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First lady to attend Trump’s hurricane briefing Wednesday

June 5, 2018

FILE - In this Saturday, May 27, 2017, file photo, first lady Melania Trump sits as President Donald Trump addresses U.S. military troops and their families at the Sigonella Naval Air Station, in Sigonella, Italy. Melania Trump won’t be joining her husband at the 2018 G7 summit in Quebec or accompanying him to the meeting planned with North Korea’s leader in Singapore following the G7. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump is planning her first public appearance outside the White House in nearly a month.

The White House says she will join President Donald Trump for a hurricane briefing at Federal Emergency Management Agency headquarters in Washington on Wednesday. It would be Mrs. Trump’s first appearance outside the White House since May 10.

Since then, the first lady spent five days in the hospital following a kidney procedure and has stayed out of public view for more than three weeks.

She re-emerged Monday at a private White House reception she and the president hosted for military families.

Mrs. Trump joined Trump on multiple trips last year to survey hurricane damage in parts of Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico.

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