Trump Today: Trump Today: President slams media for ‘fake’ Melania stories and congratulates Republicans after primaries

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President Donald Trump on Wednesday ripped media reports about his wife Melania, as he congratulated Republicans on Tuesday’s primaries and signed a veterans’ bill into law.

‘SHE IS DOING REALLY WELL!’

On Twitter, Trump said media stories about the first lady were “unfair, and vicious.” Mrs. Trump was treated in May for a kidney condition, and was not seen in public for more than three weeks. She reemerged Monday at a White House ceremony for military families.

“During her recovery from surgery they reported everything from near death, to facelift, to left the [White House] (and me) for N.Y. or Virginia, to abuse,” the president wrote. “All Fake, she is doing really well!”

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CONGRATS TO GOP CANDIDATES

Trump tweeted congratulations to California Republicans John Cox and Dana Rohrabacher after voters in that state and seven others went to the polls in primary elections on Tuesday.

Cox, a Republican businessman, will face Democrat Gavin Newsom in California’s governor’s race this fall. Veteran House member Rohrabacher — whose advocacy for closer ties with Moscow has earned him the nickname “Putin’s favorite congressman” — is seeking another term. Trump also mocked the notion that a “blue wave” will usher Democrats into more seats this fall, saying “it may be a big Red Wave. Working hard!”

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VETERANS’ BILL SIGNED

Trump signed the VA Mission Act into law before heading to the Federal Emergency Management Agency headquarters to get a briefing on hurricane preparedness. The bill expands veterans’ access to private health-care services. In a Rose Garden ceremony, Trump said it would allow veterans to access the best medical care, “whether it’s at the VA or at a private provider.”