President Donald Trump stands on stage with first lady Melania Trump after the first presidential debate with Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, at Case Western University and Cleveland Clinic, in Cleveland, Ohio. (File photo: AP)
US President Donald Trump and his wife Melania Trump tested positive for COVID-19, and will begin quarantine and recovery process immediately, said the president’s tweet early Friday.
Trump’s positive test comes just hours after White House top aide Hope Hicks contracted COVID-19 on Thursday. Hicks began feeling mild symptoms during the plane ride home from a rally in Minnesota Wednesday evening, according to US media.
Trump later tweeted: “The First Lady and I are waiting for our test results. In the meantime, we will begin our quarantine process.”