Donald Trump laughs off rumour that he has split from his wife Melania

Even the rich cry, this comes after President Donald Trump came out defending himself against rumours that he and the first lady have broken up.

The first lady was making her first public appearance in almost a month at a reception for Gold Star families at the White House on Monday evening. Entering the event alongside the President, the first lady appeared well as she was videoed walking in, despite the White House saying no press coverage of the event would be allowed.

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In a statement Monday night, Melania said it was a ‘privilege’ to welcome the families to the White House.

‘It was a privilege to welcome Gold Star Families to the White House today to recognize our Nation’s fallen heroes and their families. To all those who have lost loved ones in service to our country, our nation grieves with you,’ she said.

‘Thank you to those who joined us this evening and to the men and women currently serving overseas and to their families, thank you for your service. We send our prayers to all of those in harms way, and may God bless the United States of America.’

According to Daily Mail, speculation has been rife about the whereabouts of Mrs. Trump ever since she went in for an operation on her kidney on May 14.

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President Donald Trump and his wife

Laughing off the rumours that have spread around Washington like wildfire, Trump refuted speculation the couple have split, saying it was a no-go, ‘Isn’t that right, honey?’

According to Daily Caller reporter Jena Greene who was in attendance as a Gold Star daughter, Trump also spoke about his wife’s surgery and said Melania ‘had a little problem’ a few weeks ago, but ‘wouldn’t miss’ this event ‘for anything’. 

Her attendance was listed on President Donald Trump’s official schedule that came out Sunday night.

The event honored military families. Gold Star families are those who have lost a loved one in a war. The White House held a similar reception last year.

Roberta Lyons Nolan, of Pennsylvania, said it was a ‘very emotional’ ceremony where the names of the deceased were read and a candle was lit for each one.

Sunday marked the 24th day Melania Trump had not been seen in public since she underwent a kidney procedure.

It’s unknown when her next appearance will be after her Monday night emergence.

The first lady will not accompany President Donald Trump to the G7 summit in Canada on Friday or to his historic summit in Singapore on June 12.

She will not attend either of the prominent international events, Grisham told the

‘She will not attend the G7 and there are no plans for her to travel to Singapore at this time,’ Grisham said in a statement on Sunday evening.

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The US president with his wife and family

The first lady, 48, was a notable absence on Friday when the Trump family –  Jared Kushner,Ivanka Trump, Donald Trump Jr., and Tiffany Trump – joined the president on his trip to Camp David.

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The first lady underwent an embolization procedure on Monday, May 14, likely to remove a cyst from her kidney. Her office said it was benign, or non-cancerous.

She spent a week in the hospital recovering at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

She returned to the White House on Saturday, May 19. Some medical professionals said the five-day hospitalization was long for such a procedure.

There had been reported sightings but no photographic evidence, which led to much online speculation about her whereabouts.

A CNBC reporter tweeted last week: ‘Not that this will deter the conspiracy theorists, but I saw the First Lady walking with her aides in the West Wing yesterday afternoon.’

In a May 30 tweet, the first lady needled the media for speculating about her whereabouts.

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 ‘I see the media is working overtime speculating where I am & what I’m doing. Rest assured, I’m here at the @WhiteHouse w my family, feeling great, & working hard on behalf of children & the American people!’

However, the tweet only brought more questions, as President Trump has been known to use phrases like ‘working overtime’ in his own tweets.

The White House has swatted down some conspiracy theories that have popped up – including one that held she wasn’t even in the White House.