US President Trump, First Lady Melania test Positive for COVID-19
Trump said that he would begin self-quarantine while waiting for coronavirus test results after Hope Hicks, one of his closest aides, tested positive for Covid-19.
US President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump tested positive for coronavirus (Covid-19) disease on Friday. “We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately,” said Trump as he made the announcement on Twitter.
This comes after President Trump’s top aide Hope Hickis tested positive for the viral disease.
Earlier, Trump said that he would begin self-quarantine while waiting for coronavirus test results after Hope Hicks, one of his closest aides, tested positive for Covid-19. “She did test positive. I just heard about this,” Trump said in an interview Thursday night on Fox News, about two hours after Bloomberg News first reported Hicks’s positive test.
Later, in a tweet, the president said that he and First Lady Melania Trump had been tested for the virus and were waiting on the results. “In the meantime, we will begin our quarantine process!”
Hicks serves as Trump’s counserlor and is one of the closest aide. She has been travelling with the Trump for rallies ahead of presidential polls.
Hicks travelled with the president multiple times this week. Including aboard Marine One, the presidential helicopter, to a rally in Minnesota Wednesday. Also, aboard Air Force One to Tuesday night’s first presidential debate.
Several other White House staffers including Katie Miller, Vice President Mike Pence’s press secretary, national security adviser Robert O’Brien, and one of the president’s personal valets have also tested positive for Covid-19 in the past.