The White House physician had earlier said that first lady, who is 50, was "well at this time ". "In the meantime, we will begin our quarantine process!" Trump , a Republican, urged USA states to re-open shuttered economies even as the number of cases continued to soar and knocked Democratic governors for putting tough measures into place to bring the virus under control.
Trump said in a tweet . Iranian state television announced Trump had the virus, an anchor breaking the news with an unflattering image of the U.S. He also suggested she may have contracted it from well-wishing supporters. The first lady said in a tweet that she and her husband "are feeling good".
Ms Hicks was a campaign spokeswoman during Mr Trump's candidacy before becoming communications director in his White House . Over the years, she has developed a reputation for knowing and understanding him better than most advisers. Trump held a large campaign rally with thousands of people in Tulsa, Oklahoma in June. "I feel bad for my colleagues who are supposed to be on Air Force One and in the pool tomorrow".
In the meantime, we will begin our quarantine process!" Trump later tweeted that he and the first lady will begin isolating until they receive their results. President Donald Trump announced early Friday that he and his wife both tested positive for the coronavirus , an extraordinary development coming months into a global pandemic and in the final stretch of his reelection campaign in which he has flouted experts' guidance on preventing the disease's spread.
US President Donald Trump on Friday announced that he and his wife Melania have tested positive for the novel coronavirus . Hope Hicks , a former White House communications director who returned to the administration as a counsellor to Mr Trump earlier this year, travelled to and from this week's presidential debate in Cleveland, Ohio with him.
The US President confirmed the news and added that he along with his wife Melania Trump have taken the test and while they wait for the tests, they have begun quarantine process. Mr Biden replied to this claim and others made by his rival, saying: "Here's the deal, the fact is that everything he's saying so far is simply a lie".