- President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have contracted the coronavirus and are quarantining, the president tweeted around 1 a.m. on Friday.
- His daughter, Ivanka, and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, both of whom are senior White House advisors, were screened for the coronavirus and tested negative. So, too, did the president’s youngest child, Barron.
- Multiple White House officials have been tested for the highly contagious disease after news emerged late Thursday that Hope Hicks, a senior aide to the president who traveled with him on Air Force One this week, had tested positive.
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President Donald Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, have tested negative for the coronavirus, White House spokesperson Carolina Hurley announced on Twitter on Friday.
News broke late Thursday that Hope Hicks, a senior aide to the president, had tested positive for the disease after traveling with him this week aboard Air Force One.
Initially, Trump tweeted that he and First Lady Melania Trump were awaiting their COVID-19 test results.
A few hours later, he tweeted that the pair had “tested positive,” but it remains unclear when exactly they were exposed to the virus.
“We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!” wrote Trump, who is said to be experiencing “mild symptoms” as is the first lady.
What followed was a flurry of Trump administration officials, including Vice President Mike Pence, White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and Attorney General William Barr, being screened for the highly contagious disease. So far, they have all tested negative.
Ivanka and Kushner, both senior White House advisors, accompanied Trump to the first presidential debate in Cleveland, Ohio, on Tuesday alongside others aides and family members. Donald, Jr., Eric, Ivanka,