Washington (USA), 14 Oct. 2020 (The Wall Street Journal)
Barron Trump, President Trump and first lady Melania Trump’s 14-year-old son, tested positive for Covid-19 earlier this month and has since recovered, the first lady said Wednesday.
In a rare personal essay posted on the White House website Wednesday titled “My personal experience with Covid-19,” Mrs. Trump said she immediately had her son tested when she and the president tested positive for Covid-19 on Oct. 1.
“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. “My fear came true when he was tested again and it came up positive. Luckily he is a strong teenager and exhibited no symptoms.”
Mrs. Trump said her son had since tested negative. Mr. Trump told reporters later Wednesday that his son was doing “fine.”
The essay was an unusually personal disclosure for the first lady, who rarely talks about herself and speaks even less often about her son. Barron is the first lady’s only child and the youngest child of the president.