President Donald Trump has confirmed in a tweet that he and the first lady, Melania Trump have contracted the coronavirus. In a tweet shared on his Twitter account, the Preseident pledged to begin quarantine;
“Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19,” the tweet read. “We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get though this together!”
This news comes four hours after Donald Trump’s close ally and trusted adviser, Hope Hicks was confirmed a positive COVID case. Hicks had traveled with President Donald Trump to Ohio for the first Presidential debate between Democratic candidate, Joe Biden and President Donald Trump and then to Minnesota for a rally on Tuesday.
White house Dr. Sean Conley confirmed the news early Friday in a memorandum.
This evening I received confirmation that both the President and First Lady Melania Trump have tested positive for the SARS-CoV2 virus. The President and First Lady are both well at this time, and they plan to remain home at the White House during their convalescence.