Donald and Melania Trump have entered quarantine after studying that high White Home aide Hope Hicks has examined optimistic for COVID-19, the president mentioned late Thursday.
“The First Woman and I are ready for our check outcomes,” Trump tweeted. “Within the meantime, we are going to start our quarantine course of!”
Hicks has accompanied Trump on a number of marketing campaign journeys in current days, together with to theon Tuesday night and a marketing campaign rally in Minnesota on Wednesday.
Whereas the candidates tackled subjects together with race relations, local weather change and the Supreme Court docket throughout Tuesday’s face-off, the coronavirus dominated a lot of the controversy. Trump defended his choice to typically seem in public and not using a facial overlaying, explaining that he wears a masks “when wanted.”
“I believe masks are OK,” Trump mentioned, when requested by moderator Chris Wallace why he sometimes seems in public with out carrying one. He pulled out a masks from his go well with jacket to indicate he carried it with him.
“I put a masks on, you already know, once I assume I want it. Tonight is an instance, all people has had a check,” Mr. Trump mentioned. “I put on a masks when wanted. When wanted, I put on masks.”
Earlier this week, the world handed a grim milestone when Johns Hopkins College reported thatbecause of the novel coronavirus. That revelation got here lower than per week after the variety of deaths linked to COVID-19 within the US surpassed 200,000.
The White Home did not instantly reply for touch upon whether or not Hicks’ optimistic check will have an effect on the president’s private coverage on carrying masks in public.