For the third time since her 25 days out of the spotlight, Melania Trump resurfaced at a high profile event on June 10.
Presented with the president's timeline for Melania Trump's surgery, Stephanie Grisham, the first lady's communications director, reiterated that the first lady's embolisation procedure had been successful.
Mrs. Trump "congratulated the recipients of this year's Lincoln Medal - an annual award given to people who have exemplified the legacy of President Lincoln through their achievements and bodies of work", according to the first lady's office.
"I was honored to be part of such a special evening", Trump said according to her statement. "Thank you to Ford's Theatre Society for tonight, and your continued dedication to education and leadership in the arts - the impact they have on society is invaluable and something we will continue to cherish throughout time", as reported by CNN.
First lady Melania Trump's return to public life after a three-week absence proceeds slowly: She made another public appearance Sunday night but didn't announce it until after it was over. He said she had wanted to go, but that she couldn't fly for a month after her surgery on doctor's orders.
Her office has declined to provide additional details about her condition, citing privacy rights.
The president has cited Melania Trump's surgery as a reason she will not accompany him overseas.
"I think the range from one to two hours would be much more likely", Hong said. The First Lady wore a $2,700 gown to the annual event, which was mostly black and featured white paneling across the chest, as well as shimmering gold straps.
The event at Ford's Theatre marked the First Lady's first solo appearance since she underwent an emergency kidney operation in May.
Melania is redefining the role of the first lady in this country. We're not going to invite either team, but we have other teams that are coming.you know my attitude: if they want to be here - its the greatest place on Earth - I'm here. She had a huge operation which lasted for four to five hours.