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COVID-19: US President Trump,Wife Test Positive

The President of the United States, Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, have tested positive for COVID-19.

Donald Trump took to his Twitter Account few hours ago where he confirmed the ugly development.

“We will get through this TOGETHER!” he wrote.

This development might have an extraordinary setback for Trump as well as immediate political consequences as it is just 31 days to election day, as this occurrence has already forced him to cancel campaign trips and adding new volatility to a contest already steeped in tension.

Meanwhile, Trump’s challenger, Democrat Joe Biden, is well ahead in the polls and has made criticism of the Republican’s handling of the coronavirus, and frequent downplaying of the pandemic’s seriousness as a key issue.

L-R: Joe Biden and Donald Trump

Trump, in response, has been betting on an evermore aggressive schedule of campaign rallies around the country. The events, which he says prove his true political strength, bring together thousands of people, often without masks and sometimes in contravention of local rules.

That strategy is now in doubt, with the White House immediately canceling a planned campaign rally in the crucial swing state of Florida later Friday.

It looked certain that Trump would have to cancel a trip scheduled for this weekend in Wisconsin too, which is another battleground. He had also been expected to travel frequently next week, including longer distances to western states as the second televised debate with Biden is scheduled for October 15.

Technically obese and in his 70s, Trump is in a higher-risk category for coronavirus patients.

Donald Trump, US President

Trump’s official physician, Sean Conley, said in a statement that the president and his wife “are both well at this time.”

“They plan to remain home at the White House during their convalescence,” he said. However, “I expect the president to continue carrying out his duties without disruption while recovering.”

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