Former House Speaker John Boehner suggested on Thursday that Melania Trump often appears unhappy because she’d been assured that she’d never have to fill her current role, reports the Daily Mail.
Speaking at an event in Michigan, Boehner commented, “I think Donald Trump promised Melania that he would not win, [that] she didn’t have to worry about ever living in the White House.”
“It’s probably why she doesn’t look real happy every day – well, maybe one reason,” he continued.
Boehner’s comments come as many wonder where the first lady has been for the past weeks.
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WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 3: U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump return to the White House after a day trip to Puerto Rico where they viewed damage from Hurricane Irma October 3, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mike Theiler-Pool/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 10: (AFP OUT) First Lady Melania Trump walks from Marine One upon arrival on the South Lawn of the White House September 10, 2017 in Washington, DC Trump spent the weekend at Camp David, the Presidential retreat in Maryland. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrive n Corpus Christi, Texas on August 29, 2017.
President Donald Trump flew into storm-ravaged Texas Tuesday in a show of solidarity and leadership in the face of the deadly devastation wrought by Harvey -- as the battered US Gulf Coast braces for even more torrential rain. Four days after Harvey slammed onshore as a monster Category Four hurricane, turning roads to rivers in America's fourth-largest city, emergency crews are still racing to reach hundreds of stranded people in a massive round-the-clock rescue operation.
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Melania Trump donned Alice Roi while departing the White House on March 17, 2017.
First lady Melania Trump walks across the South Lawn on May 19, 2017, wearing an orange leather skirt by Hervé Pierre.
First Lady Melania Trump arrives in New Jersey to spend a weekend at the Trump National Golf Club on June 30, 2017, wearing a high-waisted patterned skirt, a tucked-in white blouse and matching white pumps.
Melania Trump walks to Marine One while departing from the White House on July 12, 2017, wearing black wide-legged trousers and a blazer.
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WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 03: First lady Melania Trump prepares to depart with her husband US President Donald Trump from the White House on Marine One, November 3, 2017 in Washington, DC. President Trump is embarking on a five country, 11 day trip throughout Asia. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 22: U.S. first lady Melania Trump arrives at an event with children from the Boys and Girls Club of Washington before planting and harvesting vegetables in the White House Kitchen Garden September 22, 2017 in Washington, DC. The White House Kitchen Garden is a tradition started by former first lady Michelle Obama. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump gestures towards First Lady Melania as they depart the White House in Washington, DC, on July 5, 2017, for Poland and Germany. / AFP PHOTO / NICHOLAS KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
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According to CNN, her last public appearance was on May 10 when she joined the president at Joint Base Andrews to welcome home hostages who had been detained in North Korea.
Days later, the communications office for the first lady announced that she had undergone a procedure for a benign kidney issue and was recuperating.
Amid growing speculation about her extended absence, Melania Trump tweeted Wednesday that she is, “feeling great, & working hard on behalf of children & the American people!”