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Melania Trump Cancels Trump Rally Appearance Today Due to Coronavirus Symptoms
Looks like Melania Trump’s big return to the campaign trail will have to wait.
It was big news yesterday when we learned that Melania would be making an appearance at one of her husband’s MAGA campaign rallies. Trump is behind in the polls and for some reason, the Trump campaign believes having Melania there will help him.
But nope, Melania is still suffering the effects of Covid, and is staying put in the White House.
Her chief of staff, Stephanie Grisham, said Tuesday that Melania continues to feel better every day following her recent recovery from COVID-19 but has a lingering cough.
Grisham says the first lady has decided not to accompany Donald Trump to a campaign rally Tuesday evening in Erie, Pennsylvania, out of an abundance of caution.
This was going to be @FLOTUS' first campaign rally in 16 months (!) She hasn't attended one since 6/19. Mrs. Trump, in contrast to her predecessors, hasn't spent much time on the re-elect effort this cycle, mostly due to COVID. Now, her own diagnosis is keeping her off trail. https://t.co/GTKytdw72f
— Monica Alba (@albamonica) October 20, 2020
Melania’s last public appearance was during the Sept. 29 presidential debate in Ohio. She and the Republican president received their positive test results in early October.
The first lady announced last week that she had recovered.
Twitter had some thoughts:
So she’s still sick, and the one who went to the hospital feels better than ever?? Something doesn’t add up….
— Susan voted for Biden Peterson (@peterson4082) October 20, 2020
She knows it’s a waste of time and she’ll just suffer more embarrassment than she has already!
— David Fusner (@Fuzzy447) October 20, 2020
I personally think she’s done with both the gig and her spouse.
— SKeveryday (@ChangeOfHabits) October 20, 2020
So the healthy 50-year-old woman isn't healthy enough to be on the campaign trail but the obese 74yo male is doing 3 rallies per day. What exactly do they have him hopped up on besides steroids?
— Amy ALREADY VOTED Bingham (@BlondMsKang) October 20, 2020
On today's episode of I DON'T GIVE A FUCK
Melania has a lingering cough due to Covid
I really don't care, do you?
— WTFGOP? #BidenHarris2020 (@DogginTrump) October 20, 2020
Melania Trump announced she will not travel to Erie today with the president because of a "lingering cough" after having Coronavirus. FLOTUS told reporters, "Boy, I sure do hope this headache goes away soon. I mean cough. Or headache. Whatever. I'm not going to Pennsylvania." pic.twitter.com/NrzQTAFG4g
— Jarrett Bellini (@JarrettBellini) October 20, 2020