The president has COVID-19.
In a series of announcements and tweets on Thursday night, President Trump confirmed first that his advisor Hope Hicks had tested positive for the coronavirus and that he would be quarantining — and then, a few hours later, that he and the first lady had also tested positive.
“We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately,” he wrote on Twitter. “We will get through this TOGETHER!”
The announcement, while shocking, was hardly a surprise. The president has by and large refused to wear a mask in public — a measure most experts say is among the most effective countermeasures to prevent the spread of the virus — and he has increasingly insisted on holding large-scale rallies and campaign events with thousands of attendees, many of