President Trump Hospitalized After Testing Positive for COVID-19

( – President Donald Trump took to Twitter in the early morning hours of Friday, October 2nd to announce that both he and First Lady Melania had tested positive for COVID-19. The news came just hours after the president posted that they were waiting for test results after learning one of his close advisers, Hope Hicks, had also tested positive.

Americans woke Friday stunned by the news, concerned for the health of the first family and with questions about the unprecedented nature of the situation — especially just a month out from the elections.

The diagnosis was formally confirmed in a memo issued by White House Physician Dr. Sean P. Conley. The doctor noted that both the president and First Lady were doing well and the president would continue to work from home, while quarantined, during his recovery.

The nation was then further surprised when the president, in the early evening hours, posted a video from The White House sharing that he would be spending the next several days working from Walter Reed Medical Center. Further updates confirmed Trump has been fatigued and has a low-grade fever.

Officials insist the move is being made out of an abundance of caution in order to better monitor the president and take swift action should his condition change. Trump was given a dose of an experimental antibody cocktail being developed by Regeneron. While the drug is still in clinical trials, the FDA is able to approve compassionate use of the drug on a case-by-case basis. The hope is the cocktail will give the president’s immune system the boost it needs to fight the virus without complications.

Ivanka Trump, the President’s daughter and senior advisor, tested negative. The couple’s young son, Baron, has tested negative as well.

This is a developing situation and we will continue to provide updates as they are made public.

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