President and First Lady Test Positive for COVID-19

Washington, D.C. (Friday, October 2, 2020) – The news moved quickly in the wee hours of the morning.  First came news that one of President Donald Trump’s closest aides had tested positive for the coronavirus.  Next, there was news that the President and First Lady were being tested and waiting on their results.  Just  before 1 a.m., Trump tweeted that he and Melania Trump had indeed tested positive for COVID-19.

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

Earlier in the night, it was reported that Trump aide Hope Hicks had tested positive for the virus and was exhibiting some symptoms.  Hicks had traveled several times this week with Trump, including to the Tuesday Presidential debate and to a Wednesday rally.


Trump and the First Lady are now in quarantine and are said to be “feeling good.”  The White House says Trump will continue to carry out his duties while in isolation.