President Donald Trump tweeted early Friday morning he and first lady Melania Trump have tested positive for the coronavirus.
“Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19,” Trump tweeted. “We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!”
Trump confirmed late Thursday he and first lady Melania Trump will quarantine after Hope Hicks, a senior White House staffer who serves as counselor to the president, has been infected with the coronavirus.
“Hope Hicks, who has been working so hard without even taking a small break, has just tested positive for Covid 19. Terrible! The First Lady and I are waiting for our test results. In the meantime, we will begin our quarantine process!” Trump tweeted Thursday evening.
Hicks was on Air Force 1 during Trump’s trip to Minnesota yesterday, and to Cleveland on Tuesday.