President Donald Trump, Melania Trump Test Positive For Coronavirus
President Trump said they would begin their "quarantine and recovery process immediately."
President Donald Trump said early Friday that he and first lady Melania Trump have tested positive for the coronavirus. (Oct. 2) US President Donald Trump and the first lady tested positive for coronavirus Thursday. Trump tweeted that he and his wife Melania would begin their "recovery process immediately" and "get through this together."
The Trumps had entered quarantine earlier in the day after senior aide Hope Hicks had also tested positive. She spent a substantial amount of time in close proximity with Trump this week, including traveling with him to a campaign rally on Wednesday, the Associated Press reported, citing an administration official. She also traveled with Trump several other days this week, including on board the presidential helicopter Marine One as well as on Air Force One.
If Trump were unable to do his job — even due to a short illness — the 25th Amendment to the United States Constitution allows the vice president becomes the president. The president confirmed that he and the first lady will now self-isolate after testing positive for coronavirus. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi hoped that the news that President Trump and first lady Melania Trump tested positive for coronavirus would serve as a "learning experience" for the country and said she was praying for the president and his family. Aired on 10/02/2020.