President Trump and First Lady Have Tested Positive for Coronavirus

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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump walks off stage at the end of the first presidential debate Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, at Case Western University and Cleveland Clinic, in Cleveland, Ohio. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

 

As my colleague Becca Lower covered, President Trump announced on Thursday evening’s episode of “Hannity” that one of his aides, Hope Hicks, had tested positive for COVID-19, and that he and Melania had taken tests and were awaiting their results. At the time, he said he hoped to have results Thursday night or Friday morning.

Just before 1 a.m. Friday, President Trump announced that he and First Lady Melania Trump both tested positive for the Wuhan coronavirus, saying that the couple “will begin their quarantine and recovery process immediately” and that they “will get through this TOGETHER!”

The White House Press Office released a memo from Trump’s doctor, which was tweeted out by Judd Deere.

After the formalities, the letter reads:

“This evening I received confirmation that both President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

“The President and First lady are both well at this time, and they plan to remain at home within the White House during their convalescence.

“The White House medical team and I will maintain a vigilant watch, and I appreciate the support provided by some of our country’s greatest medical professionals and institutions. Rest assured I expect the president to continue carrying out his duties without disruption while recovering, and I will keep you updated on any further developments.”

Future updates on the story will be provided Friday.

Jennifer Van Laar





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