Melania Trump cancels campaign appearance over 'lingering cough'
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Melania TrumpMelania TrumpOnly Trump can fix vaccine hesitancy among his supporters Trump discussed pardoning Ghislaine Maxwell: book Jill Biden appears on Vogue cover MORE is nixing a planned appearance at a Pennsylvania campaign rally for President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump hails Arizona Senate for audit at Phoenix rally, slams governor Arkansas governor says it's 'disappointing' vaccinations have become 'political' Watch live: Trump attends rally in Phoenix MORE due to a cough in the wake of her coronavirus diagnosis.

The first lady won't join her husband in Erie on Tuesday because of a "lingering cough," according to her chief of staff, Stephanie GrishamStephanie GrishamJill Biden appears on Vogue cover Kayleigh McEnany joins Fox News as co-host of 'Outnumbered' Melania Trump says she was 'disappointed and disheartened' watching Capitol riots MORE.

Earlier this month, the Trumps announced that they had both tested positive for COVID-19. The president was hospitalized for three nights in the wake of his diagnosis.


Grisham told ITK in a Tuesday statement that 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."

The rally in swing state Pennsylvania was poised to be Trump's first appearance at a non-convention campaign event for her husband in more than a year, and her first public engagement since contracting the coronavirus.

Last week, Trump said in a statement posted on the White House's website that she had tested negative for the coronavirus, writing that she hoped "to resume my duties as soon as I can."