President Trump and First Lady Test Positive for Covid-19

Keela Delves, News Editor

President Trump speaks at at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Saturday, May 30, 2020. Trump and his wife Melania both tested positive for COVID-19. (NASA/Bill Ingalls) ((NASA/Bill Ingalls))

President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have tested positive for Covid-19. 

This announcement comes days after the first presidential debate of 2020, where both President Trump and Melania Trump were in close contact with many other members of both candidates’ campaigns. Hope Hicks, President Trump’s senior counselor prompted this diagnosis when she too tested positive. 

The Trumps will join the long list of more than 7.2 million Americans that have contracted Covid-19 this year. There have been more than 200,000 deaths in the U.S. this year and 8,000 deaths in Pennsylvania alone. 

President Trump and the First Lady have both commented via social media about their diagnosis.

Vice President Mike Pence and his wife, Karen Pence, both tested negative for Covid-19 as of Friday morning according to USA Today. Vice President Pence and Vice President nominee Kamala Harris have a debate scheduled for October 7th in Salt Lake City, Utah. As of now, that event has not been postponed.

These diagnoses will place a temporary halt on President Trump’s campaign, forcing him to postpone upcoming events.