President Donald Trump is back at the White House after spending the weekend being treated for COVID19 at a military hospital. Trump, still contagious, has made clear that he has little intention of abiding by best containment practices. Moments after returning, he defiantly removed his face mask and stopped to pose on a balcony within feet of a White House photographer. Moments later, he was seen inside, surrounded by numerous people as he taped a video message urging Americans not to fear a virus that has killed more than 210,000.
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany Tests Positive For COVID19
White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany tested positive for coronavirus, she disclosed yesterday. McEnany said she tested positive yesterday, a day after she informally briefed reporters outside the West Wing. “After testing negative consistently, including every day since Thursday, I tested positive for COVID19 on Monday morning while experiencing no symptoms,” McEnany posted to Twitter. “As an essential worker, I have worked diligently to provide needed information to the American People at this time,” she wrote. “With my recent positive test, I will begin the quarantine process and will continue working on behalf of the American People remotely.”
— Kayleigh McEnany (@PressSec) October 5, 2020
Melania Trump Tweets She Is Feeling Good Following COVID19 Diagnosis:
First Lady Melania Trump provided an update on her health yesterday, saying she is feeling good and continuing to rest at home days after testing positive for the coronavirus. “My family is grateful for all of the prayers & support! I am feeling good & will continue to rest at home,” she wrote in a tweet. “Thank you to medical staff & caretakers everywhere, & my continued prayers for those who are ill or have a family member impacted by the virus,” she went on. The first lady has been quarantining in the White House residence after she and President Trump were diagnosed with the illness on Thursday evening and began experiencing symptoms.
My family is grateful for all of the prayers & support! I am feeling good & will continue to rest at home. Thank you to medical staff & caretakers everywhere, & my continued prayers for those who are ill or have a family member impacted by the virus.
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) October 5, 2020
Preparing for the Vice Presidential Debate:
There’s going to be an extra level of protection between Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Kamala Harris during tomorrow’s vice presidential debate, insiders tell Politico. In a plan supported by the Cleveland Clinic, which is advising the debates on COVID19 precautions, there will be a plexiglass barrier separating the candidates from each other and from moderator Susan Page, the sources say. The AP, citing “a campaign aide with knowledge of the request,” reports that the Biden-Harris campaign asked for the shield for the Salt Lake City debate, and the request was granted by the Commission on Presidential Debates.
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