Where is Melania Trump? Mystery as public absence extends to 22 days

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Melania Trump will not accompany President Donald Trump to the G7 summit in Canada on Friday or to his historic summit in Singapore on June 12, it was revealed on the 24th day the first lady hasn't been since in public since her surgery.

On Friday, President Trump boarded Marine One with the rest of his family - children Ivanka and Tiffany, Donald Jr., and son-in-law Jared Kushner - traveling to Camp David, a quiet presidential retreat in Maryland's Catoctin Mountain Park first established by President Franklin D. Roosevelt and enjoyed by first families ever since.

Grisham said earlier that the first lady has been meeting with staff and working on projects.

A CNBC reporter working at the White House last week noted on Twitter that he saw the first lady walking with her aides in the West Wing. "But the reasons behind her lack of public appearances are less interesting to me than the fact that we're so used to freaky and out-of-bounds behavior from this administration that something like a missing first lady barely makes the grade for news coverage".

The first lady's public absence and lack of photos of her working at the White House as she claims has led to multiple conspiracy theories. "I can't tell you how much I've enjoyed hiking the Appalachian Trail these past 22 days with Melania Trump", he tweeted.

"We are focused on her initiatives, and also some longer-term planning for events such as the congressional picnic and 4th of July", spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham told media outlets.

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A spokesperson for the first lady confirmed the planned appearance to CNN.

When recently asked about his wife's recovery, Trump said: "She's doing great".

The White House did not respond to TheWrap for comment.

She had a top secret nip and tuck and will come back looking very ... refreshed.

On the first couple's last day in Sicily before jetting back to Washington, they stopped at the USA naval air base in Sigonella, Sicily, where the first lady gave brief remarks to troops prior to the President taking the podium.