Dozens of people may have been infected with COVID-19 by President Donald Trump after he announced he tested positive for the virus after a busy week of eight flights, three rallies and a presidential debate.
The president announced that he and First Lady Melania tested positive for coronavirus on Thursday evening – after top aide Hope Hicks also traveled positive with Trump several times in the past week.
The president tweeted to confirm the news just before 1 a.m. EST Friday, writing, “Tonight @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will start the quarantine and recovery process immediately. We'll get through this TOGETHER! & # 39;
Fears that the president might have contracted the virus rose after it was revealed that Hicks had traveled on both Marine One, the presidential helicopter, and Air Force One for the past seven days. She was also pictured with Jared Kushner and other White House officers during this period.
Trump and Hicks have been in contact with a number of other senior officials and members of the public over the past week.
During that time, Trump traveled through seven states including New Jersey, Ohio, Florida, Minneapolis, Virginia, Pennsylvania and Georgia, and DC.
He has participated in three campaign rallies, made four round-trip flights on Air Force One, and made at least two flights on Marine One.
He also took part in the presidential debate against Democratic candidate Joe Biden, to which he traveled with at least 20 people.
He also held a number of press conferences – including to officially nominate his election to the Supreme Court – and participated in several fundraisers, including one just hours before his positive diagnosis was revealed.
Five attendees at the Supreme Court nomination ceremony on Saturday at the White House have now tested positive for the virus, including Trump, Melania, Hicks, Utah Senator Mike Lee, and Rev. John Jenkins, President of the University of Notre Dame.
A timeline of Trump's moves and who he has come in contact with over the past week. Both he and the presidential aide Hope Hicks tested positive for the coronavirus on Thursday
OCTOBER 1: Trump leaves Marine One when he returns from an event in Bedminster, New Jersey, on the South Lawn of the White House, hours before testing positive for coronavirus
The president hasn't confirmed when his last negative coronavirus test was, so it's currently unclear for how many days Trump could have spread the virus.
Until the timeframe for his final negative test is set, there will be a number of senior officials concerned about contact with the president and many will need to be quarantined after the news until they can be tested.
All of his adult children – Ivanka, Eric, Tiffany, and Donald Trump Jr. – took part in the anti-Biden debate on Thursday, while the eldest three brought Kimberly Guilfoyle, Lara Trump, and Jared Kushner with them, while Tiffany went alone.
Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani flew to debate with Air Force One after spending the weekend at the White House preparing Trump for his televised fight with Biden.
Officials including Vice President Mike Pence, Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, the White House Social Media Director, Dan Scavino, the President's Special Assistant and White House Tour Guide, William Russell, and the White House Director of Staff John McEntee are all with Hicks or got in touch with Trump.
White House attorney Pat Cipollone, White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, and Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell also got in touch with Mike Pence last week.
The CDC's guidelines for people who test positive for coronavirus state that they should inform all close contacts.
On Friday, Barron, Ivanka, Kushner, Pence, Steve Mnuchin, Meadows, Scavino, and Jill and Joe Biden tested negative.
Utah Senator Mike Lee announced Friday that he had tested positive. He was pictured with Amy Coney Barrett in the state capital on Tuesday and also attended the SCOTUS nomination event on Saturday.
Here are the people who crossed with the president over the past week:
Friday, September 25: Trump travels through four states in one day, including a trip with Hicks to Virginia for a campaign rally
A week ago – on Friday, September 25 – Trump traveled through four states in one day.
The president attended a Latinos for Trump round table in Miami. Eight panellists stood on stage with him. They sat six feet apart but did not wear masks during the discussion.
A crowd of around 150 people attended the indoor event, with less than half wearing face covers.
Trump then traveled via Miami International Airport to a Black Economic Empowerment event in Atlanta.
He then attended a round table with supporters at the Trump International Hotel in Washington.
He then traveled to Newport News, Virginia for a rally.
Hicks was traveling with him to the Air Force One rally and was seen disembarking without a mask.
At the rally, Trump shared the stage with Mike Pence and was in close contact with him while none of the men wore masks.
RNC chairman Ronna McDaniel was last in contact with the president that day. She began isolating at her Michigan home on Saturday after one of her family members tested positive.
McDaniel then tested positive for the virus on Wednesday. However, news of her positive outcome wasn't revealed until Friday, October 2, following the president's diagnosis.
SEPTEMBER 25: US President Donald Trump joins the Air Force at the end of a rally at Newport News / Williamsburg International Airport
Saturday Sept. 26: Trump appoints Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the seat of the Supreme Court at an event at the White House and travels to Pennsylvania for a rally
On September 26, Trump officially appointed Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the vacant Supreme Court seat following the death of Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg on September 18.
