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President Donald Trump said early Friday that he and first lady Melania Trump have tested positive for the coronavirus. (Oct. 2)

AP Domestic

WASHINGTON — White House adviser Hope Hicks tested positive for the coronavirus, prompting quarantine for President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump, who announced they also tested positive later Thursday night.

Hicks tested positive for the coronavirus after she traveled with Trump in the last few days, according to a person familiar with Hicks’ situation.

Trump tweeted that he and the first lady “will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately.”

Hicks is frequently in contact with the president and was with Trump as he traveled to and from the first presidential debate in Cleveland on Tuesday. 

She appears in a photo deplaning upon arrival in Cleveland, not wearing a protective face mask. Hicks also traveled aboard Marine One, the presidential helicopter, for a Minnesota rally Wednesday.

Trump said in a Thursday night interview on Fox News that he had just taken a coronavirus test and that he and the first lady “spend a lot of time with Hope, and others.”

Bloomberg reported that Hicks was experiencing some symptoms associated with the coronavirus, according