President Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, have contracted the coronavirus, White House officials said, after months in which he has played down a pandemic that has killed more than 205,000 Americans and sickened millions more.
Trump, 74, was diagnosed hours after it became publicly known that Hope Hicks, a top Trump aide who traveled with him on Air Force One and Marine One this week, tested positive Thursday morning.
“Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for the coronavirus,” the president tweeted just before 1 a.m. Eastern time. “We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!”