US president and first girl are at the moment below quarantine after Trump’s aide Hope Hicks additionally examined optimistic.
- US President Donald Trump has stated in a tweet that he and his spouse Melania have contracted the coronavirus and are coming into quarantine.
- Trump’s tweet on Friday got here after Hope Hicks, one among his closest advisers, examined optimistic for the illness, after months of downplaying the severity of a pandemic that has killed greater than 200,000 folks within the United States.
- The information reverberated by way of world media and monetary markets, elevating questions over what would be the results on subsequent month’s presidential election.
Here are the most recent updates:
07:49 GMT – EU’s Michel needs ‘speedy recovery’
European Council President Charles Michel wished Donald and Melania Trump speedy restoration after the U.S. president and his spouse examined optimistic for COVID.
No matter the place we reside. https://t.co/w5WH1pgvpB
— Charles Michel (@eucopresident) October 2, 2020
07:27 GMT – A ‘price for his gamble’: China’s newspaper
The Editor in Chief of China’s Global Times, Hu Xijin, stated on Twitter that Trump and Melania paid the worth “for his gamble to play down” the pandemic, including that it’ll negatively have an effect on his re-election.
President Trump and the primary girl have paid the worth for his gamble to minimize the COVID-19. The information exhibits the severity of the US’ pandemic state of affairs. It will impose a destructive affect on the picture of Trump and the US, and may negatively have an effect on his reelection.
— Hu Xijin 胡锡进 (@HuXijin_GT) October 2, 2020
07:20 GMT – Vice President Pence ship ‘love and prayers’
Vice President Mike Pence stated on Twitter that he and his spouse ship “love and prayers” to the presidential couple.
Karen and I ship our love and prayers to our pricey buddies President @actualDonaldTrump and @FLOTUS Melania Trump. We be part of hundreds of thousands throughout America praying for his or her full and swift restoration. God bless you President Trump & our great First Lady Melania.
— Mike Pence (@Mike_Pence) October 2, 2020
07:07 GMT – Trump’s rally in Florida cancelled
The US well being safety company, CDC, recommends a 14-day quarantine for individuals who take a look at optimistic to COVID-19. Within this timeframe, Trump was as a consequence of communicate at rallies in Florida, Wisconsin and Arizona. All three are swing states.
The White House already issued a brand new schedule for Trump’s actions that didn’t embrace his deliberate journey to Florida. His solely scheduled occasion is a “phone call on COVID-19 support to vulnerable seniors”.
The White House simply launched an up to date press schedule for tomorrow. President Trump’s solely scheduled occasion is “a phone call on COVID-19 support to vulnerable seniors.” pic.twitter.com/Nbm1PWB70I
— Andrew deGrandpre (@adegrandpre) October 2, 2020
06:51 GMT – At higher threat
Questions loom over the well being results of COVID-19 on Trump, who’s 74 years outdated and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, who’s 77.
Due to their ages, each are in a class of individuals at higher threat of extreme sickness from the virus.
Trump is 74 pic.twitter.com/fmGE9CoRhv
— Helen Sullivan (@helenrsullivan) October 2, 2020
06:30 GMT – The UK needs Trump speedy restoration
The British authorities needs Trump a speedy restoration however the United States has a transparent succession protocol ought to or not it’s wanted, stated a British minister.
“All of us want to send our best wishes to President Trump, the first lady and the Trump family and wish them a speedy recovery,” Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick informed Sky News.
“We know what it’s like to have, in our case a prime minister who tested positive for COVID and setting aside politics we all want to see him and his wife get better soon,” he stated, referring to Boris Johnson who fell gravely in poor health after catching COVID-19 in March.
06:15 GMT – Speaker Nancy Pelosi ‘should be in isolation’
Speaking to CNN, George Washington School of Medicine professor Jonathan Reiner stated House speaker Nancy Pelosi ought to be in isolation as it’s potential that each Trump and Vice President Mike Pence might turn into in poor health, during which case she would seemingly have to step in.
Dr. Jonathan Reiner says on CNN that Nancy Pelosi ought to be in isolation proper now, as a result of provided that they have been uncovered to Covid, it is potential each Trump and Pence might turn into sick pic.twitter.com/pkcdT33vYN
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 2, 2020
05:30 GMT – Trump says he assessments optimistic to COVID-19
Trump introduced on Twitter that he and the First Lady Melania Trump examined optimistic to the coronavirus.
Tonight, @FLOTUS and I examined optimistic for COVID-19. We will start our quarantine and restoration course of instantly. We will get by way of this TOGETHER!
— Donald J. Trump (@actualDonaldTrump) October 2, 2020
The information got here a number of hours after the president and the primary girl began quarantining after they came upon that Hope Hicks, one among his closest aides, had examined optimistic.
Hope Hicks, who has been working so onerous with out even taking a small break, has simply examined optimistic for Covid 19. Terrible! The First Lady and I are ready for our take a look at outcomes. In the meantime, we’ll start our quarantine course of!
— Donald J. Trump (@actualDonaldTrump) October 2, 2020