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Melania Trump makes first appearance since surgery

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (ABC NEWS)-  First lady Melania Trump made her first public appearance since surgery for a kidney ailment in mid-May at a White House event Monday evening honoring service members killed in action.

Trump, wearing a black dress, sat in the front row at Monday’s Gold Star Families for Peace reception at the White House, taking the time to shake hands with families, according to a Gold Star daughter at the event.

Jena Greene, a Gold Star daughter, tweeted the president told the room, “Melania had a little problem a couple weeks ago but she wouldn’t miss this for anything.”

Greene told ABC News she was at the event to honor her dad, Lt. Col David Greene, a Marine Corps Helicopter Pilot who was killed in Iraq in 2004. Greene is a reporter for the Daily Caller.

 

Gold Star Families for Peace is an organization that provides support for fellow members who have lost family members in the Iraq War. One of their stated goals is also to bring an end to the war.

 

Greene tweeted that the president joked about the media’s speculation about the first lady’s absence. She had emergency surgery, what was described as embolization procedure involving her kidney, on May 14 at Walter Reed Medical Center.

 

“He laughed off rumors of them breaking up, saying it wasn’t happening. “Isn’t that right honey?” Greene tweeted.

 

Gold Star Families for Peace is an organization that provides support for fellow members who have lost family members in the Iraq War. One of their stated goals is also to bring an end to the war.

Greene tweeted that the president joked about the media’s speculation about the first lady’s absence. She had emergency surgery, what was described as embolization procedure involving her kidney, on May 14 at Walter Reed Medical Center.

“He laughed off rumors of them breaking up, saying it wasn’t happening. “Isn’t that right honey?” Greene tweeted.

 

 

 



Daniella Hankey

Good Morning West Virginia! Daniella Hankey is the Morning and Noon newscast Anchor. Daniella joined Newswatch as a Multi-Media journalist and quickly moved her way up to an Anchor. Before landing in the beautiful Mountain State, Daniella called her home Orlando, Florida. Armed with a major in Communications and Media Studies and a minor in Education, Daniella relocated to further her career. During her time at Stetson, she covered several big stories on and off campus including the June 2016 Pulse Night Club shooting and Hurricane Matthew. She worked as a news anchor and reporter for her college news station and enjoyed an internship in productions at PBS. Her love for journalism started in high school when she was selected as a Bright House Varsity Reporter as well as the school anchor. When Daniella is not working, you can find her exploring West Virginia especially the Greenbrier and engaging with community members. As a morning anchor, Daniella loves putting a smile on viewers faces in the morning and informing them of community events. If you have any story ideas or news tips, please email Daniella at dhankey@woay.com. You can also follow Daniella on Facebook at DaniellaHankeyTV.


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