Trump visits first lady at Walter Reed hospital

Trump visits first lady at Walter Reed hospital

Melania TrumpMelania TrumpTrump blasts White House leakers as "traitors" Melania Trump undergoes kidney surgery Twitter users share immigrant success stories after Kelly says vast majority "don't have the skills" to assimilate MORE, 48, underwent an "embolization procedure" on Monday to treat what her office called a "benign kidney condition".

Trump joked at lunch that support for the first lady was so high that he had her promise she wouldn't run against him, said a person familiar with the discussion but not authorised to discuss a private conversation.

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

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The president started his day by tweeting an update on the first lady early Tuesday morning, saying she would be leaving the hospital in "2 or 3 days". "So thank you and she sends her love", the president told the crowd. "As her office has stated, the first lady remains in good spirits", Walters said in a statement. Successful procedure, she is in good spirits. Unlike Monday's inclement weather motorcade return, on Tuesday he left Walter Reed at 5:41 p.m. on Marine One to return to the White House.

The president and first lady spoke by telephone on Monday, before the procedure at Walter Reed, and again on Tuesday, the White House said.

The procedure was "long-planned", according to Vice President Mike Pence, who stood in for Trump at a Monday night event in Washington, DC, celebrating Israel's 70 years of independence.

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Mrs. Trump has, at times, has been noticeably absent from her husband's side. "Embolization can be used to stop bleeding, as in cases of trauma, or to starve a fibroid or tumor of its blood supply, as may be the case in the treatment performed on Mrs. Trump".

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

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