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President Donald Trump cited his son Barron’s coronavirus diagnosis while arguing that schools in the US should reopen their campuses.
First lady Melania Trump said in a Wednesday blog post that Barron, 14, had tested positive for the COVID-19 after she and the president did earlier this month.
“Luckily he is a strong teenager and exhibited no symptoms,” the first lady said, adding that Barron has since tested negative.
President Trump also referenced Barron’s diagnosis at his rally in Des Moines, Iowa, on Wednesday.
“Barron Trump, he had the corona-19. He had the China virus, right?” Trump said, using the incorrect term for the disease caused by the virus, and a term that appears designed to deflect blame on China.
Trump continued, according to The Hill: “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 systems are strong and they fight it off 99.9%. And Barron is beautiful, and he’s free, free.”
He then said that schools should reopen their campuses: “It happens. People have it, and it goes. Get the kids back to school. We’ve got to get them back to school.”
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Source:: Businessinsider – Politics