First Lady Melania Trump is recounting her experience with COVID-19 and urging Americans to stay healthy amid the pandemic.
“It was two weeks ago when I received the diagnosis that so many Americans across our country and the world had already received—I tested positive for COVID-19. To make matters worse, my husband, and our nation’s Commander-in-Chief, received the same news,” Trump wrote.
She noted their son Barron tested positive for COVID-19 after originally testing negative.
According to her, he exhibited no symptoms.
“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,” Trump said.
She detailed the symptoms she experienced including body aches, a cough, headaches, and feeling tired most of the time.
Trump revealed she chose to go “a more natural route in terms of medicine” including vitamins and healthy food.
She expressed appreciation for White House physician Sean Conley and his team.
Trump explained when her husband was taken to Walter Reed to be treated for COVID-19, she reflected on the hundreds of thousands of Americans who have been affected by the illness.
She encouraged Americans to live the healthiest life they can by eating a balanced diet, breathing in fresh air, and taking vitamins.
“I am happy to report that I have tested negative and hope to resume my duties as soon as I can. Along with this good news, I want people to know that I understand just how fortunate my family is to have received the kind of care that we did,” Trump wrote.
She added, “If you are sick, or if you have a loved one who is sick—I am thinking of you and will be thinking of you every day. I pray for our country and I pray for everyone who is grappling with COVID-19 and any other illnesses or challenges.”