Trump welcomes Melania home after kidney procedure, misspells her name

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, IndiaUpdated: May 20, 2018, 08:42 AM IST
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Melania Trump. Photograph:(WION)

United States First Lady Melania Trump on Saturday returned to the White House after a successful kidney procedure, the office announced in a statement.

Melania was discharged from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland after five days, The Hill reported.

Her spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham, has declined to release additional details, citing Trump’s right to privacy.

"She is resting comfortably and remains in high spirits. Our office has received thousands of calls and emails wishing Mrs. Trump well, and we thank everyone who has taken the time to reach out," the White House said in a statement.

Donald Trump heralded his wife’s arrival home with a tweet in which her name was spelled incorrectly.

“Great to have our incredible First Lady back home in the White House,” Trump wrote. “Melanie is feeling and doing really well. Thank you for all of your prayers and best wishes!”

The tweet was quickly superseded with another that spelled the first lady’s name correctly.

"Our great First Lady is doing really well. Will be leaving hospital in 2 or 3 days. Thank you for so much love and support!" Trump tweeted.


On Monday, Melania's operation for a "benign" kidney condition was completed successfully.

As per a White House official statement, Melania underwent an embolisation procedure to treat a benign kidney condition.

According to New York Times, Johns Hopkins Patients' Guide to Kidney Cancer describes the kidney procedure as an arterial embolisation in which a special sponge-like material is placed into an artery that supplies blood to the kidney. A thin tube catheter is inserted into a vessel in the leg and into the main vessel feeding the kidney.