Barron Trump, the youngest son of Donald Trump, tested positive for coronavirus around the same time his father was diagnosed with the respiratory disease, First Lady Melania Trump announced. The president told reporters his son is “doing fine.”
Ms Trump also tested positive when her husband did a few weeks back. Unlike the president, who had a very public bout with the virus and quickly returned to the public spotlight, she has laid low. Now it is more clear why.
“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?’” Ms Trump wrote in an essay released by the White House.
“My fear came true when he was tested again and it came up positive. Luckily he is a strong teenager and exhibited no symptoms,” she wrote. “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.”
The White House had said publicly at least once that the young Trump had tested negative.