Trump argues for schools reopening citing Barron’s coronavirus diagnosis

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‘It happens. People have it, and it goes,’ Trump told a cheering Des Moines crowd. ‘Get the kids back to school.’

President Donald Trump is arguing that his son’s symptom-free COVID-19 experience is reason enough to reopen U.S. schools. 

“Barron Trump, he had the corona-19,” Trump said at a campaign rally in Des Moines, Iowa. “He had the China virus, right? And he had it for such a short period of time. I don’t even think he knew he had it because they’re young, and their immune systems are strong, and they fight it off 99.9 percent. And Barron is beautiful, and he’s free, free.” 

Barron Trump, President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump photographed in August on the South Lawn of the White House. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

The youngest of the five Trump children is the only one among them to report a positive test after their father contracted the coronavirus. 

“It happens. People have it, and it goes. Get the kids back to school. We’ve got to get them back to school,” the president said to a cheering crowd. 

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, the private school 14-year-old Barron attends, has conducted all classes virtually since the…


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