Imagining the First Lady in hiding, or plotting her escape, allows us to ignore the uncomfortable truthby Sian Norris / June 7, 2018 / Leave a comment
You’d have to have been on… well, wherever Melania Trump’s been, not to have noticed the First Lady hasn’t been seen for a while.
Nearly a month after going into hospital for emergency kidney surgery, she finally made an appearance yesterday at an event closed to the press.
During her absence from the spotlight, sources told the Hollywood Reporter they hadn’t heard from Melania since she went to hospital. Her absence, and her husband’s odd response to it, quickly sparked a wildfire of conspiracy theories across the internet.
Suspicions were raised even further when Melania apparently tweeted she was fine and in the White House. The language in the tweet, however, didn’t read like Melania.
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!
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) May 30, 2018
Could it be that The Donald logged into her account to tell the world how the media was “working overtime” in speculating about Melania’s whereabouts?
Memes popped up across Twitter and beyond, as people tried to guess what Melania was really up to. From having a girls night with Samantha Bee—as suggested by Guardian journalist Hannah Jane Parkinson—to being a Russian spy, no one was short of theories. Someone even suggested Mela…