After his dad President Donald Trump & mother Melania tested positive for COVID-19, 14-year-old Barron has also contracted the virus, Melania confirmed.
Melania Trump, 50, has confirmed that her 14-year-old son Barron Trump tested positive for the Coronavirus. The First Lady revealed the news in a first-person essay about her experience with disease published on the White House website. “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?'” she wrote in the piece, published on Oct. 14.
She then admitted that her only son was positive for COVID-19 after another test. “My fear came true when he was tested again and it came up positive,” Melania continued. “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,” she confirmed. The news that Barron contracted the deadly virus comes just after both his dad Donald Trump, 74, and Melania tested positive on Oct. 2.
“I was very fortunate as my diagnosis came with minimal symptoms, though they hit me all at once and it seemed to be a roller coaster of symptoms in the days after. I experienced body aches, a cough and headaches, and felt extremely tired most of the time,” the FLOTUS explained. Although Donald was admitted to Walter Reid Medical Center in Maryland for treatment as a “precaution,” Melania recovered at home.
“Recovering from an illness gives you a lot of time to reflect. When my husband was taken to Walter Reed as a precaution, I spent much of my time reflecting on my family,” the Slovenian-born model also said. “I also thought about the hundreds of thousands of people across our country who have been impacted by this illness that infects people with no discrimination. We are in unprecedented times–and with the election fast approaching, it has been easy to get caught up in so much negative energy,” she wrote.