Where is Melania? US President Trump explains


Posted at Nov 13 2017 07:42 PM | Updated as of Nov 13 2017 10:11 PM

MANILA - US President Donald Trump is currently in the Philippines for the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and Related Meetings, but his wife, Melania, did not join him for his final stop in Asia.

In a tweet, Trump said his wife, who joined him in his Asian tour, stayed behind in China to "visit the zoo and the Great Wall of China."

Melania posted photos of her time in China, where she met Gu Gu the panda and visited the Great Wall.

The US First Lady joined her husband in his trip to Japan, South Korea and China.

Trump then attended the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Vietnam before flying to the Philippines to attend the ASEAN Summit.

Melania has since returned to the US to meet the families of American soldiers in Alaska for Veterans' Day.