Trump, first lady test positive for coronavirus

AmNews Staff Reports | 10/2/2020, 3:28 a.m.
In an October surprise, President Trump tests positive for the coronavirus.

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump tested positive for COVID-19. In a tweet, the President said he and the first lady will begin quarantining.

News of the president’s positive test result comes shortly after the announcement that White House Counselor Hope Hicks tested positive for the coronavirus.

Hicks traveled with President Trump, Mrs. Trump and the first family to the first presidential debate in Ohio.

This October surprise comes on the heels of the contentious debate, which saw President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden spar on the debate stage.

During the debate, President Trump mocked former Vice President Biden for his frequent mask usage. The president often calls the coronavirus a hoax.

More than one million people worldwide have died from the coronavirus.

There’s no word from the Biden campaign as to whether they are concerned about the former vice president’s potential exposure to the coronavirus since they shared the debate stage.

It is unlikely the second presidential debate will be held, as it falls within the 14-day quarantine period.

News of President Trump testing positive for the coronavirus plunged Dow futures and further rattled an already shaky economy.

The White House confirmed President Trump will continue his duties “without disruption.” According to the president’s public schedule, he is still scheduled to host a call on COVID-19 support for vulnerable senior citizens on Friday.

This is a developing story.