President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have tested positive for the coronavirus. The positive test comes a month until the election and comes just hours after the white house announced that Senior Aide Hope Hicks had come down with the virus after traveling with the president several times this week.
The president announced the news, himself, in a Twitter message shortly before 1 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 2.
“Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19,” the president tweeted. “We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately.”
He added: “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 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.”
Trump is 74 years old, putting him at higher risk of serious complications from the virus.
The impact on the president’s election campaign wasn’t fully known, as of early Friday morning.