"There was no hidden message."
"Ivanka feels very strongly, my wife feels very strongly about it, I feel very strongly about it," Trump said as he signed an executive order to end the separation of families crossing the border illegally.
His comments come amid a backlash against the administration's policy.
"Somebody said, did she have a facelift? No," the president said of his wife.
"Rest assured, I'm here at the @WhiteHouse w my family, feeling great, & working hard on behalf of children & the American people!" Melania Trump tweeted during her absence.
"Absolutely, I have a lot of sympathy for the first lady," Avenatti said.
"They have such a distorted image of who he is that they don't have the kind of reaction that we do," a Trump family author said of Ivanka, Melania and Donald Trump.
Melania Trump has not traveled with the president to a G7 summit in Canada.
This one takes aim at the Trump administration's practice of separating migrant children from their parents at the U.S. border.
"I don't believe Mrs. Trump has ever discussed her thoughts on anything with Mr. Giuliani," Melania Trump's spokeswoman said.
President Donald Trump's first wife, Ivana, is reportedly waging a battle against adult obesity in America. The memoirist announced Thursday that she will join forces with Gianluca Mech, TV diet expert and inventor of the "Italiano Diet," to promote a diet plan that allows its users to "eat pasta, cookies, and lose weight."
"She's doing great, and we're very proud of her. She's done a fantastic job as first lady," President Trump said of his wife.
"The Fake News Media has been so unfair, and vicious, to my wife and our great First Lady, Melania," President Trump tweeted.
"He's going to have to bring his toothbrush to court on Friday," a former U.S. attorney said Tuesday.
The first lady made her first public appearance in nearly a month.
The First lady's time out of the spotlight has given rise to conspiracy theories and memes alike.
Will any pictures of the event be released?
The first lady recently underwent medical treatment.
"I think Donald Trump promised Melania that he would not win, [that] she didn't have to worry about ever living in the White House," Boehner said.
"She is not going. She's doing great," Melania Trump's said spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham of the presidential retreat over the weekend.