At the event, Trump was pictured with Barrett and her family along with the First Lady in the Rose Garden of the White House.
Barrett's husband, Jesse, and seven children attended the event. Her children sat in the front row next to Melania at the ceremony.
The event was also attended by Utah Senators Mike Lee, Rev. John Jenkins, President of the University of Notre Dame and Hicks. All three have since tested positive for the virus.
The president then traveled to another rally in Middletown, Pennsylvania, where a number of members of the Trump administration – including Hicks – heard Trump's speech together.
Hicks was seen maskless clapping into the villagers' YMCA.
She was also pictured with Jared Kushner and other White House officers.
Also in attendance were Dan Scavino, White House Social Media Director, Special Assistant to the President and White House Tour Guide, William Russell, and John McEntee, White House Director of Staff.
SEPTEMBER 26: U.S. President Donald Trump arrives to hold an event to announce the appointment of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court seat vacated by the death of Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg earlier this month has become
SEPTEMBER 26: President Donald J. Trump speaks during a rally at Harrisburg International Airport in Middletown, Pennsylvania
SEPTEMBER 26: From left, Dan Scavino, White House Director of Social Media, Advisor to President Hope Hicks, Special Assistant to the President and Tour Guide to the White House, William Russell, and Director of Staff of the White House John McEntee, listen during President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Harrisburg International Airport
Sunday Sept. 27: Trump plays golf in Virginia, then holds a press conference and reception at the White House for Gold Star families
Sunday, September 27, was a relatively quiet day for the president.
Around noon he visited the National Golf Club in Potomac Falls, Virginia.
He held a press conference that evening, followed by a reception for Gold Star Families.
SEPTEMBER 27: US President Donald Trump participates in a round of golf at Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia
SEPTEMBER 27: Trump holds a press conference at the White House in Washington, DC, followed by a reception for Gold Star families
Monday September 28th: Trump hosts an event on coronavirus testing strategy with Mike Pence and then meets with Peter Navarro
The President, along with Vice President Mike Pence, gave an update on the country's coronavirus testing strategy. Several members of Congress and civil servants were also in attendance.
He then met with White House trade advisor Peter Navarro, 71, to inspect a new electric pickup at the White House.
Robert Ford, CEO of Abbott Laboratories, Admiral Brett Geroir, HHS deputy secretary and member of the coronavirus task force, and Alex Azar, HHS secretary, were also in contact with Trump at the White House.
SEPTEMBER 28: Admiral Brett Giroir, Assistant Secretary of Health for the Department of Health and Human Services, demonstrates a new 15-minute Covid-19 test during an update to the country's COVID-19 coronavirus testing strategy
SEPTEMBER 28: Donald Trump and White House Trade Advisor Peter Navarro check out the new Endurance all-electric pickup truck on the South Lawn of the White House
Tuesday, September 29: Trump travels to Ohio with a team of 20 and takes part in the first presidential debate with Joe Biden
On September 29, Trump traveled to Cleveland, Ohio with First Lady Melania Trump to hold the first televised presidential debate ahead of next month's elections.
In addition to Melania, Trump traveled to the debate with at least 20 Air Force One people.
The group included: Hicks, Ivanka Trump, Donald Trump, Jr.Kimberly Guilfoyle, Eric Trump, Lara Trump, Ohio Republican Congressman Jim Jordan, campaign strategist Jason Miller, and Alice Marie Johnson – the prison reform attorney who grants Trump 2018 mercy National Security Advisor Robert O'brien, Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, Representative Mark Meadows, Jared Kushner, Trump Advisor Derek Lyons, Campaign Manager Bill Stepien, White House Press Assistant Gaby Hurt, White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications Dan Scavino , Consultants to Stephen Miller, Kayleigh McEnany, and Tiffany Trump.
Before boarding Marine One, the President was depicted as a maskless strolling alongside the First Lady on the south lawn while waving to a crowd of supporters and being closer than three feet from the staff at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland stood.
Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie confirmed on Friday that he also came into contact with Trump as his team prepared him for the debate.
Christie also confirmed that no one in the room was wearing a mask.
During the debate later that evening, Trump and Joe Biden stood more than three feet apart, but did not wear masks during the trial.
Biden is tested every day but is 77 years old and like Trump falls into the "risk" of those susceptible to the coronavirus.
Joe Biden's wife, Jill Biden, also spent extended periods of time in the discussion room and was seen near the first lady, but wore a mask throughout the event.
Meanwhile, Coney Barrett, who was in close contact with Trump and Melania on Saturday, met with Utah Senator Mike Lee in the state capital. Lee has since announced that he tested positive on Thursday.
