Donald And Melania Trump Have The Coronavirus
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he and first lady Melania Trump have tested positive for the coronavirus.
Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 2, 2020
Trump’s positive test comes just hours after the White House announced that senior aide Hope Hicks came down with the virus after traveling with the president several times this week. Trump is 74 years old, putting him at higher risk of serious complications from a virus that has now killed more than 205,000 people nationwide.
As too many Americans have done this year, @potus & I are quarantining at home after testing positive for COVID-19. We are feeling good & I have postponed all upcoming engagements. Please be sure you are staying safe & we will all get through this together.
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) October 2, 2020
A spokesman says Vice President Mike Pence tested negative for the virus on Friday morning and “remains in good health.”
The White House has released this statement from President Trump’s physician, confirming that both the president and First Lady have tested positive for Covid-19. pic.twitter.com/4TUomlEChz
— Karin Caifa (@karincaifaCNN) October 2, 2020