Melania Trump Says Her Son Barron Also Contracted COVID-19

Christopher Rosa
·2 mins read

In a new essay published to the White House's website, first lady Melania Trump revealed that her and President Donald Trump's son, Barron, also tested positive for COVID-19. 

“It was two weeks ago when I received the diagnosis that so many Americans across our country and the world had already received—I tested positive for COVID-19,” she wrote in the essay, published October 14. “To make matters worse, my husband, and our nation’s commander-in-chief, received the same news.”

She continued, “Naturally my mind went immediately to our son. To our great relief he tested negative, but again, as so many parents have thought over the past several months, I couldn’t help but think, What about tomorrow or the next day? My fear came true when he was tested again and it came up positive. Luckily, he is a strong teenager and exhibited no symptoms. In one way I was glad the three of us went through this at the same time so we could take care of one another and spend time together. He has since tested negative.”

Trump added she's also since tested negative for COVID-19, and according to CNN, so has President Trump. 

The president's stance on COVID-19 has been wishy-washy at best, with him practically mocking his Democratic opponent, Joe Biden, for diligently wearing a mask. He then tweeted on October 5, “Don't be afraid of COVID,” sparking even more ire from people. Just a little reminder that more than 200,000 people in the United States have died from the coronavirus, so it's definitely not something to take lightly. 

“I encourage everyone to continue to live the healthiest life they can. A balanced diet, fresh air, and vitamins really are vital to keep our bodies healthy,” Melania Trump wrote in her essay. And while all those things are important, of course, it's even more important to…ya know, wear a mask.

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