Already recovered from the CCP Virus, Melania Trump continues to have coughing symptoms and for prevention she did not travel with the president.
The first lady had to cancel a rally she was participating in with the president on Tuesday in Erie, Pennsylvania. Considering her recent recovery from the CCP Virus, even though repeated tests were negative, it was decided that for safety’s sake, since she continued to have some coughing symptoms, it was better that she stay at home and rest for a few more days.
“Mrs. Trump continues to feel better every day following her recovery from COVID-19 [CCP Virus], but with a lingering cough, and out of an abundance of caution, she will not be traveling today,” her chief of staff and spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham, said in a statement to Fox News.
As scheduled, Trump, 50, was to accompany her husband President Donald Trump to a campaign rally in Erie, Ohio, on Tuesday night, Oct. 20. It would have been her first public appearance since she and the president tested positive on Oct. 2 for the CCP Virus.
From the day her positive result was confirmed, Trump did not move from the White House. Nor was she able to visit her husband during the three days he was in the hospital.
After their recovery, the president participated in several public events but was not accompanied by the first lady.
The first lady, although she did not participate with the president in the last public events, she did participate through social media and even from the official website of the White House last weekend. She published a statement attacking her former friend and adviser, Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, and the media for covering “lewd statements” made in Wolkoff’s book, “Melania and I,” based on lies and phrases taken out of context.
“This is a woman who secretly recorded our phone calls, releasing portions from me that were out of context, then wrote a book of idle gossip trying to distort my character,” Melania Trump wrote on the White House website.
She also wrote several tweets about events at the White House, such as the return of visitors for the annual Fall Garden Tours.
“What a pleasure to see children, families & others enjoy the beauty of the South Lawn & #WhiteHouse gardens during the annual #FallGardenTours,” she posted along with several photos on Sunday. “Autumn is a beautiful season at the @WhiteHouse & @POTUS & I hope you enjoyed your #WHGarden visit!”
What a pleasure to see children, families & others enjoy the beauty of the South Lawn & #WhiteHouse gardens during the annual #FallGardenTours. Autumn is a beautiful season at the @WhiteHouse & @POTUS & I hope you enjoyed your #WHGarden visit! pic.twitter.com/q9uSJUcvRD
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) October 19, 2020
Among the reasons the first lady did not leave the White House after recovering, is that after a negative first test on her 14-year-old son, Barron Trump, last week he tested positive for the virus.
Although he is a healthy teenager, who did not develop symptoms from the virus, surely her role as a mother made her want to spend more time with him.