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Trump welcomes Melania home from hospital by misspelling her name

  • Published at 10:55 am May 20th, 2018
  • Last updated at 11:27 am May 20th, 2018
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Melania had been experiencing an issue with her kidney that her office described as benign but requiring medical attention

US President Donald Trump has welcomed First Lady Melania Trump home from the hospital, but initially misspelled her name as "Melanie" in a tweet.

According to CNN, Melania Trump returned home on Saturday following a procedure on Monday, her office confirmed in a statement.

"Great to have our incredible First Lady back home in the White House. Melania is feeling and doing really well. Thank you for all of your prayers and best wishes!" he wrote after initially tweeting and deleting the same message with a typo of the first lady's name.

Melania, who turned 48 in April, had been experiencing an issue with her kidney that her office described as benign but requiring medical attention.


She is the first US first lady to undergo such a serious medical procedure while in the White House since Nancy Reagan had a mastectomy in October 1987. 

Rosalynn Carter underwent surgery to remove a benign lump from her breast in April 1977. Weeks after Betty Ford became first lady, she was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent a mastectomy in September 1974.