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Melania Trump Speaks Out After Surgery

First lady says she feels 'great'
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 16, 2018 4:20 PM CDT

(Newser) – Melania Trump says she feels "great" after a kidney procedure and expects to return to the White House before long. Her husband is visiting her in the hospital for the third straight day. The first lady's comments on Twitter on Wednesday were her first since she was hospitalized for an embolization on Monday, the AP reports. She tweeted "a sincere thank you to Walter Reed Medical Unit" and to her well-wishers. Mrs. Trump added, "I am feeling great & look forward to getting back home." President Donald Trump is visiting his 48-year-old wife for the third day in a row. The 72-year-old president joked during a visit to the Capitol on Wednesday that the first lady should be the one visiting him in the hospital, not the other way around. (Read more Melania Trump stories.)

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