US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have tested positive for coronavirus.
“Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!,” Trump said on Thursday (local time).
Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 2, 2020
Earlier in the day, Trump had announced that he and the first lady had undergone COVID-19 tests after his top adviser Hope Hicks tested positive for coronavirus.
“Hope Hicks, who has been working so hard without even taking a small break, has just tested positive for COVID 19. Terrible! The First Lady and I are waiting for our test results. In the meantime, we will begin our quarantine process!” Trump tweeted.
Meanwhile, many on Twitter wished for the speedy recovery of the US President. However, there were a few who reacted with memes and jokes as Trump tested positive for COVID-19.
“That’s a nice way to save you a** from next debate,” a Twitter user said. “So NOOOOOOOOOOOOW will you please take it seriously?????? This is NOT a joke,” wrote another Twitter user.
Here are a few Twitter reactions:
#DonaldTrump is Covid19 positive
Le xinping:- pic.twitter.com/s1BD3ZgBXg
— 𝐂𝐡𝐮𝐧𝐧𝐢𝐋𝐚𝐥 𝐌𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐤 (@chunnilalmalik) October 2, 2020
That's a nice way to save you ass from next debate.#DonaldTrump pic.twitter.com/LtxZY9vtzw
— Umair (@Umair56097041) October 2, 2020
He will get THE BEST care possible and will come out and say, see I told you it’s no big deal it’s just like the flu, and his supporters will buy it.
— Sandhya Ramesh (@sandygrains) October 2, 2020
So NOOOOOOOOOOOOW will you please take it seriously?????? This is NOT a joke. https://t.co/FjfRKMrRVC
— Claudia Jordan (@claudiajordan) October 2, 2020
Trump mocked Biden for wearing a mask at the debate on Tuesday. He traveled there with Hope Hicks. None of them wore masks. pic.twitter.com/dpm44zvWc8 https://t.co/2s19JaHBHg
— GW Hughes (@Al_Solzhenitsyn) October 2, 2020
Earlier, during the presidential debate on Tuesday, Trump had mocked Democratic nominee Joe Biden for frequently wearing a mask.
“Every time you see him, he’s got a mask,” Trump said. “He could be speaking 200 feet away from it. And he shows up with the biggest mask I’ve ever seen,” he added.
Trump had a packed schedule for Friday too including a private fund-raiser at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, a campaign rally in Florida and a call with “vulnerable seniors” about the disease, the New York Times reported.
The infection would impact Trump’s ability to campaign in person for the presidential elections. There is no clarity from his office if he will continue to address events over video but his new schedule just lists a midday phone call on “Covid-19 support to vulnerable seniors.”
Source: Free Press Journal