She was released after a five-day hospital stay but remained out of sight.
Stephanie Grisham, her communications director, said in an email on Wednesday that Mrs. Trump would be attending a briefing on the coming hurricane season at the Federal Emergency Management Agency because "it is an issue that she cares very much about". Back in August, the First Lady's decision to leave the White House clad in her signature pointy-toe stilettos while boarding the plane to survey the havoc wreaked by Hurricane Harvey was seen by many as a tone-deaf-not to mention, impractical-outfit.
Trump continued: "Four reporters spotted Melania in the White House last week walking merrily along to a meeting".More news: MyHeritage DNA testing service says breach affected 92M users' data
The appearance was her first outside the White House since May 10.
On Wednesday, the First Lady re-emerged shoulder-to-shoulder with Mr Trump, at the head of a conference table at the Federal Emergency Management Agency headquarters in Washington.
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As you'll recall, Melania was heavily criticized the last time that FEMA was making headlines.More news: IOS 12, macOS Mojave, Memoji and Other Big Announcements from WWDC 2018
Jena Greene, a Gold Star daughter who attended the event with her family, told ABC News the first lady, wearing a black dress and her signature high heels, appeared to be doing well.
Donald Trump has defended the first lady, who has been recovering from a kidney surgery, on his Twitter account, denouncing the "Fake News Media" that has been treating her "unfairly".
A new Quinnipiac University poll found the first lady is more popular than any of a half-dozen top White House officials surveyed, including Vice President Mike Pence, spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani.
"I see the media is working overtime speculating where I am & what I'm doing". She later tweeted photos from the event that showed her sitting next to the president.More news: Almost 200 missing after new round of eruptions in Guatemala