Saying the media was asking, "Where's Melania?", Mr Trump riffed for about a minute or so about the speculation, which has included theories the First Lady had decamped with son Barron, 12, to NY or was recovering from plastic surgery.
First lady Melania Trump will attend a White House reception for Gold Star families after avoiding the public's eye for three weeks, officials said.
The count is officially on to see when Mrs. Trump will step out next.
Questions surrounding Melania's absence grew increasingly loud in the last week, prompting the first lady to snipe at the press for inquiring about her. She was released from the hospital with no complications on 19 May.
As of June 4th, Melania Trump has not been seen in public for 25 days.
A reporter for the USA website the Daily Caller also tweeted footage of Mrs Trump's arrival at the event for Gold Star families - parents of slain soldiers - hosted by the Trump administration.
"To all those who have lost loved ones in service to our country, our nation grieves with you", Melania Trump said in a statement.
Granted, she underwent a routine surgery for a "benign kidney condition" four days later, but after that, promptly disappeared. Mrs. Truman also spent a lot of time in Missouri with her mother. Though it's her first appearance in weeks, the press was not asked to attend out of respect for the families' privacy.
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The first lady of the United States is back. The U.S. first lady, 48, has not been seen in public since May 10 when she and the president welcomed home three Americans who had been held prisoner in North Korea.
The president literally pointed at a window, indicating the presence of the first lady, but ... she wasn't there.
We'll have to wait until tonight to hear if she really shows up.
"For most of the 20th century and certainly in the 21st century, a first lady hasn't had the option of not being a public figure - regardless of unfortunate personal circumstances".
"She's confident in what she is doing and in her role, and knows the rest is just speculation and nonsense".
"Mrs. Trump is very strong and independent", Grisham said.