPAA laws to consider, but she also deserves personal privacy", the first lady's communications director, Stephanie Grisham, told CNN Tuesday when asked why the routine procedure would require a multi-day hospital stay.

"I want to start by saying that Melania is in the hospital doing really well". The 2.5-hour procedure was to alleviate pain from pinched nerves and took place at George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C., according to the Associated Press. "Thank you for so much love and support!" While it was first used in the kidneys in the 1970s for renal cancer, urologists now use it for a wide range of ailments including hard-to-control bleeding, infections, end-stage kidney disease and benign tumors.

She is the first U.S. first lady to undergo such a serious medical procedure while in the White House since Nancy Reagan had a mastectomy in October 1987. They have a 12-year-old son, Barron.

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.

The primary woman was final seen in public on Wednesday at a White Home occasion the place she and the president honored navy moms and spouses for Mom's Day.

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The First Lady has been hospitalized for a kidney condition. President Donald Trump visited her later Monday and tweeted that the procedure was "successful" and that his wife was in "good spirits".

The White House did not offer any additional details on Mrs. Trump's condition, though Vice President Mike Pence described the procedure as "long planned" as he opened a speech at a Monday evening event celebrating Israel's independence. "The First Lady looks forward to a full recovery so she can continue her work on behalf of children everywhere".

The Trumps and their marriage have been under scrutiny in recent months after revelations that a porn actress was paid $130,000 in hush money to keep quiet about claims she had sex with Trump in 2006. Trump has acknowledged reimbursing his lawyer for the payment to Stormy Daniels but denies her allegations.

Many were caught off guard by the news, as there was no word of the First Lady's condition until Monday.

The well-known writer tweeted shortly after the White Home's announcement.

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