Hicks' positive test raises the possibility that others within Trump's immediate circle and at the highest levels of the U.S. government may have been exposed and have to quarantine as well. If symptoms, such as trouble breathing, get worse, the CDC says to seek emergency medical care immediately.
She first met the President in 2014, while employed by a public relations company that was representing his daughter Ivanka's fashion line. "I mean, who knows", he said. We are feeling good & I have postponed all upcoming engagements. The president pulled out a mask from his pocket and said he wears it "when needed".
The development, while a source of concern for Americans, will make it harder for the president to continue trying to shift attention away from the virus and focus on his prized campaign issues, like accusing Democrats of promoting a ruinous socialist agenda and allowing USA cities to be overrun by violent protesters.
Just a month before the November 3 election, Trump earlier said he and his wife were entering enforced quarantine after Hope Hicks, a senior aide, fell sick with the virus. Trump told Sean Hannity on Fox News that he "spent a lot of time" with Hicks during his recent trip to Cleveland, OH for the first presidential debate and Minnesota for his campaign rally.
"She's a very warm person".
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In addition to Hicks, multiple White House officials, including Trump's national security advisor Robert O'Brien, and staffers have also tested positive for COVID-19.
Trump joins a roster of other world leaders who have contracted the virus.
Trump has also faced criticism for downplaying the threat of the virus and his perceived reluctance to wear a mask. "They want to hug you and they want to kiss you because we really have done such a great job for them".
In July, White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said that Trump was being tested daily for the coronavirus. The virus has killed more than 200,000 Americans and infected more than 7 million nationwide.
The couple seen together at the first Presidential debate. Instead, he has continued to hold campaign rallies that draw thousands of supporters.
Earlier this week, Trump went head-to-head in asocially distanced debate against his democratic rival Joe Biden in Ohio.
The president also has repeatedly hosted events where audience members didn't wear masks or maintain distance from one another. "And you get close to them - and things happen". Trump and other Republicans and conservatives about Mr. Biden having holed himself up in a bunker.
He added: "I'm not here to call out his lies".
This is the first time that Trump is quarantining after coming in contact with someone with COVID-19. Early next week, he was scheduled to campaign in Arizona.