On Thursday, October 1, 2020, President Donald and First Lady Melania Trump both announced that they had tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease.
This week came with some sad news for the country as President Donald, 74, and First Lady Melania Trump, 50, have contracted the novel coronavirus disease. Both of them took to their individual Twitter accounts to confirm the news.
Donald wrote: “Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19.” He explained in his post that they would be starting their recovery process and self-quarantine immediately.
Melania Trump kisses Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention on July 18, 2016, in Cleveland, Ohio | Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
THE TRUMPS’ POSITIVE DIAGNOSIS
The US president noted how they would get through the diagnosis together with the rest of the country. Melania also posted about the diagnosis sharing how they too are quarantining at home like too many Americans who’ve tested positive for COVID-19.
The first lady also shared how they were handling it writing: “We are feeling good & I have postponed all upcoming engagements.” She concluded her post by urging all American’s to stay safe and reiterated her husband’s message that the country would get through the pandemic together.
ADVISOR TESTS POSITIVE
Their positive diagnosis came just hours after it was confirmed Donald’s advisor, Hope Hicks, 31, also had the virus. On Wednesday, the former public relations consultant traveled with the president for his campaign rally in Minnesota.
Hicks was also aboard Air Force One with Donald and Melania when they traveled to the presidential debate on Tuesday. The president thought his advisor might have caught the virus during a recent interaction with members of the military or law enforcement.
UPDATE FROM DOCTOR
Sean Conley, the president’s doctor, shared how the couple was doing well. He confirmed that they would be isolating themselves at home in the White House.
Conley noted how the president would continue carrying out his duties with no disruptions. The doctor promised to keep the nation updated on the president’s wellbeing.
A SERIOUS HEALTH THREAT
According to “CNN,” the president’s diagnosis is the most serious health threat to an American president in decades. Donald’s obesity puts him in the highest risk category for developing serious complications from the disease.
So far, COVID-19 has taken the lives of more than 200,000 Americans and more than one million people worldwide. The stock market has also faltered over the news of his infection.
STARS WHO TESTED POSITIVE
The Trumps aren’t the only famous people who’ve tested positive for the virus. Actors Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson, actor Idris Elba, and athlete Kevin Durant are some of the stars who’ve contracted COVID-19.
Some other celebrities who’ve had to test for the virus are Heidi Klum, Shia LaBeouf, Ryan Reynolds, and Gal Gadot, to name a few. Images of these stars getting tested have circulated on social media.