On Monday, First Lady Melania Trump underwent kidney surgery, at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, becoming the first United States First Lady to have surgery since Nancy Reagan in 1987.
Stephanie Grisham, Mrs. Trump’s communications director, released a statement, saying, “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.”
“Mrs. Trump is at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, and will likely remain there for the duration of the week,” said Grisham, adding, “The First Lady looks forward to a full recovery, so she can continue her work on behalf of children everywhere.”
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) May 14, 2018
Later on Monday afternoon, President Trump announced via Twitter that he was “Heading over to Walter Reed Medical Center to see our great First Lady, Melania,” and told the country that the First Lady had a “successful procedure,” and that she was “in good spirits.”
The president also gave his thanks to “all of the well-wishers,” and White House officials reported that he was able to talk with Melania before her surgery, and spoke with her doctors following the procedure.
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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 14, 2018