Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday that he had tested negative for the coronavirus on Friday, reacting to President Trump’s positive results by taking his own test aboard a government jet flying him to Croatia.
Mr. Pompeo, who is currently touring Europe, said the last time he was with the president was on Sept. 15 at the White House, for the signing of accords normalizing diplomatic relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain.
“I am feeling fantastic,” Mr. Pompeo told reporters aboard the plane on Friday. He said it was the fourth time in two weeks that he had been tested.
“We’re praying for the president and the first lady that they’ll have a speedy recovery,” he said. “I spoke with the vice president’s office this morning as well, we’re taking this obviously, very seriously, and we’ll do everything we can to keep everyone safe, including you all.”
As a precaution, Mr. Pompeo said he was reconsidering travel on Saturday to speak to a conservative group in Florida and on Sunday, when he was set to head to Asia on another diplomatic mission.
The State Department’s medical staff has advised that “it’d be perfectly fine to make both of those trips,” Mr. Pompeo said. “But we’re going to continue to look at it.” Mr. Pompeo’s wife, Susan, who is traveling on the diplomatic trip, was also tested, and with negative results. They are flying back to Washington on Friday night.