In a letter today, First Lady Melania Trump revealed that her son, Barron, tested positive for COVID-19 but is now negative.
Melania said, “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. To make matters worse, my husband, and our nation’s Commander-in-Chief, received the same news.” “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.”
Mrs. Trump described her COVID-19 symptoms as minimal, “though they hit me all at once and it seemed to be a roller coaster of symptoms in the days after.” She said that she “experienced body aches, a cough and headaches, and felt extremely tired most of the time.”
The First Lady chose to go “a more natural route in terms of medicine, opting more for vitamins and healthy food,” according to her letter. She is now COVID-19 negative and thanked her caretakers overwhelmingly for the care provided to her family.
She also encourage everyone to continue to live the healthiest life they can. She said, “A balanced diet, fresh air, and vitamins really are vital to keep our bodies healthy. For your complete well-being, compassion and humility are just as important in keeping our minds strong. For me personally, the most impactful part of my recovery was the opportunity to reflect on many things—family, friendships, my work, and staying true to who you are.”