Since moving into the White House, Melania Trump has faced more attacks than any other First Lady in modern history. Most recently, she faced tons of ridiculous backlash from the mainstream media when she took a month off from public events following kidney surgery that she went through in May. Though she clearly was just taking a few weeks off to recover from this surgery, the mainstream media spread a series of vicious conspiracy theories about other reasons that could explain her absence.

On Sunday night, Melania rose above this when she appeared at the Ford’s Theatre Society gala.

“I was honored to be part of such a special evening,” Melania said at the event, according to Right Wing News. “Tonight reminds all of us about the power the arts have in cultivating the American voice. Thank you to Ford’s Theatre Society for tonight, and your continued dedication to education and leadership in the arts — the impact they have on society is invaluable and something we will continue to cherish throughout time.”

After the gala, Melania took to Twitter to pay tribute to Abraham Lincoln.

“Thank you @Fordstheatre & the talented performers for a special evening celebrating the arts & the legacy of former President Lincoln,” she tweeted. “Congratulations to @jacknicklaus & Sheila Johnson, the recipients of the Lincoln Medal!”

This came after Melania addressed the media directly when she heard about all the conspiracy theories regarding her absence.

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