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Melania Trump released from hospital

Melania Trump returned to the White House in ‘high spirits’ after undergoing a kidney procedure 

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 20 May, 2018, 7:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 20 May, 2018, 7:00am

US first lady Melania Trump was released from the hospital Saturday morning, after undergoing a kidney procedure earlier in the week, and returned to the White House “in high spirits,” an aide said.

Trump, who spent five nights at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, was “resting comfortably”, Stephanie Grisham, the first lady’s communications director, said in a statement.

The first lady underwent an embolisation procedure Monday to treat a benign kidney condition.

US President Donald Trump visited her three times during the week and had tweeted that she was doing well.

“Our office has received thousands of calls and emails wishing Mrs. Trump well,” Grisham said, “and we thank everyone who has taken the time to reach out.”

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President Donald Trump heralded her homecoming with a tweet that referred to her as “Melanie” instead of “Melania.” 

“Great to have our incredible First Lady back home in the White House. Melanie is feeling and doing really well. Thank you for all of your prayers and best wishes!” Trump wrote before quickly superseding that tweet with another that spelt his wife’s name correctly.

Additional reporting by Associated Press