President Trump is back out on the campaign trail this week, after recently spending a few nights in Walter Reed Medical Center with a case of “The ‘Rona”.
The Commander in Chief had a couple of scary moments during his ordeal, with his doctors describing a number of drops in blood-oxygen levels during the duration of the disease.
Luckily, the President received incredible care at Walter Reed, including a number of experimental treatments and high-powered steroids, and he has been able to return fully to the public life.
But others within the White House were also infected during the recent West Wing outbreak, including First Lady Melania Trump...and son Barron.
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.
She has now tested negative for the virus, as has her husband, President Donald Trump, according to his doctors.
“Naturally, my mind went immediately to our son,” she wrote. Barron Trump initially tested negative after she and the President contracted Covid. But the teenager was tested again and turned up positive. Trump says her son had “no symptoms,” and has now tested negative.
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. He later called Barron “beautiful” and “free” at a campaign rally in Iowa on Wednesday evening.
The First Lady’s case was described as mild-mannered.
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, Trump 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.
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