U.S President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump have tested positive for coronavirus, the President announced on Twitter.
The President had said on Thursday that he and first lady Melania Trump are beginning a “quarantine process” as they await coronavirus test results after a top aide he spent substantial time with this week tested positive for COVID-19. The President confirmed Friday morning that he and the first lady, Melania tested positive for coronavirus.
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
Hope Hicks, one of the president’s most trusted and longest-serving confidantes, began feeling mild symptoms during the plane ride home from a rally in Minnesota Wednesday evening, AP reported. She was isolated from other passengers aboard the plane and her diagnosis was confirmed Thursday.
Hicks, who serves as counselor to the president, also accompanied him and other senior aides to the first presidential debate in Cleveland on Tuesday this week. She is the closest White House official to Trump to test positive for the virus so far.
“Hope Hicks, who has been working so hard without even taking a small break, has just tested positive for Covid 19. Terrible!” Trump tweeted earlier. “The First Lady and I are waiting for our test results. In the meantime, we will begin our quarantine process!”
Shortly after receiving their test results, the first lady Melania Trump tweeted the following
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
We wish the President and the First lady speedy recovery.