President Trump and first lady Melania Trump tested positive for Covid-19, he tweeted, setting up an unprecedented situation.
His announcement came hours after confirming that Hope Hicks, a top adviser who traveled with him earlier this week, had tested positive for the virus.
“We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately,” Mr. Trump tweeted. “We will get through this TOGETHER!”
White House physician Sean Conley said in a memo released by the White House early Friday that the president and first lady were both “well at this time” and planned to remain at the White House while they recovered. He said the White House medical team would “maintain a vigilant watch.”
The president’s contraction of a virus that has infected nearly 7.3 million people in the U.S.