“Tonight, [the first lady] and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!” the president tweeted in the early hours of Friday morning.
The first lady said she and Trump were “feeling good.”
“Please be sure you are staying safe & we will all get through this together,” she tweeted.
Trump delivered the news shortly after he confirmed that his aide Hope Hicks had tested positive. According to media reports, she traveled with the president multiple times recently, including to the debate with Joe Biden in Cleveland, Ohio on Tuesday.
Hicks was also on the presidential aircraft to fly to a campaign rally in Minnesota on Wednesday. Trump’s physician, Sean Conley, said that he and Melania are “both well at this time, and they plan to remain at home within the White House during their convalescence.”
On the debate stage on Tuesday, Trump and Biden stood at a safe distance from each other. The rivals did not wear masks but agreed not to shake hands due to the coronavirus.
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