The conspiracy theories are actively swirling on social media. Melania Trump’s absence from the public eye, plus a few recent tweets, has everyone online asking the same question: Is Melania Trump okay?
Yesterday, the current FLOTUS sent out a since-deleted tweet that has Twitter and Instagram talking about how she may be in actual danger. Whether or not the tweet was intentionally written as a scrambled acronym for the word “HELP,” is still speculative, but that didn’t stop people from sharing the viral tweet across social media.
The tweet was taken down on Thursday after it was uploaded on the same day. The last statement that Melania tweeted from the FLOTUS account (that hasn’t been deleted), was essentially the same statement, but worded differently.
“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!,” Melanie wrote on May 30th, addressing rumors regarding her whereabouts.
Earlier in May, the President’s wife had a surgery on a “benign kidney condition.” After about three weeks of being absent from the public eye, people started to wonder if everything was alright with the First Lady. Although it’s not required for POTUS to be out and about, it’s become customary throughout history for First Ladies to be public figures of sorts.
Meanwhile, Trump has made a number of appearances in the time that Melania’s been hiding out from the paparazzi. From his meeting with Kim Kardashian to reform prison laws, to hosting a “White House Sports and Fitness Day” with daughter Ivanka Trump, the President hasn’t been shy about giving the media a show.
The White House has tried putting the rumors to rest by announcing that Melania is fine.
“[Melania] has been involved in several internal meetings with staff all last week, and that continues this week. We’ve been going over initiatives and other long term planning for events such as the Congressional Picnic and 4th of July,” her spokeswoman told People.
The White House also announced that Melania would not be joining Trump on the Camp David retreat this weekend—something that is customary for Presidents of the U.S.