"The Fake News Media has been so unfair, and vicious, to my wife and our great First Lady, Melania", Trump wrote, confirming that his wife was not near death, did not have a facelift, and has not in fact left the White House - or him. "The people of our country love you", the president said.
First Lady Trump had to undergo an emergency kidney procedure back in May, and has mostly avoided the spotlight while she recovers.
But there was no explanation of why she remained out of the public eye for weeks longer.
"She's doing great", he said.
Earlier this week, the first lady attended a Monday event at the White House with the President, honoring more than 40 Gold Star families.
Actually they did apologize for their mistake, which they would never allow another news organization to do, but I think showing kneeling players who are praying and saying it's during the anthem.that's the very definition of fake news.
Although Tapper sided with Trump and came to the first lady's defense, he also used to opportunity to rip the president.
She is due to make her first appearance before the media in weeks on Wednesday.
Melania Trump was last seen by the public on May 10 - nearly four weeks ago.
There she was, outside the White House walls. Some mocked her and claimed she was being held hostage in the White House. President Trump has yet to acknowledge the discrepancy in these numbers. "Rest assured, I'm here at the WhiteHouse w my family, feeling great, & working hard on behalf of children & the American people!" "She's done a fantastic job as first lady".
But the presidential press corps were not invited to that function for military families.
She and the president recently attended an event for Gold Star families, a memorial created to honor and "pay tribute to our fallen heroes".
Abby Huntsman added, "Give her a break".