Trump’s son Barron had coronavirus, says first lady

Trump's son Barron had coronavirus, says first lady
President Trump, First Lady Melania Trump and their son Barron. Source: REUTERS
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Daily US Times: US First Lady Melania Trump revealed that her 14-year-old son Barron contracted coronavirus but has since tested negative.

Mrs Trump said her “fear came true” when Barron tested positive for the coronavirus.

But, the First Lady said, “luckily he is a strong teenager and exhibited no symptoms”.

Both the president and first lady also tested positive for coronavirus earlier this month – as well as other White House staff – but have since recovered.

Mr Trump said later at a rally in Des Moines, Iowa: “He [Barron] 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,” the president said.

“Barron is beautiful and he is free,” he added.

Mr Trump cited his son’s recovery as a reason why American schools should reopen as soon as possible. Teachers’ unions opposed such a suggestions because they fear their members could be infected by students.

The Republican president told the crowd: “Barron’s tested positive. Within, like, two seconds it was Barron is just fine now. He’s tested negative, right?

“Because it happens. People have it and it goes. Get the kids back to school.”

Opinion polls suggest Donald Trump is trailing his Democratic rival Joe Biden barely three weeks before the election.

Melania Trump revealed Barron’s Covid-19 positive test result in an essay entitled “My Personal Experience with Covid-19”, published on the White House website.

After the First Lady and the president received their positive results two weeks ago, she said “naturally, my mind went immediately to our son”.

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