On Monday President Trump addressed the fact that Melania Trump, the First Lady, had been tested for the novel Coronavirus, and had tested negative for the pandemic.
During a White House briefing on Monday evening, Trump said, “She’s fine,” after a reporter asked if she had been tested for the virus and if it came back negative. “Negative, yes.”
Melania Trump is among several people in the White House who have been tested for the virus, according to The Hill.
Vice President Mike Pence and Second Lady, Karen Pence, both tested negative for the virus over the weekend.
President Trump has also been tested for the virus, after coming into contact with individuals at Mar-A-Lago in Palm Beach who had been tested positive. President Trump’s test results came back negative as well.
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The president insisted he got tested because of persistent inquiries from the media about his contact with people who had tested positive; the White House physician said that the president did not need to be tested because his contact with the individuals was limited and he exhibited no symptoms.
Ivanka Trump, the president’s daughter and a White House senior adviser, also tested negative for the virus last week after learning that an Australian official she met with in early March tested positive for COVID-19. She also worked from home for a week out of an abundance of caution, returning to her job at the White House on Friday.
Meanwhile, coronavirus has reached into the halls of Congress, with at least two confirmed cases in the House and one in the Senate after Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) revealed he tested positive on Sunday. A growing number of members of Congress have self-quarantined after coming in contact with officials who tested positive.