After a 20-day absence from public view following what was billed as a minor surgery, conspiracy theories began to circulate as to the whereabouts of First Lady Melania Trump.
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Some suggested that Melania moved back to New York, others that she is cooperating with Special Counsel Robert Mueller, and one even implied that she is currently working with the Obamas on a tell-all book about the Trump presidency.
Ridiculous as these may be, her absence was still notable and garnering national attention. This morning, Melania took to Twitter to address the concerns with a tweet that raises more questions than answers them.
I see the media is working overtime speculating where I am & what I'm doing. Rest assured, I'm here at the @WhiteHouse w my family, feeling great, & working hard on behalf of children & the American people!
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) May 30, 2018
The tweet reads uncharacteristically accusatory for the First Lady, with pointed references to “the media,” oddly reminiscent of tweets written by her husband.
While Melania – or whoever the author of the tweet is – had hoped to assuage concerns and put the conspiracy theories to rest, that person has certainly fallen short of their objective.
Who wrote this? https://t.co/GQ5VB8rAzM
— Nada Bakos (@nadabakos) May 30, 2018
When you definitely wrote the tweet. https://t.co/yZIoSXKDzE
— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) May 30, 2018
Blink twice if you’re being held in a dungeon https://t.co/3qzkpjys2V
— mistress misandry (@hannahtraining) May 30, 2018
— 309 days ago Trump promised 24-hr Hezbollah answer (@MattNegrin) May 30, 2018
— jordan (@JordanUhl) May 30, 2018
We can only hope that Melania, wherever she is, is safe and sound.