The president tweeted early Friday that he and his wife both contracted COVID-19 and will “begin” their “recovery process immediately.”
Earlier on, the news was that one of his closest aid Hope Hicks tested positive and that has sparked fear of his health, because they worked very closely.
However, he later tweeted that “Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!”
Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 2, 2020
Trump is 74 and this has prompted experts to say that his age and weight puts him at higher risk of serious complications.
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At his most recent medical check-up, published in June, Trump weighed-in at 244 pounds (110.67 kg). For his height of six feet and three inches (1.91 meters), this means he exceeded the official threshold of obesity for a second year in a row.
The US president is currently “well” according to his official doctor and able to continue performing his duties from quarantine.
However, this developments has started inviting significant questions about his attitude toward the pandemic and the future of his campaign just 32 days before the election.
As at the latest test, the vice president Mike Pence and the second Lady tested negative.
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According to MSN, Live updates from White House officials has it that : Trump is ‘feeling mild symptoms.’
Good wishes for a speedy recovery has been flowing in even from his political opponents, The Democrat’s Presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen Kamala Harris who is the running mate.
Jill and I send our thoughts to President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump for a swift recovery. We will continue to pray for the health and safety of the president and his family.— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) October 2, 2020
We wish him well and a speedy recovery from the disease.