SEPTEMBER 29: Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump wave to supporters as they walk across the South Lawn to Marine One in the White House
SEPTEMBER 29: Vice President Mike Pence (L) looks on as Barrett during a meeting with Pat Cipollone (2nd-L), Mark Meadows (C), White House Chief of Staff, and Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Senate Majority Leader a series of meetings begins to prepare for their confirmation hearing
SEPTEMBER 29: Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden attend their first ever debate on the 2020 presidential campaign in Cleveland, Ohio
Wednesday September 30th: Trump travels to the Minnesota Rally
On September 30, Ivanka Trump shared a picture of her with her father on Air Force One on her Instagram account.
Later that day, the president held an election rally in Duluth, Minnesota.
On the way to the rally, Hicks was pictured with Jared Kushner and other senior White House officials walking from Marine One to Air Force One to escort the President from Washington DC to Minnesota for the rally.
Three Minnesota Congressmen – Representatives Jim Hagedorn, Tom Emmer, and Pete Stauber – also traveled to Air Force One with Trump and Hicks.
The three congressmen also traveled to and from the event in a motorcade with Trump.
At the rally, he was seen in front of a large crowd of people who were not wearing masks and tossed a hat to supporters.
While in Minnesota, Trump also had private conversations with Minnesota Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka, House Minority Leader Kurt Daudt, and former Senate Congressman and Republican candidate Jason Lewis.
Daudt posted a picture of himself with the president on Twitter. In the photo, the two men were both maskless and stood very close together in front of Air Force One.
Trump also participated in a private fundraiser in the Minnetonka suburb of Marty Davis, CEO of Cambria.
Hicks is said to have felt uncomfortable for the first time on Wednesday night when he returned from the rally on the President's plane.
She was quarantined by others on the plane.
SEPTEMBER 30: Ivanka Trump poses with her father at Air Force One the day after the presidential debate
SEPTEMBER 30: Hope Hicks (left), President Trump's chief adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner, and Dan Scavino, White House social media director, join Air Force One to leave Washington with the president and other staff on a campaign trip to Minnesota from Joint Base Andrews, Maryland
SEPTEMBER 30: While in Minnesota, Trump also had a private conversation with Minnesota Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka, House Minority Leader Kurt Daudt, and former Senate Congressman and Republican candidate Jason Lewis. Daudt posted a picture of himself with the president on Twitter
SEPTEMBER 30: Donald Trump, flanked by security guards, throws a hat to supporters as he arrives for a rally at Duluth International Airport in Minnesota
Thursday October 1: Trump visits the round table and fundraiser in New Jersey before flying back to the White House, where he tests positive for COVID-19
On Thursday, Trump continued his schedule, traveling to and from his golf resort in Bedminster, New Jersey to attend two campaign events, despite Hicks showing symptoms and getting sick the day before.
White House chief of staff Mark Meadows said Friday they found out that Hicks had tested positive Thursday afternoon as the president prepared to travel to the fundraiser around 1 p.m.
Despite the fact that he had traveled with Hicks on Air Force One Tuesday and Wednesday and worked with her for much of the week, Trump flew to the New Jersey event.
Sources claim Trump knew Hicks tested positive even earlier Thursday morning.
Its social media director Dan Scavino and press secretary Kayleigh McEnany, originally scheduled for Thursday's trip, were replaced with other staff at the last minute.
At the fundraiser at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, Trump attended a round table of supporters before speaking at a fundraising committee reception.
About 30 to 50 GOP donors came into contact with Trump at the event, and he reportedly met about 19 people privately.
Four well-known attendees included comedian and radio host Joe Piscopo, former Morris County Republican Committee Chairman John Sette, longtime Republican donor Dr. Rich Roberts and Finance Manager Patricia Bosisio Schechter.
Sette confirmed his and Piscopo's participation in Politico, but said he had neither attended the roundtable portion of the event nor took a photo with Trump.
Roberts told The Lakewood Scoop that the private meeting between the president and some of his biggest donors lasted about 45 minutes.
He said Trump mixed up with fundraiser attendees and posed for photos, including meeting the winner of a raffle at the fundraiser.
A woman, finance manager Patricia Bosisio Schechter, wrote on Facebook that she had her picture taken with Trump at the event.
She wrote that "we were literally 30 seconds with him for our photo and never anywhere else".
Trump did not wear a mask at the event, according to the Washington Post.
Meanwhile, Ivanka was seen in Charlotte, North Carolina and mingled with the public that day.
Ivanka, who had shared a photo with her father – both maskless – on Air Force One the day before, participated in talks with Mercedes Schlapp, Trump 2020 Senior Advisor for Strategic Communications, and local Trump supporters.
