Saturday 22 September 2018

Melania Trump returns to White House after kidney procedure hospital stay

Donald Trump had visited his wife several times while she was at Walter Reed National Military Medical Centre.

Donald Trump visited First Lady Melania several times during her hospital stay (Niall Carson/PA)
Donald Trump visited First Lady Melania several times during her hospital stay (Niall Carson/PA)

By Darlene Superville, Associated Press

US First Lady Melania Trump is back at the White House after an extended hospital stay for a kidney procedure.

The White House says Mrs Trump returned to the White House on Saturday morning.

She had been at Walter Reed National Military Medical Centre near Washington since having an embolisation procedure on Monday for an unspecified kidney condition that the White House said was benign.

President Donald Trump visited his 48-year-old wife during several of the evenings that she was in the hospital.

The first lady said on Twitter on Wednesday that she was “feeling great”. She thanked the Walter Reed staff and her well-wishers, and added that she was looking forward to going home.

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