The mainstream media’s full-fledged meltdown regarding President Trump took a disturbing turn this week, with some in the press suggesting Melania’s recovery from kidney surgery may be a cover-up to conceal “domestic abuse.”
Jamil Smith, a senior writer for Rolling Stone magazine, led the charge over the weekend, saying he “suspects” the First Lady’s absence could be the result of “concealing abuse.”
I wish that I didn’t suspect that the prolonged, poorly explained public absence of Melania Trump could be about concealing abuse. I wish that it was a ludicrous prospect. I wish that the @POTUS wasn’t a man with a history of abusing women, including those to whom he is married.
— Jamil Smith (@JamilSmith) June 3, 2018
Atlantic senior editor David Frum also suggested the President may be using the Secret Service to help conceal potential abuse, writing “Suppose President Trump punched the First Lady in the White House (federal property = federal jurisdiction), then ordered the Secret Service to conceal the assault.”
Suppose President Trump punched the First Lady in the White House (federal property = federal jurisdiction), then ordered the Secret Service to conceal the assault. POTUS has Article II authority over Secret Service. Is that obstruction? Under Sekulow/Dowd, apparently NO
— David Frum (@davidfrum) June 2, 2018
“Mainstream media members jumped the shark and took Trump Derangement Syndrome to new heights by concocting tales of domestic abuse when trying to determine first lady Melania Trump’s whereabouts before she showed up to a White House event on Monday night,” writes Fox News.
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MELANIA IN HOSPITAL: The First Lady Undergoes Kidney Surgery
First Lady Melania Trump underwent an “embolization procedure” Monday to treat a “benign” Kidney condition and is expected to be in the hospital for one week, confirmed a spokesperson for the Trump administration.
“This morning, First Lady Melania Trump underwent an embolization procedure to treat a benign kidney condition. The procedure was successful and there were no complications,” the first lady’s communications director said in a statement Monday. “The First Lady looks forward to a full recovery so she can continue her work on behalf of children everywhere.”
The news of the First Lady’s health condition comes just days after she unveiled her highly-anticipated ‘Be Best’ campaign; aimed at reducing cyber-bullying and other issues facing the country’s youth.
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MELANIA UPDATE: President Trump Says First Lady ‘Doing Really Well’
The President updated the nation on the health of First Lady Melania Trump Tuesday, saying she was “doing really well” and will leave the hospital within “2 or 3 days” after having a procedure performed for a “kidney condition.”
Trump addressed concerned citizens on social media Tuesday morning, thanking people for their “love and support” after announcing earlier this week that the First Lady underwent an “embolization operation” to treat a “benign” condition.
“Our great First Lady is doing really well. Will be leaving hospital in 2 or 3 days. Thank you for so much love and support!”
Our great First Lady is doing really well. Will be leaving hospital in 2 or 3 days. Thank you for so much love and support!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 15, 2018
The First Lady’s communication director released a more detailed statement this week, confirming “the procedure was successful and there were no complications.”