Since then, Trump has not been seen in public, nor did she join the President, his children Donald Trump Jr., and Tiffany Trump, daughter and adviser Ivanka Trump, and son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner, at Camp David this weekend.
Melania has regularly accompanied her husband to big occasions and earned praise for playing a ideal host to French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte during the Trump administration's first state honour organised in late April. The first lady, 48, remained in the hospital until May 19, when she was spotted returning to the White House. Rest assured, I'm here in the White house with my family.
After weeks without public appearances or statements, the first lady tweeted this week to respond to questions about her whereabouts and suggesting the "media is working overtime".
For comparison, Hillary Clinton's calendar from her time as first lady shows only two days without a public engagement in June 2000. "She's looking at us, right there".
In a tweet, she revealed how she was doing and reiterated that she was still "working hard".
White House correspondent Eamon Javers noted that he spotted Melania Trump in the West Wing on Tuesday.
Grisham said the Gold Star families' event was important to Mrs. Trump and had been on her calendar for some time.
Despite missing out on appearances from the public eye, the first lady still managed to attend other internal meetings. The Twitterati smelled suspense and said the tweet, under all likelihood, was not composed by the first lady.
"She is doing great". She's also not planning to accompany him to the expected meeting with North Korea's leader in Singapore the week after, according to spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham.