If you do a simple search for “Melania Trump” Saturday night, the first result is this, from The Telegraph:
Melania Trump will not join her husband at the Camp David presidential retreat this weekend, extending to 22 days the time since she last appeared in public. https://t.co/91XyaKPGWt
— Jon Cooper ? (@joncoopertweets) June 2, 2018
In case you missed it, the first lady’s whereabouts have been in question all week on Twitter, to the point where she actually tweeted this Wednesday:
I see the media is working overtime speculating where I am & what I'm doing. Rest assured, I'm here at the @WhiteHouse w my family, feeling great, & working hard on behalf of children & the American people!
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) May 30, 2018
Ah, thanks, media, for all you contribute:
— Teen Vogue (@TeenVogue) June 2, 2018
Journalist Yashar Ali seemed dumbfounded by a tweet he saw float by Saturday afternoon:
FFS how do people go to a place where they can even think this is true. pic.twitter.com/xJmUJDZAIy
— Yashar Ali ? (@yashar) June 2, 2018
When David Frum just casually throws it out there like he did? https://t.co/Gmio2QLRp7
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) June 3, 2018
Cuz conspiracy theories feel so good. MSM makes the mistake believing it’s just on the fringe. Increasingly, it’s far more mainstream, potent and influential. And it’s a huge problem. https://t.co/5Vkygommtu
— S.E. Cupp (@secupp) June 3, 2018
Trump Derangement Syndrome is not a myth, sadly https://t.co/G0qmtrl1Qw
— Cathy Young (@CathyYoung63) June 3, 2018
Sounds like someone has been listening to too much Joy Reid. https://t.co/hNE4nstmqq
— Ryan Saavedra ?? (@RealSaavedra) June 3, 2018
Acosta's friends should really encourage him to seek help. https://t.co/6RubTdd8dG
— Smatt (@mdrache) June 3, 2018
Ali was kind enough to black out the name of the author who tweeted that, but the original didn’t take long to find, not that it’s all that unique.
Melania Trump: alive or dead? https://t.co/1wWeUcdcm3
— Palmer Report (@PalmerReport) June 3, 2018
Melania Trump if alive, has abdicated her position as First Lady of the U.S.
there is no OTHER explanation.
There is no way a person in her role would continue to ignore public requests as to her welfare and status, unless she is dead, or abdicated her position, filed divorce.
— WTF? (@neveragainFL) June 2, 2018
Sorry, but after 3 weeks of no info on @flotus, other than a fraudulent tweet from the #OrangeClown, we are left to develop our own theories.
The trip to Walter Reed was the result of a suicide attempt & she is now heavily medicated against her will.#WhereIsMelania
— Trotskyist (@trotskydc) June 2, 2018
— imwithillary (@imwithillary) June 3, 2018
What if Trump has became so insane due to his narcissistic power happy above the law attitude that he actually killed Melania. Would we ever know?
— The Anti-Republican (@TheDemocratCafe) June 3, 2018
Fact Check: Did Melania Trump spell "HELP" in a tweet?
— snopes.com (@snopes) June 2, 2018
The replies to the tweet Ali posted apply pretty consistently to everything we’ve seen so far:
— Kyan DuBois (@DuboisKyan) June 3, 2018
?♂️OMG. This person is actually at large.
— Attorney Paul Ryan (@AttorneyRyan) June 3, 2018
You need to write your next book on ridiculous conspiracy theories.
— Lyn Hanna (@BalanceOverBias) June 3, 2018
— Barbara???????♀️#KAG (@Bkbattles) June 3, 2018
Have you been outside today? Stick your head in the freezer for a few minutes.
— Mr & Mrs Normouss (@DixxieNormouss) June 3, 2018
Imagine being this unhinged.
— Andy Fezzik (@AndyFezzik) June 3, 2018
Seriously… what? You tweeting on Ambien?
— GenGradner (@Genny11Gen) June 3, 2018
If your novels are only half as good as your tweets….serious question, are you ok?
— ? (@777mh777) June 3, 2018
She just got out of the hospital and is resting at home.
— Sasha ?? (@HulluSasha) June 3, 2018