The President announced early Friday morning with a tweet. “Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!” The president, who is 74 years old, is in a high-risk group.
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
The First Lady also wrote, wrote on Twitter: “As too many Americans have done this year, @potus & I are quarantining at home after testing positive for COVID-19.”
As too many Americans have done this year, @potus & I are quarantining at home after testing positive for COVID-19. We are feeling good & I have postponed all upcoming engagements. Please be sure you are staying safe & we will all get through this together.— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) October 2, 2020
Dr. Sean P. Conley, the president’s physician, confirmed Trump and the first lady’s positive COVID-19 tests.
Hope Hicks, the 31-year-old counselor to President Donald Trump, tested positive for COVID-19 as well. She had travelled with him on Air Force One for the first presidential debate on Tuesday in Ohio. It is unclear how the second presidential debate will continue seeing as how Mr. Trump has tested positive. The debate is scheduled for October 15th in Miami, Florida.
Friday morning Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden addressed Trump’s diagnosis, saying that he and his wife Dr. Jill Biden are praying for the president and first lady.
Jill and I send our thoughts to President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump for a swift recovery. We will continue to pray for the health and safety of the president and his family.— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) October 2, 2020
The President of the United States is not the first world leader who has tested positive for the coronavirus. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro.