Trump tests positive for COVID-19

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Due to President Trump’s positive test for COVID-19, he is at Walter Reed Medical Center. He will remain there until cleared by doctors.

Carter Ramey, Staff Reporter

 Early Friday morning, President Donald J. Trump tweeted that he and the First Lady, Melania Trump, tested positive for COVID-19. White House staff member, Hope Hicks, tested positive earlier in the week. It is still unknown when or how the President contracted the virus. This is a clear example of just how contagious this virus truly is. Even though the President is one of the most protected people in the world, he could not be protected from COVID-19. The symptoms he is experiencing include fever, congestion, and a cough. Later Friday, it was announced that he would be transferred to Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. Around 6:30 PM, President Trump boarded Marine I to make the ten minute flight to Walter Reed. It is unclear whether or not the First Lady will be taken to the hospital. The President is expected to be there for several days, and his schedule has been put on hold for the foreseeable future. 

  All White House staff members and others who have been in close contact with the President have been tested. Those  test results have all come back negative thus far, including the President’s son Barron Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and his wife, and Chief of Staff Mark Meadows. An update on the President’s condition is expected on Saturday.