Donald Trump Insists Melania Hasn't Left Him, Isn't 'Really Ill, or Whatever'

President Donald Trump on Wednesday morning, a few hours before Melania Trump was scheduled to make her first public appearance in 26 days, attacked various conspiracy theories about his wife's absence and said she is "doing really well!"

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"The Fake News Media has been so unfair, and vicious, to my wife and our great First Lady, Melania. During her recovery from surgery they reported everything from near death, to facelift, to left the W.H. (and me) for N.Y. or Virginia, to abuse," the president tweeted. "All Fake, she is doing really well!"

In a second tweet shortly after, the president said that four reporters spotted the first lady last week "walking merrily along to a meeting," and, "they never reported the sighting because it would hurt the sick narrative that she was living in a different part of the world, was really ill, or whatever. Fake News is really bad!"

Melania Trump is slated to appear before the public Wednesday for the first time since May 10, to join her husband at a hurricane briefing at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) headquarters in Washington, D.C., at 2 p.m. EST.

Her lengthy absence after undergoing an embolization procedure for a benign kidney condition on May 14 led to speculation that she had left the White House to go back to New York City, that she was living with the Obamas, and that she was writing a book about the president, among others.

The first lady a week ago addressed those rumors with a tweet but many social media users expressed doubt that she was its author with its targeting of the media reminiscent of her husband's tweeting style.

"I see the media is working overtime speculating where I am & what I'm doing," Melania Trump tweeted on May 30. "Rest assured, I'm here at the @WhiteHouse w my family, feeling great, & working hard on behalf of children & the American people!"

U.S. President Donald Trump hugs first lady Melania Trump during an event to celebrate military mothers and spouses, in The East Room at the White House on May 9, 2018 in Washington, D.C. Mark Wilson/Getty Images