Just in case anybody thought 2020 could not get more bizarre, unpredictable, or incredible, the evening of October 1st showed anything is possible. The evening started with President Trump saying he and First Lady Melania Trump would be testing to see if they had contracted COVID-19. The reason? Hope Hicks, the President’s trusted senior advisor had just tested positive, and she had been by the President’s side leading up to the debate in Cleveland, and Trump’s recent campaign stop in Duluth, Minnesota. The test results came back late in the evening, and Trump alerted the world about the results.
He added: “We will get through this TOGETHER!”
What’s next? A two-week quarantine for the first couple, and the start of a media feeding frenzy that will make everything we’ve experienced the past four years seem like a sidebar.
A White House source told Fox News shortly after the president’s tweet that he and the first lady are “fine” and are in the quarantine process at the White House.
Melania Trump also tweeted, “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.”]=
The fast spreading news of the positive tests were confirmed by the president’s physician, Dr. Sean P. Conley.
“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.” Despite a mandatory quarantine period, the first doctor suggested his famous patient will be able to continue his presidential duties. “Rest assured I expected 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 posted a message of support on Twitter: “Karen and I send our love and prayers to our dear friends President @realDonaldTrump and @FLOTUS Melania Trump. We join millions across America praying for their full and swift recovery. God bless you President Trump & our wonderful First Lady Melania.”
Buckle up. We are 32 days from the election, and things have become immeasurably more unpredictable and bizarre with this late breaking news.