Update (0100ET): President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have tested positive for COVID-19, according to a Thursday night tweet. “We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!” he added.
In a Thursday night memo from Trump physician Sean P. Conley said “This evening I received confirmation that both President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 2, 2020
As too many Americans have done this year, @potus & I are quarantining at home after testing positive for COVID-19. We are feeling good & I have postponed all upcoming engagements. Please be sure you are staying safe & we will all get through this together.
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) October 2, 2020
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.”
Some have noted that President Trump was traveling with White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows all week – who met with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday, as well as Supreme Court Nominee Amy Coney Barrett.
Update: Meadows has tested negative per Fox News’ Peter Doocy.
BREAKING: TRUMP and First Lady test POSITIVE for COVID-19 https://t.co/PUDwrmF9ba
— Scott Wong (@scottwongDC) October 2, 2020