Melania Trump hospitalized for kidney condition

First lady Melania Trump will remain in Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for the rest of the week after undergoing a procedure to treat a benign kidney condition.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

First lady Melania Trump will remain in Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for the rest of the week after undergoing a procedure to treat a benign kidney condition. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

First lady Melania Trump was hospitalized after undergoing a procedure to treat a benign kidney condition, the White House said Monday.

The first lady’s spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham, said the procedure was successful and there were no complications. Grisham said Melania Trump is at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center just outside Washington and will likely remain there for the rest of the week.

The White House did not offer any additional details on her condition.

As she gradually raises her profile as first lady, Trump recently hosted her first state dinner and launched a public awareness campaign to help children.

With the president watching in the Rose Garden last week, she unveiled the “Be Best” campaign, which she said will focus on childhood well-being, social media use and opioid abuse.

The first lady, who’s 48, lived full time in New York during the administration’s first months so the couple’s son, Barron, now 12, would not have to change schools midyear. She and Barron moved into the White House in June and since then the first lady has been raising her public profile.

The first lady joined her husband last month to host the prime minister of Japan for a two-day summit at the Trumps’ Florida estate, and the Trumps hosted the president of France at the White House on a three-day state visit, including a lavish state dinner. Melania Trump also represented the administration at the April funeral of former first lady Barbara Bush.

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