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President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have both tested positive for the COVID-19 novel coronavirus, the president confirmed via Twitter early Friday.

"Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!" President Trump tweeted shortly before 1 a.m. Friday.

The news of the positive test came just hours after White House counselor and former communications director Hope Hicks reportedly tested positive for the virus.

"Hope Hicks, who has been working so hard without even taking a small break, has just tested positive for Covid 19. Terrible! The First Lady and I are waiting for our test results. In the meantime, we will begin our quarantine process!" Trump tweeted at 10:44 p.m. Thursday night.

Hicks had traveled to the first presidential debate with the Trumps on Tuesday and reportedly also traveled with the president to a campaign rally in Minnesota on Wednesday.


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