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Donald Trump Addresses Wife Melania's Absence From Holiday Celebrations

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Source: mega

Jan. 2 2024, Published 10:17 a.m. ET

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Donald Trump finally addressed where his wife, Melania Trump, has been as she's been missing from several holiday celebrations.

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"Melania — great First Lady, so popular, the people love her — she's now in a hospital with her mother," he told the crowd at his annual holiday bash. "Her mother, Amalija, is very ill, but hopefully she'll be recovering."

"But she's been very ill, so I just want to say 'hello' to the First Lady — we just spoke, down in Miami, great hospital — and hopefully they'll be ok, but it's a tough one, it's a very tough one. So she sends her love to everybody and she knows probably about 95 percent of the people here like I do. And we just want to wish Amalija that she gets better as quickly as possible," the former president, 77, added.

donald trump addresses melania absence
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Donald Trump finally revealed why Melania Trump has been missing from their holiday celebrations.

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As OK! previously reported, the businessman and his crew — Donald Trump Jr., Barron Trump, Kimberly Guilfoyle, Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner and their kids, Tiffany Trump and husband Michael Boulos — all smiled for the camera while standing in front of the Christmas tree.

However, people were curious why the model, 53, was nowhere to be found.

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donald trump addresses melania absence
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Melania Trump was not at the Christmas party.

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One person wrote, "I guess this wasn't a term of her latest post-nup," while another said, "Maybe she was taking the picture…"

A third person added, "Eric Trump is also missing from this photo! I'm sure there's a good reason for Melania's absence."

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It was later revealed that Melania was dealing with a personal matter.

“Melania has always been very devoted to her entire family,” a source told Fox News Digital. "It should be no surprise that she spent this Christmas with her ailing mother.”

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According to a former aide, Melania Trump likes the attention.

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According to Melania's former aide and friend Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, she likes the attention.

"If Melania Trump ever took her former role seriously she would've released a FACTUAL statement explaining to the American people why she wasn't present. But instead, Melania knows the media will inquire further which keeps her relevant and she gets a kick out of the speculation," she wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter, on Wednesday, December 27.

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donald trump addresses melania absence
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Donald Trump told the crowd that his wife's mother is 'very ill.'

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"Regardless of what I think about Melania Trump, I spent time with Amalija Knavs, Melania’s mother, and if the reports are accurate that she’s in the hospital, I pray for her," Winston Wolkoff said. "Melania could make a statement so the speculation around the family photograph is dispelled. Let me make myself very clear. I don’t wish ill will on anyone. What I do wish on Melania Trump is that she be held accountable for her deceit, deception, and duplicity, of not just what she did to me, but to the American people."

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