President Trump and First Lady test positive for COVID-19
MADISON, Wis. — President Trump and First lady Melania Trump have both tested positive for COVID-19, the president tweeted early Friday.
President Trump made the announcement on Twitter late Thursday night. The president’s top aide, Hope Hicks, had tested positive earlier on Thursday. President Trump had tweeted just hours earlier that he and the First lady were starting their “quarantine process.” First lady Melania Trump tweeted early Friday morning, saying she and President Trump are quarantining at home and are “feeling good.” All of the first lady’s engagements have been canceled.
The White House doctor said early Friday morning that President Trump will continue carrying out his duties “without disruption” after testing positive for the virus.
The President’s schedule for Friday has been entirely cleared except for a phone call about COVID-19 with vulnerable seniors. The president has two campaign trips scheduled for Wisconsin on Saturday: one in Green Bay and one in Janesville. Neither have been canceled as of 12:03 a.m. Friday. It’s unclear whether the president was positive for COVID-19 during his visit to Duluth, Minnesota on Wednesday. CBS3 in Duluth reports thousands of supporters attended the rally.
President Trump is 74 years old, putting him at higher risk of serious complications from a virus that has now killed more than 200,000 people nationwide.
Vice President Mike Pence tweeted early Friday morning, offering his prayers to President Trump and the first lady. He did not indicate whether he and his wife, Karen, have been or will be tested for COVID-19.
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