President Donald Trump flew to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Monday and visited FirstLady Melania Trump hours after she underwent a kidney procedure.
The first lady’s office announced the first lady had the procedure Monday. President Trump was at the White House Monday when her surgery occurred.
The president flew via Marine One Monday afternoon to visit the flagship military hospital in Bethesda, Maryland – avoiding a movement that otherwise might have snarled Washington D.C.’s traffic at rush hour.
Melania Trump underwent an embolization procedure, likely to remove a cyst from her kidney. Her office said it was benign, or non-cancerous.
Trump tweeted about the visit while he was en route. ‘Heading over to Walter Reed Medical Center to see our great First Lady, Melania. Successful procedure, she is in good spirits. Thank you to all of the well-wishers!’
( IJR ) Americans are truly embracing first lady Melania Trump, and it’s showing in their baby name choices.
The first lady’s name is one of the most increasingly popular names for baby girls in the United States. In fact, “Melania” is ranked fifth on a new list of names that rose in popularity between 2016 and 2017, according to the Social Security Administration.
PHOTOS: MELANIA STEALS THE SHOW! TRUMP AND FLOTUS HOST FRENCH PRES. MACRON FOR FIRST WHITE HOUSE STATE DINNER
- President Donald Trump and wife Melania welcomed French President Emmanuel Macron and wife Brigitte to the White House Tuesday night for their first state dinner
- The Trumps held hands on the steps of the White House before they each exchanged kisses with the Macrons
- Melania stole the show in a Chanel haute couture silver gown embroidered with crystals and sequins
- Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner were among the first to arrive with the first daughter wearing a $12,000 pink Rodarte gown
- Other notable guests included Rupert Murdoch and wife Jerry Hall, as well as IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde, Apple CEO Tim Cook, DOD head James Mattis and Speaker Paul Ryan
Read more: Melania steals the show in glittering Chanel gown as she and Trump roll out the red carpet at the White House for French President and the first lady as they host their first ever state dinner
OMG! First Lady Melania Trump so stunning and gorgeous in her Michael Kor’s white outfit and very chic white hat.
President Donald Trump and first lady welcomed French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron to the White House Tuesday morning. The state arrival ceremony featured a military review, the Marine Band and remarks by both world leaders about the strength of the Franco-American relationship.
But all eyes on former model turned first lady because of her stunning white dress and matching big white hat. Cant wait to see what she’s going to wear tonight at state dinner. Prepare to be amazed!
MELANIA TAKES CHARGE! FLOTUS DIDN’T HIRE EVENT PLANNER FOR FIRST WHITE HOUSE STATE DINNER IN HONOR OF FRENCH PRES. AND HIS WIFE ==== PHOTOS
Stephanie Grisham, the first lady’s communications director, told CNN about Melania Trump’s approach when planning the event.
“A smaller, more elegant event allows a guest to have a more personal experience, and that is very important to Mrs. Trump,” Grisham said, adding that the dinner will take place in the State Dining Room, which has a maximum occupancy of 150.
“[The first lady] has a background in design, which played a major role in the décor throughout the State floor,” Grisham said. “She has been very focused on the experience of the guests, and wants to ensure they are able to truly enjoy and remember the occasion.”
“When you are invited to a dinner at the White House, it is very special to be able to sit in the State Dining Room,” Grisham said. “After all, this is the People’s house, which is rich with history and tradition.”
Virginia CBS affiliate WTVR reported:
So confident was Trump about her ability to handle something like a state dinner, with its myriad details, that the first lady would not hire an event planner to help, as previous first ladies have done in the past to manage the grandeur and spectacle.
For example, the final state dinner of the Obama administration, its 14th, was a tented affair for former Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, held on the South Lawn of the White House for 400 guests. Michelle Obama wore a custom, chainmail Atelier Versace gown; Mario Batali cooked, and Gwen Stefani entertained.
For the Trump administration’s first state dinner, there will be none of that. There will also be none of the paparazzi element that has come with past state dinners.
Melania Trump and France’s first lady Brigitte Macron put on a stylish display at the White House on Monday evening before heading to a private dinner at Mount Vernon.
Melania, 47, gave a nod to some of the biggest designers from her guest’s home nation, wearing a $2,790 Givenchy tuxedo cape, Christian Louboutin heels, and a Christian Dior purse, which she paired with a Dolce & Gabbana dress.
Meanwhile Brigitte, 65, stuck with her favorite design house, donning a custom Louis Vuitton ensemble featuring a pale yellow coat worn over a matching dress. Like Melania, she also sported black patent leather stilettos.
Read more: A stylish stroll! Melania Trump puts on a chic show in a cool black cape while Brigitte Macron looks set for spring in yellow, as first ladies tour the White House grounds with their husbands
Richard Grenell, formerly the U.S. spokesman at the United Nations and the national security spokesman for Mitt Romney, shared a historic photo gathering almost all of the living former presidents — George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, and George H.W. Bush — and first ladies Laura Bush, Hillary Clinton, and Michelle Obama. Also joining the photo? Current first lady Melania Trump, posing arm in arm with Michelle. The group is smiling and relaxed, likely after the celebration of Barbara Bush’s life.
GLITTER SHOES…MY OH MY!