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June 6, 2018 at 8:04 am

Columnist Quotes Jellison on ‘Unprecedented’ Melania Trump Absence

Dr. Katherine Jellison, holdng a drawing

Dr. Katherine Jellison

A Chicago Tribune columnist quotes Dr. Katherine Jellison, Professor and Chair of History at Ohio University, in a commentary headlined “Actually, Melania, your disappearance is a legitimate news story.”

In the endless soap opera that is TrumpWorld, the springtime absence of the first lady apparently is getting its very own mini-episode….

“What Mrs. Trump has executed here seems unprecedented,” Katherine Jellison, a professor at Ohio University who studies first ladies, told Katie Rogers of The New York Times. “I don’t know what we want to call this period where she hasn’t been in view. Respite from the role of first lady? Vacation from first lady? Medical recovery period?”

Read more in the Chicago Tribune.

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