10/2/20 – President Trump and first lady test positive for COVID-19

 — President Donald Trump announced this morning  that he and first lady Melania Trump have tested positive for the coronavirus,.

This comes  just hours after he confirmed that senior aide Hope Hicks, who had traveled with him several times this week, had come down with the virus.

The first lady said in a tweet that she had postponed all upcoming engagements. “Please be sure you are staying safe & we will all get through this together,” she wrote.

President Trump was last seen by reporters returning to the White House on Thursday evening.

The President is 74 years old, putting him at higher risk of serious complications from the virus.

The President and first lady will now begin quarantine and recovery process.