Trump flies to visit Melania at Walter Reed after she undergoes treatment for 'benign kidney condition' in most serious operation
15:30, Tuesday, 15 May, 2018
President Donald Trump flew to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Monday and visited FirstLady Melania Trump hours after she underwent a kidney procedure.
The first lady's office announced the first lady had the procedure Monday. President Trump was at the White House Monday when her surgery occurred.
The president flew via Marine One Monday afternoon to visit the flagship military hospital in Bethesda, Maryland – avoiding a movement that otherwise might have snarled Washington D.C.'s traffic at rush hour.
Melania Trump underwent an embolization procedure, likely to remove a cyst from her kidney. Her office said it was benign, or non-cancerous.
Trump tweeted about the visit while he was en route. 'Heading over to Walter Reed Medical Center to see our great First Lady, Melania. Successful procedure, she is in good spirits. Thank you to all of the well-wishers!'