President Donald Trump and the First Lady Test Positive for COVID-19


Photo Credit: Photo via Flicker Images under the creative commons license. President Donald J. Trump, joined by First Lady Melania Trump, salutes at the casket of former President George H. W. Bush.

        In the midst of the hectic 2020 election season, President Donald Trump and the First Lady Melania Trump have tested positive for COVID-19. On Friday, Oct. 2, President Trump posted on Twitter, “I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this together.” It is currently unknown where the President caught the virus from but it is believed that he came into contact with COVID-19 through his senior counselor, Hope Hicks. President Trump was hospitalized at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center; his doctor being The White House physician, Dr. Sean P. Conley. Conley said Saturday night that President Trump had “substantial progress since diagnosis.” He also added that he was “fever-free and off supplemental oxygen.” As of Oct. 3 President Trump is currently quarantining in The White House with First Lady Melania. 

          Authorities are currently retracing President Trump’s steps to figure out the people he might have come in contact with while having COVID. Recently, Kayleigh McEnany, The White House press secretary tested positive for Covid-19 as well as two of her deputies. The former governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie, has also tested positive for the virus after helping Trump prepare for the first presidential debate. Trump was forced to cancel multiple rallies due to this situation which poses a great threat to his election campaign.