This is a very scary moment for Americans everywhere.
President Trump announced on Twitter that he has tested positive for COVID-19 along with First Lady Melania Trump.
He went on to say he will begin the quarantine process immediately.
This announcement comes after Trump’s top aide Hope Hicks tested positive for the Coronavirus which led to the President and the First Lady getting tested for Covid-19 which ended up in a positive result.
This comes as a complete shock.
Our President and First Lady need our prayers immediately!
As too many Americans have done this year, @potus & I are quarantining at home after testing positive for COVID-19. We are feeling good & I have postponed all upcoming engagements. Please be sure you are staying safe & we will all get through this together.
— Melania Trump 45 Archived (@FLOTUS45) October 2, 2020
BREAKING: President Trump and First Lady have tested positive for Covid-19, the president tweets.https://t.co/AgOAqxc1Vc
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) October 2, 2020
— WXOW News 19 (@WXOW) October 2, 2020
Fox News reported the shocking story and added these details:
President Trump and first lady Melania Trump have both tested positive for the coronavirus.
The president announced the news himself in a Twitter message shortly before 1 a.m. ET Friday.
“Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19,” the president wrote. “We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!”
A White House source told Fox News shortly after the president’s tweet that he and the first lady were “fine” and were in the quarantine process at the White House.
Meanwhile, the president’s physician, Dr. Sean P. Conley, confirmed Trump and the first lady’s positive COVID-19 tests.
“This evening I received confirmation that both President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have tested positive for the SARS-coV-2- virus,” Conley said. “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,” he continued.
Stock futures plunged in early morning trading on Friday after President Donald Trump said he tested positive for the coronavirus.
Futures tied to the Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeted 500 points. S&P 500 futures & Nasdaq 100 futures were also in negative territory per @CNBC
— Ayman Mohyeldin (@AymanM) October 2, 2020
— The Hill (@thehill) October 2, 2020
MSNBC chipped in too:
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump tested positive for the coronavirus, he announced on Twitter early 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!” Trump, 74, tweeted.
Trump’s doctor, Sean Conley, said, “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 announcement immediately throws into question the nature of the remaining 32 days of the campaign, including the remaining two presidential debates. The next one is scheduled for Oct. 15 in Miami.
We must get on our knees today and pray that our President and First Lady will have a speedy recovery.
Our President is 74 years old and he fits the age range where COVID-19 is the deadliest.
Let’s not just have rhetoric!
We must actually pray to our Lord Jesus for President Trump and Melania to be completely healed.