White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said President Trump is experiencing mild covid-19 symptoms and is working from the residence.
A maskless Meadows spoke to reporters outside and said he and other core staff members have tested negative for the coronavirus. He added that he “fully” expects other people in the White House to have positive test results.
Meadows said Trump is self-isolating in the residence, but he would not comment on any treatment plan for the president. He described Trump as in “good spirits and very energetic” and said he expects the president to have a “speedy recovery.”
Meadows also revealed that the positive coronavirus test result for Hope Hicks, counselor to the president, was learned as Marine One was taking off for Joint Base Andrews so the president and staff could travel to New Jersey for a fundraiser. She and a few others were pulled from the trip, but the rest of the team went ahead even though they knew they had been in close contact with someone who had tested positive for the contagious virus.