BREAKING – First lady Melania Trump underwent kidney surgery Monday at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center near Washington, DC, her office has announced.
Mrs. Trump had been experiencing an issue with her kidney that her office described as benign but does require medical attention.
“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 communications director, Stephanie Grisham, said in a statement Monday. “Mrs. Trump is at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and will likely remain there for the duration of the week. The First Lady looks forward to a full recovery so she can continue her work on behalf of children everywhere.”
A White House official told Fox News that President Trump is expected to visit the first lady at Walter Reed. The official told Fox News that the president spoke with his wife before the procedure, and spoke with her doctor afterwards.
There are some reports that the President is already at the hospital but we can’t confirm it at this time.
Last week, the first lady, who’s 48, unveiled the “Be Best” campaign, which addresses the well-being of children, social media and opioid abuse.
“We can and should be best at educating our children about the importance of a healthy and balanced life,” the first lady said during a speech in the Rose Garden last week.
Last month, the first lady took the lead in planning the first state dinner of the Trump administration, welcoming French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte, to celebrate nearly 250 years of U.S.-French relations.
We certainly wish the best for Mrs. Trump and pray for a speedy recovery.
Please send your prayers.