President Donald Trump and Melania Trump Test Positive For COVID-19

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President Donald Trump and his wife, Melania Trump, tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) and shared the news late on Thursday, October 1.

The news of his diagnosis came just a few hours of it was announced his adviser, Hope Hicks, had also contracted the virus.

Tested Positive

The 74-year-old confirmed he tested positive for COVID-19 on Twitter.

“Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!” he wrote. 

The First Lady also took to her Twitter to share her diagnosis, writing, “As too many Americans have done this year, @potus & I are quarantining at home after testing positive for COVID-19.”

She continued, “We are feeling good & I have postponed all upcoming engagements. Please be sure you are staying safe & we will all get through this together.”

The White House doctor, Sean Conley, shared in a memo that Trump plans to remain at the White House for his quarantine.

“Rest assured I expect the president to continue carrying out his duties without disruption while recovering, and I will keep you updated on any future developments,” he shared.

Hope Hicks May Have Passed it Along

It’s unclear if Hicks passed COVID-19 to Trump, but she did test positive prior to the president on Thursday, October 1.

Trump told Fox News he believes she may have contracted the virus after interacting with members from the military or law enforcement.

“But it’s very, very hard when you are with people from the military or from law enforcement and they come over to you, they want to hug and they want to kiss you because we really have done a  good job for them, you get close and things happen,” he said.

Vice President Mike Pence Tests Negative

Following the news of the president’s diagnosis, Vice President Mike Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence both tested negative on Friday, October 2.

“Karen and I send our love and prayers to our dear friends President @realDonaldTrump and @FLOTUS Melania Trump,” he tweeted.

“We join millions across America praying for their full and swift recovery. God bless you President Trump & our wonderful First Lady Melania.”

Joe Biden also took to Twitter on Friday morning to wish the first family well following the news.

“Jill and I send our thoughts to President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump for a swift recovery,” he wrote.

“We will continue to pray for the health and safety of the president and his family.”