The White House said that Melania Trump had surgery for a "benign kidney condition" on May 14. "To all those who have lost loved ones in service to our country, our nation grieves with you". However, she was reported to have attended ceremony on Monday event for Gold Star families that was closed to the press. The president showed her to a seat in the front row before he headed for the stage.
News also broke Sunday night that the first lady will not join her husband at the G7 summit in Quebec later this week, and there are "no plans" for her to travel to Singapore to meet with North Korea's leader later this month.
"They say she is perfectly fine and I certainly hope that's true", Colbert continued. "It's her style and we just have to accept that".
Melania has not been seen since a May 10 appearance with her husband, President Donald Trump, and subsequent medical treatment-though a spokesperson said she was "doing great".
Prominent Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko shot, killed in Kiev
He was a sharp critic of Russia's annexation of Crimea and its intervention in east Ukraine, according to press reports . He was given $40,000 to organize the murder, $30,000 for the killer and $10,000 for being an intermediary, the SBU said.
Public interest in and news media coverage of first ladies exploded during the Obama administration, the first White House to extensively use social media to spread its brand, McBride said.
Melania Trump is scheduled to appear at her first official engagement since dropping out of sight 24 days ago. She and son Barron officially moved to the White House last June.
She has stayed out of public view since returning home on May 19.
Prior to her medical incident, the first lady's popularity was on the rise, according to a recent CNN poll, and she was seemingly growing more comfortable in the spotlight, hosting her first official state dinner and announcing her formal platform initiatives.