Tuesday, November 30

Donald Trump y Melania and positivo por coronavirus

Correspondent in Washington



Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump have tested positive for coronavirus, as the US president has assured on Twitter. The president, hours before, indicated that he had quarantined himself after a close adviser to the presidency, Hope Hicks, who travels frequently with the president, test positive. The Trump marriage was tested last night, after knowing the positive of Hicks.

As the president said on Twitter after 10:30 pm Washington time, “Hope Hicks, who has been working so hard without even taking a short break, just tested positive for Covid 19. Terrible! The First Lady and I are awaiting the results of our tests. In the meantime, we will begin our quarantine process! ‘

Hours later, he confirmed the positive: “We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We’ll get through this together! “

Hicks began experiencing mild symptoms, especially high temperatures, on Wednesday during a trip on the Air Force One presidential plane from Minnesota to Washington, back from a campaign rally. Hicks was isolated on the flight and later quarantined. The test results were released Thursday night, before Trump announced that the test has been done again.

Hicks has accompanied the president to several rallies and was with him and his family in Ohio in the first debate of this election campaign. She is the highest-ranking White House official to test positive so far. Also weeks ago, Kimberly Guilfoyle, the partner of Donald Trump Jr., was infected after a rally on Mount Rushmore. Ates tested positive one of the president’s personal assistants.

Unlike the Democrat Joe Biden, Trump has held large and massive campaign rallies, which he usually – but not always – in the open air. In June, he kept one at an Oklahoma congress center, and one of the attendees, former Republican candidate Hermann Cain, later died of coronavirus. The virus has killed more than 200,000 people and infected more than seven million in the United States.

Trump traveled to New Jersey on Thursday for a donor event and on Friday’s agenda the White House plans an intelligence briefing, a phone call on supporting vulnerable older people during the pandemic, another donor event here in his hotel here in Washington and a trip to Florida for another rally, in Sanford.

Being 74 years old, Trump is in the risk group for the virus. In a statement, a White House spokesman, Judd Deere, said the President “takes your health very seriously and his safety and that of all who work to support him and the American people. “

The president has been reluctant to wear a mask to protect himself from the virus, and he rarely wears one. In Wednesday’s debate, he mocked Biden for wearing it at all hours.

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