Barron Trump, the youngest of President Donald Trump’s five children, has contracted COVID-19, according to an article first lady Melania Trump wrote in an article published on the White House website where she described her experience in the battle against the virus.
Barron has “exhibited no symptoms” and has since tested negative, Melania Trump wrote. It is unclear when he contracted the virus.
The first lady says her own illness came “with minimal symptoms” but adds that they hit “all at once.”
“It seemed to be a roller coaster of symptoms in the days after,” she wrote. “I experienced body aches, a cough and headaches, and felt extremely tired most of the time.”
Melania Trump has also since tested negative, she wrote. She did not reveal the details of her treatment, but thanked her caretakers and the Americans who wished her well while she was ill.
“Recovering from an illness gives you a lot of time to reflect. When my husband was taken to Walter Reed as a precaution, I spent much of my time reflecting on my family,” she said. “For me personally, the most impactful part of my recovery was the opportunity to reflect on many things — family, friendships, my work, and staying true to who you are.”
“Barron’s fine,” the president told reporters as he departed the White House, making his way to Iowa for another campaign rally tonight
ABC News’ Jordyn Phelps contributed to this report.