Two weeks removed from President Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, testing positive for COVID-19, the first lady is now speaking out about their son Barron Trump’s own positive diagnosis.
In an open letter issued by the White House, Melania stated that she was very concerned for her 14-year-old son, and that her worst fears had come true.
“Naturally my mind went immediately to our son,” Melania explained. “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.”
The first lady said Barron experienced no symptoms, and that he has tested negative since recovering. Melania says that the presidential family got through their combined health scares by taking care of each other during the difficult time.
“Luckily he is a strong teenager and exhibited no symptoms,” she continued in her statement. “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.”
President Trump and the First Lady Test Positive for COVID-19
Late night on Oct. 1, President Donald Trump announced on Twitter that he had tested positive for COVID-19. As news broke, officials went into overdrive testing everyone that works with or near the president. Melania’s own positive test results came out the following day, but Barron’s came back negative at the time.
President Trump tweeted:
“Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!”
Additionally, the president’s physician made a statement saying the couple were doing “well.”
“The president and first lady are both well at this time, and they plan to remain at home within the White House during their convalescence,” physician Sean P. Conley explained in the statement. “Rest assured I expect the president to continue carrying out his duties without disruption while recovering, and I will keep you updated on any future developments.”