Trump Tests Positive For Coronavirus


Donald Trump's closest aide Hope Hicks has tested positive for COVID 19.

The Washington Post tweeted early Friday morning after President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump were diagnosed with coronavirus: "Opinion: Imagine what it will be like to never have to think about Trump again".

Mr. Trump confirmed to Fox News host Sean Hannity earlier in the evening that Ms. At the first lady also, we spend a lot of time with Hope and others. She was isolated from other passengers aboard the plane, the person said.

With 33 days left until the election, on Thursday night the President claimed that he and Melania tested positive for COVID-19.

It was not immediately clear how long Trump will remain in quarantine. Several staffers were pulled from the trip, but Trump did not cancel and there was no direct evidence that her illness was connected to his.

Hicks, 31, recently traveled on the Marine One helicopter and on Air Force One with the president to Cleveland for Tuesday's debate along with roughly 20 to 30 aides and family members and was seen backstage. She travelled with the president a day later to a rally in Minnesota. "And when they come over to you, it's hard to say, 'stay back, stay back.' You know, it's a tough kind of a situation, it's a awful thing", he said.

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While Trump received messages of support from leaders including Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chinese state media were quick to lay into him. He also regularly wears a mask in public, something Trump mocked him for at Tuesday night's debate.

Soon after it was confirmed, many took to Twitter and reacted - in their own manner - to the news. Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen, as well as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who is traveling overseas and plans to head to Japan and other Asian countries, all tested negative. Trump said in a Tweet Friday afternoon in Manila.

Vice President Mike Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence both tested negative for coronavirus Friday, according to the VP's press secretary.

Trump, in response, has been betting on an evermore aggressive schedule of campaign rallies around the country.

Trump says the United States has put the worst of the coronavirus pandemic, which has killed more than 200,000 Americans, behind and he rarely wears a mask, noting that he receives frequent testing. She originally served as White House as communications director, and re-joined the administration this year as an adviser ahead of the election.

He added that he thought masks "are OK", pulling one out from his pocket and saying: "I wear masks when needed".