President Donald Trump appeared tired in photos taken the same day he tested positive for COVID-19. A photographer took the photos after Trump returned to the White House from a private fundraiser in New Jersey. Hours later, Trump announced he and Melania tested positive for the virus.
In the photo, Trump gives a photographer a thumbs up on his way into the White House.
According to the Daily Mail, the White House has a COVID-19 system that only takes five minutes to show a positive result and 13 minutes to show a negative one. The outlet questioned why it took so long for the team to diagnose the president. Additionally, officials said random tests for staff in the Trump Administration would become mandatory, according to the outlet.
Donald Trump announced he had contracted the virus.
According to The New York Times, Trump’s close adviser Hope Hicks accompanied the president to the rally. While in Duluth, she began to exhibit symptoms of the virus. The campaign realized Hicks had likely contracted COVID-19. Hick quarantined herself on the return flight to Washington, D.C. where she tested positive for the virus.
On Thursday (Oct. 1), Trump attended a private fundraiser at his New Jersey resort. He reportedly didn’t wear a mask during the fundraiser. Later that evening, Trump confirmed on Twitter that he and Melania contracted the coronavirus. He wrote, “Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!”
According to the New York Times, Trump is experiencing cold-like symptoms. Sources close to him described him as “lethargic” during the private fundraiser. According to Trump’s doctor, both the president and first lady are quarantining at home.
“The president and first lady are both doing well at this time and they plan to remain at home within the White House,” Dr. Sean Conley said in a memo. “The White House medical team and I will maintain a vigilant watch, and I always appreciate the support provided by some of our country’s greatest medical professionals and institutions.”
[H/T: Daily Mail]