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President Trump, Melania Test Positive for COVID-19

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President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have tested positive for COVID-19, according to a tweet from the president. The President Trump COVID-19 diagnosis broke in the early morning hours of Oct. 2, 2020.

“Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!” Trump wrote.

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1311892190680014849

“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,” First Lady Melania Trump wrote on Twitter.

Trump is 74 years old, which puts him in a higher risk category for coronavirus.

According to CNN, Trump was seen in public on Thursday afternoon and seemed fine. The White House physician later told reporters the positive tests were learned that night.

The president had previously revealed that his close aide, Hope Hicks, had tested positive for COVID-19. He wrote, “Hope Hicks, who has been working so hard without even taking a small break, has just tested positive for Covid 19. Terrible! The First Lady and I are waiting for our test results. In the meantime, we will begin our quarantine process!”


The President’s Doctor Said He & Melania Are ‘Both Well at This Time’ After the President Trump COVID-19 Diagnosis

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That doctor, Sean Conley, wrote, according to CNN:

The President and First Lady are both well at this time, and they plan to remain at home within the White House during their convalescence. The White House medical team and I will maintain a vigilant watch, and I appreciate the support provided by some of our country’s greatest medical professionals and institutions. Rest assured I expect the President to continue carrying out his duties without disruption while recovering, and I will keep you updated on any further developments.

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Jessica McBride, a Wisconsin Right Now contributor, is a national award-winning journalist and journalism educator with more than 25 years in journalism. Jessica McBride’s journalism career started at the Waukesha Freeman newspaper in 1993, covering City Hall. She was an investigative, crime, and general assignment reporter for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel for a decade. Since 2004, she has taught journalism at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her work has appeared in many news outlets, including Heavy.com (where she is a contributor reaching millions of readers per month), Patch.com, WTMJ, WISN, WUWM, Wispolitics.com, OnMilwaukee.com, Milwaukee Magazine, Nightline, El Conquistador Latino Newspaper, Japanese and German television, Channel 58, Reader’s DigestTwist (magazine)Wisconsin Public Radio, BBC, Wisconsin Policy Research Institute, and others.