President Donald Trump and Melania Trump have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus, it was announced today.
Hope Hicks, a senior aide to President Trump, was announced as positive for the virus earlier in the day.
Trump is 74 years old and carries extra weight, both of which are conditions that can lead to complications from the virus. However, he also has the best medical care in the world.
The election is 32 days away. Before his test results came in, Trump had a full schedule of campaign events on Friday. He was tested at midnight, Eastern time and the announcement came shortly after 1 am Friday.
“Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!”
Among those who have had close contact with Hicks in recent days are Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, Ivanka Trump, Eric Trump, Donald Trump Jr. Kim Guilfoyle, Lara Trump, Tiffany Trump, Dan Scavino, Stephen Miller, Jason Miller, and Kayleigh McEnany.
This story is breaking news and will be updated.
8:15 am Friday update: Joe and Jill Biden have tested negative for the coronavirus.