First lady Melania Trump will not be going with President Donald Trump to a campaign rally in Pennsylvania Tuesday evening due to a “lingering cough” despite having recovered from the novel coronavirus.
Mrs. Trump’s chief of staff Stephanie Grisham said the first lady “continues to feel better every day following her recovery from COVID-19.”
“Mrs. Trump continues to feel better every day following her recovery from COVID-19, but with a lingering cough, and out of an abundance of caution, she will not be traveling today,” Grisham said in a statement.
Mrs. Trump’s last public appearance was during the Sept. 29 presidential debate in Ohio. She and President Trump announced in early October that they had both tested positive for the virus. Their results came after close aide Hope Hicks also tested positive.
She has been in the White House ever since, announcing last week that she had recovered. She did not visit the president when he went to the hospital for three nights for treatment of COVID-19, nor did she appear when he returned to the White House.
He has since appeared at multiple campaign rallies around the country but she has not been with him. Her last public appearance related to the campaign was on Sept. 29 at the first presidential debate in Cleveland.