MIA Melania Is Choosing To Stay Off The Grid

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 24:  U.S. first lady Melania Trump and Brigitte Macron take part in a state arrival ceremony at the White House April 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. French President Emmanuel Macron and U.S. President Donald Trump are scheduled to meet throughout the day to discuss a range of bilateral issues as Trump holds his first official state visit with the French president.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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First lady Melania Trump has been missing from all public events and appearances for two weeks since her prolonged hospital stay. According to a Tuesday Politico report, the absences and withholding of public information are coming at the directive of the first lady herself.

Per Politico, the first lady considers the myriad health inquiries she has received nosiness, not concern, and has no problem going dark in a media landscape she finds overwhelming to begin with.

Spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham told Politico that Melania will be involved in internal meetings this week, planning for longterm events like the Fourth of July.

“Sadly, we deal with conspiracy theories all the time, so this is nothing new, just more silly nonsense,” Grisham told Politico. “She is doing great. I wouldn’t characterize it as a long absence. She was hospitalized for almost a week and is now home and recovering.”

Melania’s husband has done little to clarify her situation, earlier this month bizarrely pointing to an empty window in the East Wing when asked where she was. “Right there,” Trump said. “She’s doing great. Just look at us, right there.”

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