On Wednesday, she appeared alongside the president and vice president at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) headquarters in Washington D.C.
MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace remarked President Donald Trump watches "Morning Joe" every day "like a slave" during her program on Wednesday.
She checked into Walter Reed Medical Center for treatment of what the White House called a benign kidney condition May 14 and didn't leave until May 19.
Overall, it was President Trump who took more flak for his response (or lack thereof) to the hurricanes that plagued the US and Puerto Rico in 2017. The last time Mrs. Trump was seen in public was May 10, when she joined the president at Joint Base Andrews to welcome home three American hostages freed from North Korea.
Grisham told ABC News last Wednesday that the first lady was "doing really well". Trump sat next to her husband as he discussed the agency's preparedness ahead of the 2018 hurricane season. "They disagree with their president because he insists that they proudly stand for the National Anthem, hand on heart, in honor of the great men and women of our military and the people of our country", the statement said.
But there was no explanation of why she remained out of the public eye for weeks longer. A USA Today newsletter noted, "Melania is alive and 'feeling great, ' she, or perhaps her husband, says". "She was suddenly in the hospital for something that hadn't been announced in advance, and she hasn't been seen since", adding, "It could be perfectly innocuous, but it also could be a cover story for something else".