PUBLISHED: 01:46, Thu, Oct 22, 2020 | UPDATED: 01:46, Thu, Oct 22, 2020
However, she pulled out of the event due to a “lingering cough”. She and the president announced they had tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this month.
It is also understood their son, Barron Trump, also contracted the virus.
US broadcaster CNN has cited a former White House staff member as saying the First Lady “does what she wants, when she wants”.
Melania Trump was due to join her husband at a campaign event this week (Image: Saul Loeb / AFP / Getty)
The news outlet added it is now “unlikely” Ms Trump will significantly contribute to the president’s campaign with less than two weeks to go before the election.
Analysts say the move is not typical of previous first ladies, who have tended to remain active in campaigns.
However, her chief of staff has allegedly said the First Lady does have plans to campaign solo for the President next week.
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Stephanie Grisham, Ms Trump’s chief of staff, said of the campaign appearance cancellation: “Mrs. 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.”
It means the First Lady has