October 21, 2020 -- First lady Melania Trump did not attend her husband’s campaign rally in Pennsylvania on Tuesday because she’s still recovering from the coronavirus, her spokeswoman said.
"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," said Stephanie Grisham, the first lady's chief of staff, according to CNN.
CNN said the Pennsylvania rally would have been the first lady’s first in-person campaign appearance outside of the August GOP National Convention. The president has hit the campaign trail since his recovery from the coronavirus and his children have all campaigned, too.
Trump announced Oct. 2 that he and his wife both tested positive for coronavirus. It’s believed they and more than a dozen other people contracted the virus Sept. 26 at a White House event for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett. Melania Trump recovered at home and the President entered Walter Reed Medical Center for a few days.
Melania Trump wrote a personal essay describing her experience with coronavirus which appeared on the White House website.
“I was very fortunate as my diagnosis came with minimal symptoms, though they hit me all at once and it seemed to be a roller coaster of symptoms in the days after. I experienced body aches, a cough and headaches, and felt extremely tired most of the time. I chose to go a more natural route in terms of medicine, opting more for vitamins and healthy food,” she said.