Melania Trump cancels campaign appearance over 'lingering cough'
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Melania TrumpMelania TrumpUSAID administrator tests positive for COVID-19 The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by the UAE Embassy in Washington, DC - COVID-19 fears surround Thanksgiving holiday The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump holds his last turkey pardon ceremony MORE is nixing a planned appearance at a Pennsylvania campaign rally for President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden adds to vote margin over Trump after Milwaukee County recount Krebs says allegations of foreign interference in 2020 election 'farcical'  Republicans ready to become deficit hawks again under a President Biden 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 GrishamTrumps to spend Thanksgiving at White House instead of traveling to Florida Melania Trump cancels campaign appearance over 'lingering cough' The Memo: Trump grapples with credibility gap in crisis 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."