WASHINGTON — First Lady Melania Trump, 50, confirmed she is also experiencing “mild symptoms” of the coronavirus after she and President Trump tested positive for the illness overnight.
In a tweet on Friday morning, the First Lady said she was looking forward to a speedy recovery and thanked the public for their support as they began quarantining in the White House residence.
“Thank you for the love you are sending our way. I have mild symptoms but overall feeling good. I am looking forward to a speedy recovery,” she told her 15 million followers.
Shortly before 1 a.m., the president confirmed the bombshell news that the couple had returned positive COVID-19 tests — just hours after it became public that White House counselor Hope Hicks was also infected.
Chief of staff Mark Meadows confirmed reports that the commander-in-chief has mild symptoms but said he was “engaged” and was continuing to work from home.
“The great thing about this president is not only is he staying committed to working very hard on behalf of the American people, his first question to me this morning was: ‘How is the economy doing, how are the stimulus talks going on Capitol Hill?’” he told reporters at the White House.
One source told the publication that the president, known for his ability to function on very little sleep, had dozed on Air Force One after his rally in Minnesota on Wednesday evening.
His infection leaves the Trump 2020 campaign in unchartered territory, with the president stuck at home in quarantine just 37 days out from the Nov. 3 presidential election, effectively grounding his campaign.