By Exposed Uganda
The President of the United States of America Donald Trump and his wife Melania Trump have announced that they will be going into self-isolation after a top White House aide tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19) on Thursday.
Trump said he and the First Lady will begin a ‘quarantine process’ as they await results of the test that were carried out on them following the discovery of the infected aide.
He tweeted that both he and Melania were now awaiting their own test results after their aide identified as Hope Hicks was infected.
The 31-year-old adviser to the president is the closest aide to Trump to test positive so far. She travelled with him on Air Force One to a TV debate in Ohio earlier this week. Ms Hicks was pictured getting off the presidential jet on Tuesday in Cleveland without a mask.
She was in even closer proximity to him aboard the presidential helicopter Marine One on Wednesday when the president held a rally in Minnesota.
Trump tweeted on Thursday night: “Hope Hicks, who has been working so hard without even taking a small break, has just tested positive for Covid 19. Terrible!
“The First Lady and I are waiting for our test results. In the meantime, we will begin our quarantine process!”
It is not clear how the quarantine will affect arrangements for the second presidential debate, which is scheduled for 15 October in Miami, Florida.
During a phone call with Fox News host Sean Hannity on Thursday night, Trump said he and Mrs Trump “spend a lot of time with Hope”.
“So we’ll see what happens,” said the president, adding that Ms Hicks often wore masks but had still tested positive.
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