’s son Barron Trump had coronavirus, according to his mother, first lady .
In a lengthyWednesday on the White House website, Melania Trump detailed how Barron Trump, 14, tested positive for coronavirus after she and Donald Trump both had earlier this month. He “exhibited no symptoms,” she said, and has since tested negative.
The president and Melania Trump tested positive for coronavirus two weeks ago, and Donald Trump spent three days hospitalized at Walter Reed medical center before returning to the White House. On Monday, thefor the virus. In Wednesday’s statement, Melania Trump said she’s also tested negative.
Donald Trump has repeatedly downplayed the threat of coronavirus, and continued to do so after his diagnosis,that he was infected and telling Americans “don’t be afraid” of the virus.
Donald Trump has also, saying falsely that children are unlikely to catch it or are (they are not).
in the U.S. have gotten coronavirus this year.
for the virus in the last 10 days. Several of them — including Donald Trump, Melania Trump and two Republican senators — attended the Sept. 26 Rose Garden event for Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court, where guests flouted public health guidance by not wearing masks or social distancing.
The U.S. continues to lead the world in confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths, with over 7.8 million cases andso far.