President Trump Has Coronavirus
President Trump, alongside First Lady Melania Trump, has tested positive for COVID-19. Both the President and First Lady intend to quarantine inside the White House for an undetermined amount of time. The news comes following a COVID-19 diagnosis of Trump’s close advisor, Hope Hicks.
The president’s physician said he could carry out his duties “without disruption” from the Executive Mansion.
“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,” Dr. Sean P. Conley, the White House physician, said in a statement, adding: “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.”
While President Trump remains asymptomatic, an extended quarantine may serve to hamper his campaign trail and potential debates against former Vice President Joe Biden. Already, the President’s staff cancelled his Florida rally that was to be held today, as well as appearances over the weekend in Wisconsin and Arizona.
Its possible that the President will address the nation in the near future, potentially from his quarantined space inside the White House.
While President Trump and Melania remain asymptomatic, Hope Hicks showed mild signs prior to her diagnosis.
Author: Jim Satney
PrepForThat’s Editor and lead writer for political, survival, and weather categories.
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