First Lady Melania Trump’s ‘Symptoms Have Not Worsened’

October 4, 2020 Updated: October 4, 2020

First Lady Melania Trump’s COVID-19 “symptoms have not worsened” and she is in touch with her husband, according to her chief of staff.

“Her symptoms have not worsened, and she continues to rest. She remains in touch with her husband,” her chief of staff said in a statement over the weekend. “She is thinking of all who are ill and wishes them a speedy recovery.”

President Donald Trump is receiving medical treatment at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, officials have said, although the first lady is not.

“She has no indication for hospitalization or advanced therapy. She’s convalescing at home,” said Dr. Sean Conley, the president’s physician, in a news conference on Saturday.

Late last week, White House officials said that their 14-year-old son, Barron, did not test positive for the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus.

Melania Trump first wrote on Twitter that “we are feeling good & I have postponed all upcoming engagements. Please be sure you are staying safe & we will all get through this together.”

In a second tweet on Friday, she elaborated by saying: “Thank you for the love you are sending our way. I have mild symptoms but overall feeling good. I am looking forward to a speedy recovery.”

Conley on Saturday night released an update regarding President Trump’s treatment, stating that the president received a second dose of Remdesivir “without complications.”

While he was cautiously optimistic about Trump’s recovery, he said Trump is “not yet out of the woods.”

Donald Trump, Melania Trump, Barron Trump
President Donald Trump accompanied by First Lady Melania Trump, and their son Barron (L) walks towards Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington on Nov. 20, 2018. (Andrew Harnik/AP Photo)

“President Trump continues to do well, having made substantial progress since diagnosis,” Conley said, according to White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany. “This evening he completed his second dose of Remdesivir, without complication. He remains fever free and off supplemental oxygen with a saturation level between 96 and 98% all day.”

Conley on Saturday morning gave a briefing saying that Trump is doing “very well”, and described Trump’s symptoms of a mild cough, congestion, and fatigue as improving. “At this time the team and I are extremely happy with the progress the president has made,” Conley told reporters. “Thursday, he had a mild cough and some nasal congestion and fatigue, all of which are now resolving and improving.”

On Saturday night, Trump posted a video where he thanked the staff of Walter Reed.

“I came here, wasn’t feeling so well. I feel much better now. We’re working hard to get me all the way back—I have to be back because we still have to make America great again,” he said in the clip posted on Twitter. “We’re gonna beat this coronavirus or whatever you wanna call it,” he said.