First Lady Melania Trump said that her and the president’s teenage son, Barron, tested positive for the coronavirus not long after his parents, but had no symptoms.
She made the revelation in a lengthy note chronicling her personal experience with Covid-19, including being hit with a “roller coaster” of symptoms that she treated naturally with vitamins and healthy food.
Mrs Trump said she is now negative and hopes to resume her duties soon.
After she and President Donald Trump tested positive earlier this month, the White House said 14-year-old Barron had tested negative.
Barron later tested positive for the virus but had no symptoms, she said on Wednesday, adding that he has since tested negative again.
The president, speaking at a campaign rally in Iowa, was cavalier about Barron’s infection, saying, “He had it for such a short period of time, I don’t even think he knew that he had it.”
“Barron is just fine,” Mr Trump added, using his son’s quick recovery as part of his pitch to reopen schools.
“It happens. People have it and it goes. Get the kids back to school. We’ve got to get the kids back to school.”
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