The White House is just like a lot of regular American households—when one person gets COVID-19, everyone else in the house often gets it, too.
So after President Trump caught the virus, his wife, first lady Melania Trump, got it—and so did their son, Barron, 14.
In a rare personal essay posted on the White House website on Wednesday, Mrs. Trump detailed what happened after her husband tested positive on Oct. 1. First, she said she immediately had Barron tested.
“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.”
But like his father, Barron got rid of the virus quickly. Mrs. Trump said her son had since tested negative.