To date, Hicks is the closest aide to Trump to contract the illness - spending significant time with him in the Oval Office and on the campaign trail - but she is not the first White House employee to do so. " The president takes the health and safety of himself and everyone who works in support of him and the American people very seriously ", deputy White House press secretary Judd Deere said in a statement that did not address Ms.
Counselor to the President Hope Hicks , left, arrives at the White House in Washington , late Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, after attending rallies in OH with President Donald Trump . "And you get close to them - and things happen". Trump is not the only major world leader known to have contracted the virus. After news of her positive test broke, Trump suggested without evidence that the virus had been transmitted to Hicks during hugs from law enforcement or military personnel .
We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have tested positive for coronavirus . "And when they come over to you, it's hard to say, 'stay back, stay back.' You know, it's a tough kind of a situation, it's a awful thing", he said. Trump has also faced criticism for downplaying the threat of the virus and his perceived reluctance to wear a mask.
Hope Hicks walks to Air Force One to depart Washington with President Donald Trump and other staff on campaign travel to Minnesota from Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, U.S., September 30, 2020. The news was reported by numerous worldwide news publications before Trump took to Twitter and confirmed the same. This is the first time that Trump is quarantining after coming in contact with someone with COVID-19.
President Donald Trump appeared in public Friday evening for the first time since being stricken by COVID-19, boarding his Marine One helicopter for a flight to a military hospital as the virus that has killed more than 205,000 Americans spread to the highest reaches of the US government.
Bloomberg News first reported that Hicks had tested positive for the virus . Mr Trump on Twitter: "Tonight, @ FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19". After Hicks was diagnosed, Trump tweeted that he and Melania were waiting on test results. And it stands as the most serious known public health scare encountered by any sitting American president in recent history.