President Trump Tests With Coronavirus
President Trump Tests Positive for the Coronavirus
President and First Lady canceled scheduled events and began quarantine
WASHINGTON – US President Donald Trump announces that he and First Lady Melania Trump have contracted the coronavirus.
“Tonight, the first lady of the United States and I passed the tests for coronavirus, the result of which was positive. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We’ll get through this together! ” – he wrote on Twitter on Friday night.
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11 minutes later, the White House released a statement from President Sean Conley’s physician, who confirmed that Trump and his wife were diagnosed with the coronavirus..
Conley expressed hope that the 74-year-old head of state will continue to fulfill his duties during the recovery period.
“The President and First Lady are doing well at the moment, and they plan to stay at home – within the White House – during their recovery. Rest assured, I expect the President to continue to discharge his duties without interruption. I will keep you informed, ”he added..
Melania Trump tweeted at 01:27 am: “Like many Americans this year, the President and I are in quarantine at home after testing positive for COVID-19. We feel good, and I have postponed all my appointments. Please try to comply with safety measures, and we will all overcome this together. “.
According to the White House, all political events of Trump for the near future canceled.
The news of the president’s illness, which rocked financial markets, could have an impact on the election campaign.
Trump passed the test after his assistant Hope Hicks, who accompanied the president in recent days, became infected. She traveled with him to Pennsylvania on Sunday, to Cleveland on Tuesday for debates, and on Wednesday to Minnesota for campaign events..
Hicks developed symptoms Wednesday night during a rally in Duluth, Minnesota, and tested positive Thursday morning, anonymous sources said..
However, on Thursday, Trump flew to New Jersey for a fundraising event along with several senior officials, where he contacted dozens of other people..
During a telephone interview with Fox News, the president suggested that Hicks may have been infected by the military or law enforcement officials..
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