BREAKING NEWS: DONALD TRUMP AND WIFE TESTS POSITIVE TO COVID 19

  • The president tweeted to confirm the news shortly before 1am EST Friday, writing: ‘Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately’
  • Trump had said he and first lady Melania Trump are awaiting their own test results after Hicks tested positive 
  • Hicks, who serves as counselor to Trump, traveled with him to a rally in Minnesota on Wednesday
  • She tested positive Thursday, according to an administration official after feeling poorly on the way home
  • Trump then continued with his schedule Thursday and traveled to and from his Bedminster, New Jersey
  • Hicks also had also been aboard Air Force One to Tuesday night’s first presidential debate in Cleveland
  • And she traveled with the president to a rally in Pennsylvania last Saturday where she was seen maskless
  • Trump is 74 years old, putting him at higher risk of serious complications from the virus
  • A statement from the White House doctor said both the president and first lady are ‘well at this time’
  • The White House had earlier distributed a schedule for Friday that showed he planned to go forward with a fundraiser at his Washington, D.C., hotel and a political rally in Sanford, Florida; that has since been canceled 

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