Trump pays return visit to recovering first lady at hospital - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Trump pays return visit to recovering first lady at hospital

Posted: Updated:
(AP Photo/Susan Walsh). In this May 7, 2018 photo, First lady Melania Trump speaks on her initiatives during an event in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington.  The White House says Melania Trump is hospitalized after undergoing a procedure ... (AP Photo/Susan Walsh). In this May 7, 2018 photo, First lady Melania Trump speaks on her initiatives during an event in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. The White House says Melania Trump is hospitalized after undergoing a procedure ...
(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster). The entrance to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center is seen in Bethesda, Md., Monday, May 14, 2018. First lady Melania Trump underwent a procedure Monday morning to treat a benign kidney condition and will likely be ... (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster). The entrance to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center is seen in Bethesda, Md., Monday, May 14, 2018. First lady Melania Trump underwent a procedure Monday morning to treat a benign kidney condition and will likely be ...
(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster). A sign at the gate to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center is seen in Bethesda, Md., Monday, May 14, 2018. First lady Melania Trump underwent a procedure Monday morning to treat a benign kidney condition and will like... (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster). A sign at the gate to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center is seen in Bethesda, Md., Monday, May 14, 2018. First lady Melania Trump underwent a procedure Monday morning to treat a benign kidney condition and will like...
(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster). President Donald Trump arrives on Marine One at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., Monday, May 14, 2018. The White House says Melania Trump is hospitalized after undergoing a procedure to treat a b... (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster). President Donald Trump arrives on Marine One at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., Monday, May 14, 2018. The White House says Melania Trump is hospitalized after undergoing a procedure to treat a b...
(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster). President Donald Trump arrives on Marine One at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., Monday, May 14, 2018. The White House says Melania Trump is hospitalized after undergoing a procedure to treat a b... (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster). President Donald Trump arrives on Marine One at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., Monday, May 14, 2018. The White House says Melania Trump is hospitalized after undergoing a procedure to treat a b...
  • U.S. & World NewsMore>>

  • APNewsBreak: Ethics complaint filed over Gianforte assault

    APNewsBreak: Ethics complaint filed over Gianforte assault

    Thursday, May 24 2018 7:37 PM EDT2018-05-24 23:37:51 GMT
    (Gallatin County via AP, File). FILE - This Aug. 25, 2017 file booking photo provided by Gallatin County, Mont., shows U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte, R-Mont., at the Gallatin County Detention Center in Bozeman, Mont. Executive Director Nancy Keenan is askin...(Gallatin County via AP, File). FILE - This Aug. 25, 2017 file booking photo provided by Gallatin County, Mont., shows U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte, R-Mont., at the Gallatin County Detention Center in Bozeman, Mont. Executive Director Nancy Keenan is askin...
    The head of the Montana Democratic Party is asking for a congressional ethics investigation into whether Republican U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte lied about his attack of a reporter last year.More >>
    The head of the Montana Democratic Party is asking for a congressional ethics investigation into whether Republican U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte lied about his attack of a reporter last year.More >>
  • Body camera video is latest setback for Milwaukee police

    Body camera video is latest setback for Milwaukee police

    Thursday, May 24 2018 7:37 PM EDT2018-05-24 23:37:41 GMT
    (Milwaukee Police Department via AP). This Jan. 26, 2018 police body-camera footage released by Milwaukee Police Department shows NBA Bucks guard Sterling Brown as he talks to arresting police officers after being shot by a stun gun in a Walgreens park...(Milwaukee Police Department via AP). This Jan. 26, 2018 police body-camera footage released by Milwaukee Police Department shows NBA Bucks guard Sterling Brown as he talks to arresting police officers after being shot by a stun gun in a Walgreens park...
    Community groups in Milwaukee are criticizing police over newly released body-camera footage of Bucks player Sterling Brown's January arrest.More >>
    Community groups in Milwaukee are criticizing police over newly released body-camera footage of Bucks player Sterling Brown's January arrest.More >>
  • Officials: Weinstein to surrender in sexual misconduct probe

    Officials: Weinstein to surrender in sexual misconduct probe

    Thursday, May 24 2018 7:37 PM EDT2018-05-24 23:37:27 GMT
    Law enforcement officials say Harvey Weinstein is expected to surrender to authorities Friday morning to face criminal charges in a months-long investigation into allegations that he sexually assaulted women.More >>
    Law enforcement officials say Harvey Weinstein is expected to surrender to authorities Friday morning to face criminal charges in a months-long investigation into allegations that he sexually assaulted women.More >>

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump visited his wife, Melania, in the hospital Tuesday as she continues to recover from a kidney procedure.

