A tweet shared by Trump on Friday morning he wrote;
Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!
After a fundraiser trip to New Jersey, Trump was last publicly seen returning to the White House on Thursday afternoon. While he did not speak to reporters as he walked into his home, he did not appear ill.
In a memo distributed around 1 a.m. to reporters ET, Navy Commander Dr. Sean Conley, the President’s physician, wrote that he had received confirmation on Thursday evening of the positive tests.
“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.
“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.”
The White House released a new schedule representing many postponed activities after revealing the President’s diagnosis, including a fundraiser in Washington and a campaign rally in Florida.
For months, Mr. Trump has declined to wear a mask in public on all but a few occasions, constantly challenging its usefulness while insulting Mr. Biden for wearing one. In recent weeks, following the polls, the president has frequently hosted crowded campaign appearances in violation of recommendations for public health and even state and local governments.
More than 7 million cases have been confirmed in the U.S. as of October 2. More than 212,660 deaths have occurred there.