"The first lady's great", Trump told reporters Friday on the South Lawn before heading to Canada to attend the Group of 7 (G-7) summit.
The outing was her first public appearance in nearly a month following a kidney operation.
Nevertheless, things took a nastier turn on June 2, when David Frum, a former speechwriter for President George W. Bush who now writes for the Atlantic, Tweeted: "Suppose President Trump punched the First Lady in the White House (federal property = federal jurisdiction), then ordered the Secret Service to hide the assault".
In a morning press release, Ivana Trump said she would hold a press conference on June 13 "to announce a major fight against obesity and discuss a new and explosive national report that the number of seriously overweight Americans has reached epidemic proportions never seen before in this country".
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U.S. President Donald Trump (C-L), with US Vice President Mike Pence (2nd L) and First Lady Melania Trump (C R), visits the Federal Emergency Management Agency Headquarters and attend a 2018 Hurricane Briefing in Washington, D.C., on June 6, 2018.
"She's doing great", Trump added. "She is a great first lady". Out of concern for her privacy, Stephanie Grisham, Trump's communications director, forcefully pushed back on speculation, telling CNN at the time, "I am not going to expand beyond the statement I put out. Right there", Trump said, pointing up to the White House from the driveway as he departed for Quebec.
"I'm amazed Mrs. Trump has been able to do it", she told AFP. At FEMA headquarters, the president acknowledged the first lady's health problems as she sat by his side in a khaki jacket. During her recovery from surgery they reported everything from near death, to facelift, to left the W.H.
"All Fake, she is doing really well!" he tweeted.
The president that afternoon tweeted that he was headed to the medical center to see his wife and that it was a "successful procedure, she is in good spirits". Suspend the search. Melania Trump has been found.