With a month to go until Election Day, President Donald Trump said early on Friday that he and First Lady Melania Trump tested positive for COVID-19.
Trump made the announcement on Twitter early on Friday morning.
“We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this together!” Trump posted.
On Thursday, reports emerged that Hope Hicks, a close aide to Trump, tested positive for COVID-19.
Vice President Mike Pence tested negative for COVID-19.
“As has been routine for months, Vice President Pence is tested for COVID-19 every day. This morning, Vice President Pence and the Second Lady tested negative for COVID-19. Vice President Pence remains in good health and wishes the Trumps well in their recovery,” noted Devon O’Malley, a spokesman for Pence.
Former Vice President Joe Biden, Trump’s challenger in the election, also weighed in.
“Jill and I send our thoughts to President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump for a swift recovery. We will continue to pray for the health and safety of the president and his family,” Biden posted on Twitter.