U.S. First lady Melania Trump posted a personal essay on the White House website detailing her experience battling Covid-19, which she tested positive for approximately two weeks ago.
The first lady also revealed that her son, Barron Trump, 14, who the White House publicly confirmed at the time had tested negative, eventually tested positive for the virus, a diagnosis the White House did not share.
"Naturally, my mind went immediately to our son," she wrote. Barron Trump initially tested negative after she and the President contracted Covid. Melania says her son had "no symptoms," and has now tested negative.
Though the first 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.
The President told reporters on Wednesday that Barron is doing "fine" when asked how his son was doing in the wake of Melania Trump's essay. “Barron”, the President said, "had it for such a short period of time."
"I don't even think he knew he had it, because they're young and their immune systems are strong and they fight it off. 99.9%. And Barron is beautiful and he's free," he continued.
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.
Similarly, Melania writes she did not opt for the same course of treatment as the President, she says she "chose a more natural route," relying on "vitamins and healthy food," and not a cocktail of medications.