The president is reportedly having mild symptoms.
Early Friday morning, President Donald Trump tweeted the results of his and First Lady Melania's latest COVID-19 testing and confirmed they are both positive. It was announced late Thursday night that the couple would quarantine themselves after it was reported that a close aide, Hope Hicks, had shown symptoms and tested positive for the virus. She spent the last week working closely with the president.
The president's physician, Sean P. Conley, also released a memo very early Friday moring stating:
"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. 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."
Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen tested negative Friday morning, as well as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. According to the New York Times, "Mr. Pompeo, who is currently touring Europe, said the last time he was with the president was on Sept. 15 at the White House, for the signing of accords normalizing diplomatic relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain".."
There is currently no word on how this will affect the presidential campaign and stimulus talks among other things, although CNN reports that the stock market has taken a hit after the announcement.
This morning, the president is reportedly experiencing mild symptoms.