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White House doctor does not specify whether Trump is symptomatic

  • White House Physician Sean Conley released a memo early Friday morning confirming President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump tested positive for COVID-19, but he did not specify whether the president is symptomatic.
  • “Rest assured I expect the President to continue carrying out his duties without disruption while recovering, and I will keep you updated on any further developments,” Conley wrote.
  • Under the 25th amendment, the president has to submit a “written declaration that he is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office” to transfer power to the vice president.
  • Hope Hicks, the senior White House aide who tested positive for the virus yesterday, is symptomatic, according to CNN and multiple news outlets.
  • Several of the president’s upcoming events were removed from his White House schedule for Friday after Trump broke the news he had COVID, and First Lady Melania Trump tweeted that she has “postponed all upcoming engagements.”
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A memorandum from White House Physician Sean Conley released early Friday morning described President Donald Trump as feeling “well” following his positive test result for COVID-19, but it did not specify whether the president is symptomatic.

“Rest assured I expect the President to continue carrying out his duties without disruption while recovering, and I will keep you updated on any further developments,” Conley wrote.

Conley also confirmed that the 74-year old president and First Lady Melania Trump are quarantining.

“The President and First Lady are both well at this time, and they plan to remain at home within the White House during their convalescence,” Conley wrote.

Several of Trump’s upcoming events for Friday were also removed from his schedule, with the White House releasing an updated version shortly after his tweet announcing the positive