She was once seen making cotton candy in a shop.
Ivanka wore a mask, but was closer to the public and supporters. She tested negative for the virus on Friday.
Meanwhile, Mike Pence was speaking at a Family Leader Foundation event in Des Moines, Iowa on Thursday.
61-year-old Pence was seen very close to the crowd. He also tested negative for the virus on Friday.
The White House announced Thursday night that Hicks had tested positive for the virus.
Trump flew back to the White House Thursday night and was last seen by reporters walking across the southern White House lawn.
Hours later, Trump and Melania tested positive for coronavirus.
First Lady Melania tweeted, “Like too many Americans this year, @potus & I quarantined at home after testing positive for COVID-19. We're feeling good and I've postponed all upcoming engagements. Please be sure that you are safe and we will all get through this together. & # 39;
OCTOBER 1: President Donald Trump moves from Marine One to Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base
OCTOBER 1: Vice President Mike Pence waves to supporters after speaking at a Family Leader Foundation event and is seen walking around attendees. Pence has since tested negative for COVID-19
1. OKTOBER: Ivanka Trump nimmt an Gesprächen mit Mercedes Schlapp, Senior Advisor für strategische Kommunikation bei Trump 2020, und lokalen Unterstützern auf der America First-Agenda von Präsident Trump in Charlotte, North Carolina, teil
1. OKTOBER: Trump geht gestern Abend nach seiner Rückkehr aus New Jersey über den südlichen Rasen vor dem Weißen Haus, bevor er positiv auf Coronavirus getestet wird
Trump ist 74 Jahre alt, wodurch er einem höheren Risiko für schwerwiegende Komplikationen durch das Virus ausgesetzt ist.
Eine Aussage des Arztes des Weißen Hauses besagte, dass sowohl der Präsident als auch die First Lady "in dieser Zeit in Ordnung" sind, sagte jedoch nicht, ob beide Symptome haben.
Quellen sagten, Trump habe "geringfügige" Symptome, sei träge gewesen und am Mittwochabend bei Air Force One eingeschlafen, erwäge jedoch eine Ansprache an die Nation am Freitag, um dem amerikanischen Volk zu beweisen, dass es immer noch geeignet ist, das Land zu führen.
Wenn Trump schwer krank wird, gibt es Verfassungsverfahren, die es Vizepräsident Pence ermöglichen würden, vorübergehend die Macht zu übernehmen.
Aber wenn Trump unter leichten oder keinen Symptomen leidet, kann der Präsident seine Genesung als Beweis dafür anpreisen, dass das Virus eine weniger schwerwiegende Bedrohung darstellt, als viele glauben.
Who was President Trump in contact with?
RNC-Vorsitzende Ronna McDaniel – POSITIV
Rode Marine One to a rally in Minnesota on Wednesday:
Hope Hicks, Berater des Präsidenten – POSITIV
Jared Kushner – NEGATIV
Dan Scavino, Direktor für soziale Medien – NEGATIV
John McEntee, Direktor des Personalbüros des Präsidenten des Weißen Hauses – UNBEKANNT
Tuesday's debate in Ohio where Trump was traveling with Air Force One:
Rudy Giuliani, personal lawyer. Giuliani hatte das Wochenende im Weißen Haus verbracht, um die Debatten vorzubereiten – UNBEKANNT
Mark Meadows, Stabschef des Weißen Hauses – NEGATIV
Barron Trump – NEGATIV
Donald Trump Jr., Kimberly Guilfoyle – UNBEKANNT
Eric Trump, Lara Trump – UNBEKANNT
Ivanka Trump & Jared Kushner – NEGATIV
Tiffany Trump – UNBEKANNT
Bill Stepien, Kampagnenmanager – UNBEKANNT
Kayleigh McEnany, Pressesprecherin – UNBEKANNT
Der demokratische Kandidat Joe Biden und seine Frau Jill – NEGATIV
Gäste von Trump einschließlich Alice Johnson, who was pardoned of federal drug offenses at the urging of Kim Kardashian – UNKNOWN
Since Saturday in the White House with close exposed contact to Trump:
Amy Coney Barrett, Supreme Court nominee – NEGATIVE
Mitch McConnell – UNKNOWN
Lindsey Graham – UNKNOWN
Vice President Mike Pence – NEGATIVE
Robert Ford, CEO of Abbott Laboratories, who was at the White House on Monday – UNKNOWN
Admiral Brett Geroir, assistant Health and Human Services secretary – UNKNOWN
Alex Azar, HHS secretary – UNKNOWN
East Wing aides, including valets and other White House staff who serve the First Family
Secret Service Protection Agents
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