Trump said earlier Tuesday that the first lady is "doing really well" and that he expected her back at the White House before the end of the week. He arrived by helicopter at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center outside Washington on Tuesday afternoon and stayed for about 90 minutes before returning to the White House. He also visited Monday after doctors performed the "embolization" procedure.

"Melania is doing really well. She's watching us right now," Trump said Tuesday as he spoke near the Capitol at an annual tribute to law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.

"And I want to thank the incredible doctors," Trump added. "They did a fantastic job."

At the Capitol later, where he joined Republican senators at their weekly lunch, Trump reiterated that his wife is "really doing well."

Trump joked at lunch that support for the first lady was so high that he had her promise she wouldn't run against him, said a person familiar with the discussion but not authorized to discuss a private conversation. Trump also joked that his 48-year-old wife should be the one visiting him in the hospital and not the other way around, a senator said. The president turns 72 next month.

Trump tweeted Tuesday that his wife "will be leaving hospital in 2 or 3 days." Her spokeswoman had said in a statement Monday that the first lady was likely to remain hospitalized for "the duration of the week."

The White House said the procedure was "successful" but withheld details of the first lady's condition, citing her privacy.

Two urologists who have no personal knowledge of Mrs. Trump's condition said the most likely explanation for the embolization procedure is a type of noncancerous kidney tumor called an angiomyolipoma.

They're not common but tend to occur in middle-aged women and can cause problematic bleeding if they become large enough, said Dr. Keith Kowalczyk of MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Mrs. Trump is 48.

The "treatment of choice" is to cut off the blood supply to shrink the growth, said Dr. Lambros Stamatakis of MedStar Washington Hospital Center. Doctors do that with an embolization - snaking a catheter into the blood vessels of the kidney to find the right one and block it.

___

AP Medical Writer Lauran Neergaard, AP Congressional Correspondent Lisa Mascaro and Associated Press writer Jill Colvin contributed to this report.

___

Follow Darlene Superville on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/dsupervilleap

Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • NationalMore>>

  • Condemned killer blames attack on 'homosexual panic'

    Condemned killer blames attack on 'homosexual panic'

    Thursday, May 24 2018 7:38 PM EDT2018-05-24 23:38:02 GMT
    (Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction via AP, File). FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction shows death row inmate Robert Van Hook, convicted of the fatal 1985 strangling and stabbing...(Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction via AP, File). FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction shows death row inmate Robert Van Hook, convicted of the fatal 1985 strangling and stabbing...
    Attorneys for a condemned killer are asking that their client be spared, saying he experienced a "homosexual panic" of self-revulsion before killing a man he picked up at an Ohio bar.More >>
    Attorneys for a condemned killer are asking that their client be spared, saying he experienced a "homosexual panic" of self-revulsion before killing a man he picked up at an Ohio bar.More >>
  • Study: Some public pensions funds could run dry in downturn

    Study: Some public pensions funds could run dry in downturn

    Thursday, May 24 2018 7:38 PM EDT2018-05-24 23:38:01 GMT
    A new study finds that some public pension funds are in such bad shape that they might be totally depleted during an economic downturn.More >>
    A new study finds that some public pension funds are in such bad shape that they might be totally depleted during an economic downturn.More >>
  • Officials trade blame after teen arrested in officer's death

    Officials trade blame after teen arrested in officer's death

    Thursday, May 24 2018 7:37 PM EDT2018-05-24 23:37:56 GMT
    (Lloyd Fox/The Baltimore Sun via AP). Police officers console one another while waiting to get into the viewing for slain Baltimore County police officer Amy Caprio in Nottingham, Md., Thursday, May 24, 2018. Caprio died Monday after she was run over b...(Lloyd Fox/The Baltimore Sun via AP). Police officers console one another while waiting to get into the viewing for slain Baltimore County police officer Amy Caprio in Nottingham, Md., Thursday, May 24, 2018. Caprio died Monday after she was run over b...
    An officer's death has authorities in Maryland blaming each other for putting a troubled teen now charged with murder on home arrest.More >>
    An officer's death has authorities in Maryland blaming each other for putting a troubled teen now charged with murder on home arrest.More >>
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WDRB. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.