U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he was beginning a quarantine process after Hope Hicks, a top adviser and trusted aide, tested positive for the coronavirus. "We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately", he wrote. "We will get through this TOGETHER!" the president said in a tweet early on Friday morning.
President Donald Trump appeared in public Friday evening for the first time since being stricken by COVID-19, boarding his Marine One helicopter for a flight to a military hospital as the virus that has killed more than 205,000 Americans spread to the highest reaches of the US government. "Rest assured I expect the president to continue carrying out his duties without disruption while recovering, and I will keep you updated on any future developments". "I spent a lot of time with Hope and so does the first lady, and she's tremendous", Trump said.
The news sent a jolt through the markets.
U.S. President Donald Trump participates in the first presidential debate against Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden at the Health Education Campus of Case Western Reserve University on September 29, 2020 in Cleveland, Ohio. Since late winter, over 200,000 Americans have died with COVID-19, and public health officials count over 7 million cases.
In May, the spokeswoman of Vice President Mike Pence and wife of Trump's speech writer, Katie Miller, came down with the virus. Terrible. The First Lady and I are waiting for our test results. "The news shows the severity of the US' pandemic situation". Trump's positive status will impact the remainder of election season.
"As has been routine for months, Vice President Pence is tested for COVID-19 every day".
PM Modi wishes President Trump, Melania Trump 'quick recovery' from COVID-19
First Lady Melania Trump has also tested positive , he said , adding they will start the quarantine process immediately. Earlier this week, Trump went head-to-head in asocially distanced debate against his democratic rival Joe Biden in Ohio.
"Trump has been trailing behind Biden and he has clearly failed to narrow the gap after the first debate".
Technically obese and in his 70s, Trump is in a higher-risk category for coronavirus patients.
"It's China's fault. It should have never happened", Trump sniped at Biden. "As you know, he's not one to sit still". Though the Trump campaign said it followed "strict" safety protocols, the District of Columbia bans gatherings larger than 50 people. "They don't exactly give you a straight count, just so you understand". We can evict President Trump from the territory he has forcibly seized in our minds. He said she has been working without taking even a small break.
During a phone call with Fox News host Sean Hannity on Thursday night, Mr Trump said he and Mrs Trump "spend a lot of time with Hope". Public health professionals say mask-wearing is key to helping to prevent the virus from spreading.
Trump had been scheduled to hold a rally in Florida on Friday and two in Wisconsin on Saturday.