White House Press Secretary says ‘America stands united and strong’ after President Trump tests positive for coronavirus

DONALD TRUMP’S Press Secretary has today said “America stands united” after the President and First Lady tested positive for coronavirus.

The President, 74, announced the positive results, hours after it was revealed his top aide tested positive for Covid-19.

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Trump revealed that he and Melania will remain in quarantine in a tweet – in what could set back his campaign with just 32 days until the presidential election.

Kayleigh McEnany, the White House Press Secretary, said the "strength of the entire country is with the President".

She wrote on Twitter: "The strength of the entire country is with President @realDonaldTrump and @FLOTUS.

'AMERICA STANDS UNITED'

"America stands united. Our country stands strong. Your President will continue to put the People first!"

Trump announced the news on Twitter and told his 86million followers that “we will get through this together”.

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!"

America stands united. Our country stands strong. Your President will continue to put the People first!

Sean Conley, Physician to the President, said the pair are "both well at this time" and will remain at home within the White House during their recovery.

He said: "I release the following information with the permission of President Donald J.Trump and First Lady Melania Trump.

"This evening I received confirmation that both President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

"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.

"The White House Medical team and I will maintain a vigilant watch, and I appreciate the support provided by some of our country's greatest medical professionals and institutions.

'BOTH WELL'

"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."

Before he revealed the news, Trump confirmed to Fox News' Sean Hannity on Thursday that his adviser Hope Hicks, 31, did have the virus.

Trump said Hicks "did test positive," and said he himself "just heard about it."

Hicks and Trump traveled together at least two days this week – including to and from the first presidential debate in Cleveland, Ohio, on Tuesday and to a rally in Minnesota on Wednesday.

She began having mild symptoms when traveling back from the rally in Minnesota onboard Air Force One on Wednesday, according to reports.

At 74 years old, Trump also faces a higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19.





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