Trump says Melania "doing really well" after procedure

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May 15, trump visited the first lady of the United States in the hospital, where she before had surgery.

Melania underwent surgery in Maryland while Trump remained at the White House.

President Trump visited the first lady for over an hour on Monday evening before returning to the White House through a thunder and lightning storm.

President Donald Trump traveled again Tuesday to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center outside Washington, where his wife, Melania, is convalescing after a kidney procedure.

She said, however, the first lady would likely remain at Walter Reed for "the duration of the week" to recover.

The first lady "will be leaving hospital in 2 or 3 days", Trump said in a tweet Tuesday morning. Vice President Mike Pence, however, said in a speech Monday night that the procedure was "long-planned".

An embolization is a minimally invasive treatment that blocks one or more blood vessels or abnormal vascular channels.

With the president watching, Mrs. Trump last week unveiled the "Be Best" campaign, which she said will focus on childhood well-being, social media use and opioid abuse.

President Trump spoke with his wife before the procedure and talked to the doctor after it was completed. "Thank you for so much love and support!"

The White House withheld additional information about the first lady's condition, citing her right to privacy.

The hospitalization comes as Melania Trump, 48, has taken a higher-profile role in the White House in recent weeks.

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