Melania described her experience with the coronavirus in an essay posted on the White House website.
In the essay she says that her son, Barron, 14, tested positive. She has now tested negative for the virus, as has her husband.
“Naturally, my mind went immediately to our son.”
Barron initially tested negative after she and the President contracted COVID. But the teenager was tested again and turned up positive. Trump says her son had “no symptoms,” and has now tested negative.
As for her symptoms, the first lady wrote they were
“minimal, though they hit me all at once and it seemed to be a roller coaster of symptoms in the days after.”
She said she had body aches, cough, headaches and was extremely tired. Unlike her husband, Melania Trump did not go to the hospital for treatment, and remained sequestered at the White House residence, her spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham told CNN.
She says she
“chose a more natural route,” relying on “vitamins and healthy food,”
Not a cocktail of medications.
The third lady taped a couple of PSAs about mask-wearing while her husband was still flouting their use, she has also made high-profile appearances without them — including the first presidential debate.
She also gave a Rose Garden speech filled with an audience during the Republican National Convention.
To all who have reached out – thank you. Here is my personal experience with COVID-19 :https://t.co/XUysq0KVaY— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) October 14, 2020
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