Just two days after Trump squared off against Joe Biden the Democratic presidential hopeful in the first 2020 presidential debate, he and wife Melania test positive for Covid-19.
President Trump confirmed on Twitter both he and his wife have tested positive for Covid-19 in the early morning of Friday.
Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 2, 2020
Reports via CNN states:
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump tested positive for coronavirus; the President announced early Friday morning.
“Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!” Trump tweeted shortly before 1 am Friday.
The President had said earlier in the night that he planned to quarantine.
“Hope Hicks, who has been working so hard without even taking a small break, has just tested positive for Covid-19. Terrible! The First Lady and I are waiting for our test results. In the meantime, we will begin our quarantine process!” Trump tweeted Thursday night.
Hicks has travelled with the President multiple times recently, including to the debate in Cleveland on Tuesday, and was seen boarding Marine One, along with several other of the President’s closest aides — Jared Kushner, Dan Scavino and Nicholas Luna — none of whom wore masks, on Wednesday as Trump was heading to a campaign rally in Minnesota.
“She did test positive, I just heard about this. She tested positive. She’s a hard worker. A lot of masks, she wears masks a lot but she tested positive. Then I just went out with a test. I’ll see — you know because we spent a lot of time — and the first lady just went out with a test also. So whether we quarantine or whether we have it, I don’t know,” Trump said during a call-in appearance on Fox News’ “Hannity.”
We wish them a speedy recovery.