The Latest: Cough keeps Melania Trump off campaign trail

Melania Trump’s return to the campaign trail will have to wait

Via AP news wire
Tuesday 20 October 2020 17:30 BST
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The Latest on the 2020 presidential campaign (all times local)

12:25 p.m.

Melania Trump’s return to the campaign trail will have to wait.

Her chief of staff, Stephanie Grisham said Tuesday that Mrs. Trump 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 President Donald Trump to a campaign rally Tuesday evening in Erie, Pennsylvania, out of an abundance of caution.

Mrs. Trump’s last public appearance was during the Sept. 29 presidential debate in Ohio and she and the Republican president received their positive test results in early October.

The first lady announced last week that she had recovered.



A day after claiming that the American people are tired of listening to Dr. Anthony Fauci President Donald Trump insisted Tuesday that he gets along with the nation’s top infectious disease specialist while also complaining the doctor who has clashed with him at times over the coronavirus is not a “team player.”

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