As headline after headline gets printed about President Donald Trump and his diagnosis with — and subsequent recovery from — COVID-19, little has been revealed about the condition of the first lady, who also came down with the coronavirus earlier this month.
But in a bombshell interview Tuesday, the president told listeners of Michael Savage’s The Savage Nation radio show that his wife, Melania, has been doing “fantastic,” Breitbart reported.
Updates from the first lady
Americans have been in love with Melania Trump since the first day her husband took office. Indeed, in the years she’s lived in the White House, Mrs. Trump has taken on the persona of a caring mother who puts her children — namely, Barron — first.
It’s a trait many American families can relate to — so it’s no surprise that after the first lady contracted COVID-19, her ardent supporters were worried about her and her health.
An update was first provided just a few days after the Trumps’ diagnosis, with the first lady tweeting out a message of thanks to supporters and health care workers, according to Fox News.
My family is grateful for all of the prayers & support! I am feeling good & will continue to rest at home. Thank you to medical staff & caretakers everywhere, & my continued prayers for those who are ill or have a family member impacted by the virus.
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) October 5, 2020
Since then, however, we’ve heard little about the first lady’s condition — that is, until now.
“She’s doing fantastic”
According to Breitbart, the president told Michael Savage on Tuesday that Melania is on the up-and-up.
“She’s doing fantastic,” the president said, as Breitbart reported. “She says hello. I said I’d be speaking to you. It’s great to speak to you, too.”
The president went on to thank Savage for his support since the start of his political career.
“Right from the beginning you were saying, ‘That guy’s got a really good shot,’ and I always remembered that,” President Trump said, according to Breitbart. “Not everybody said that.”
The president has himself tested negative for the coronavirus in recent days and returned to the campaign trail, according to The Hill. A live town hall featuring the commander-in-chief is set to be televised on NBC News Thursday night, the Associated Press reports.