Melania Trump cancels campaign appearance over 'lingering cough'
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Melania TrumpMelania TrumpJill Biden picks up where she left off The Hill's 12:30 Report: Biden navigates pressures from Dems Former first lady launches 'Office of Melania Trump' MORE is nixing a planned appearance at a Pennsylvania campaign rally for President TrumpDonald TrumpBiden to hold virtual bilateral meeting with Mexican president More than 300 charged in connection to Capitol riot Trump Jr.: There are 'plenty' of GOP incumbents who should be challenged 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 GrishamMelania Trump says she was 'disappointed and disheartened' watching Capitol riots Trump resignations gaining steam GOP senators urging Trump officials to not resign after Capitol chaos 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."