First Lady Melania Trump says son Barron also had COVID-19

Brenda Watkins
October 15, 2020

Barron has since tested negative, said Mrs.

Barron Trump, President Donald Trump's 14-year-old son, tested positive for COVID-19 shortly after his parents did, first lady Melania Trump wrote in a White House blog post published Wednesday.

Trump's announcement of a diagnosis on October 2 came a few hours after he and the first lady began a "quarantine process" as they awaited results, after a close aide, Hope Hicks, tested positive for the virus.

"Naturally my mind went immediately to our son".

In addition to her written accounts of several negative experience working with the FLOTUS and members of the Trump administration, Wolkoff recently released a few audio clips of conversations with the First Lady that had been secretly recorded.

While Melania and Barron stayed at the White House, Trump had to spend three nights and four days at a military hospital to recover from the disease.

The First Lady writes, "Luckily he is a strong teenager and exhibited no symptoms".

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She says she mostly stuck to healthy food and vitamins, among other more natural remedies.

Barron later tested positive for the virus but had no symptoms, she said Wednesday, adding that he has since tested negative again.

That included body aches, a cough and headaches, and she felt "extremely exhausted most of the time". "We had wonderful caretakers around us and we will be forever grateful for the medical care and professional discretion we received from Dr. Conley and his team", the first lady noted.

Mrs Trump said she would be resuming her duties as soon as she could.

Since then, over 30 journalists, White House staff and Trump associates have contracted COVID-19. "I pray for our country and I pray for everyone who is grappling with COVID-19 and any other illnesses or challenges", she added.

"I encourage everyone to continue to live the healthiest life they can", she said. And while she promoted the benefits of a balanced diet and fresh air, she did not mention the benefits of social distancing or wearing a mask.

The essay was an unusually personal disclosure for the first lady, who rarely talks about herself and speaks even less often about her son. Dozens of attendees at those events, including the September 26 Rose Garden announcement of Amy Coney Barrett as Trump's pick to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court, were also sickened with COVID-19. Check out her full reflection on her experience with the virus right here.

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