As per BBC News, Trump – whose age, 74, puts him in the high-risk category – tweeted to say: “We will get through this together.”
The startling news comes after one of the president’s closest aides, 31-year-old adviser Hope Hicks, tested positive for coronavirus.
Hicks is said to have traveled with Trump on Air Force One ahead of the first presidential debate between he and Democratic rival Joe Biden in Ohio on Tuesday.
Mr Trump’s physician, Sean Conley, said in a statement that the President and the First Lady were “both well at this time, and they plan to remain at home within the White House during their convalescence.”
The statement continued: “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.”
Of course, Trump’s positive test could mean a great deal, with the U.S. election only a mere 32 days away. Campaign rallies are certainly off for the time being, while the next presidential debate, scheduled to take place in two weeks, is in question.
Just two days ago, during the Ohio debate, Trump appeared to belittle Biden for frequently wearing a mask and not holding rallies as large as his.
So far, COVID-19 has infected more than 7.2 million Americans, killing more than 200,000 of them.
For the sake of the country, I hope President Trump recovers from COVID-19. It might not be simple, given his age, but we can take heart in the fact that he’ll have the very best round-the-clock care available.
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