Trump cites Barron Trump’s coronavirus case in advocating for schools to reopen


President TrumpWife of Donald Secretary John TrumpLabor Tested Positive for COVID-19 Russia Ends Trump Administration’s Last Minute Push to Reach Nuclear Weapons Deal Before Election Trump Appeals to Suburban Women in of the gathering: “Do you want to love me? ” MORE Wednesday, cited his son Barron’s positive coronavirus case in a bid to physically reopen US schools, saying the 14-year-old was not affected by the virus due to his immune system.“Barron Trump, he had corona-19,” Trump told a crowd at a campaign rally in Des Moines, referring to the novel coronavirus. “He had the Chinese virus, right? And he had it for such a short period of time, I don’t even think he knew he had it because they’re young and their immune system is strong and they fight it 99.9%. And Barron is handsome and he is free, free.

Trump noted his wife, first lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpDOJ accuses ex-Melania Trump collaborator of violating non-disclosure agreement White House Halloween to be ‘modified’ to meet CDC guidelines: report Second GOP senator attends Barrett hearings in person after being diagnosed with COVID-19 PLUS, shared the news that Barron had already tested positive earlier today. Her son has since tested negative for the virus, the first lady said on Wednesday.

” It happens. People have it and it disappears. Take the children back to school. We have to get them back to school, ”Trump told the crowd.

The private school Barron Trump attends in the Washington, DC area, Andrew’s Episcopal School, has run fully virtual classes so far this school year.

Trump, who was himself diagnosed with the virus earlier this month, has always advocated for the physical reopening of schools, despite concerns from public health experts that schools could worsen the spread of COVID -19. Trump has sometimes mistakenly claimed that children are “almost immune” to the virus.

Children can contract COVID-19, although evidence indicates that they are less likely to suffer from serious illness or die compared to their older counterparts. The elderly are considered a high-risk population when it comes to coronavirus. This highly infectious disease has killed more than 215,000 Americans and more than one million worldwide.

Many schools across the country have chosen to switch to partially virtual or fully virtual classrooms in order to mitigate the spread of the virus.

Melania Trump issued a written statement earlier Wednesday expanding on her own experience of recovering from COVID-19, nearly two weeks after the virus was diagnosed with Trump.

She revealed that Barron Trump tested positive for the virus after their diagnosis and showed “no symptoms.” She said he had since tested negative.

At Wednesday’s rally, Trump also discussed his own battle with the virus.

“It’s a little difficult. You have a fever and you’re not feeling well, ”Trump said, before bragging about the cocktail of antibodies he received as part of his treatment.

Trump spent 72 hours at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center after his diagnosis. He was deemed capable of resuming public events by the White House doctor last week and returned to the election campaign on Monday.


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