Trump Tests Positive for Covid-19

The President and First Lady have both tested positive for the coronavirus, according to CNN. This news comes in the last few weeks of the election and just days after the debate where Trump heckled his opponent, Biden, for mask-wearing.

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

Experts say it is the most serious known health threat to a sitting president in recent decades especially since Trump is in the highest risk category for complications given that he is 74 years old and obese. However, his medical team insists they are on top of his case.

“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,” Navy Commander Dr. Sean Conley wrote in a memo to reporters around 1 a.m. ET. “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.”

Trump aide Hope Hicks, with whom the Trumps recently traveled on Air Force One, announced earlier yesterday she tested positive for the Coronavirus, according to Yahoo News. Trump has been attending mask-optional events this past week with Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, so it’s unclear if more positive cases are to come.

The disease has killed more than 200,000 Americans and more than 1 million people worldwide. Stock market futures tumbled on news of Trump’s infection. The news could also impact the scheduled debate on Oct. 15 with Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.