President Trump, First Lady Test Positive for Coronavirus

The First Couple will quarantine at the White House.

Posted: Oct 2, 2020 6:43 AM
Updated: Oct 2, 2020 11:50 AM

President Donald Trump announced on Twitter early Friday morning that he and First Lady Melania Trump had tested positive for COVID-19.

The First Couple will remain quarantined at the White House for an undetermined amount of time.

"We will get through this TOGETHER," President Trump said in the same tweet as his announcement.

In a memo released by Dr. Sean Conley, Physician To The President, the President will continue to work.

"Rest assured," said Dr. Conley, "I expect the President to continue carrying out his duties without disruption while recovering."

Both the President and the First Lady took a COVID test Thursday evening after longtime aid to the President, Hope Hicks, was reported to have COVID-19.  According to Fox News, Hicks was reported to have been around President Trump throughout the week and began to develop symptoms Wednesday night during or after President Trump's Duluth, Minnesota campaign event.  Hicks was quarantined on Air Force One on the way back to Washington and tested positive on Thursday.



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