Melania Trump says she has 'mild symptoms' but is 'feeling good'
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Melania TrumpMelania TrumpSchumer calls Trump 'a moron' over coronavirus response Melania Trump gives rally remarks in rare joint appearance with the president The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Election night could be a bit messy MORE on Friday tweeted that she was experiencing “mild symptoms” of COVID-19 after she and President TrumpDonald John TrumpStephen Miller: Trump to further crackdown on illegal immigration if he wins US records 97,000 new COVID-19 cases, shattering daily record Biden leads Trump by 8 points nationally: poll MORE tested positive for the coronavirus. 

“Thank you for the love you are sending our way. I have mild symptoms but overall feeling good,” the first lady said in the tweet.

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Her comments came roughly an hour after a White House official confirmed that the president is also experiencing mild symptoms. According to The New York Times, President Trump seemed to be lethargic during a Thursday fundraiser and fell asleep while flying back from a rally in Minnesota on Wednesday night.

President Trump tweeted early Friday that he and the first lady had tested positive for the virus that has left more than 208,000 dead in the U.S. this year.

"We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!" he tweeted. 

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The White House physician had said in a letter released by the press office that Trump and the first lady were "both well," and that he expected the president to "continue carrying out his duties without disruption while recovering."

The news on the president and first lady immediately followed reports that Trump aide Hope HicksHope Charlotte HicksTrump says ex-staffer who penned 'Anonymous' op-ed should be 'prosecuted' Documents show Trump campaign ignored coronavirus guidelines at Duluth rally: report Trump aide won't get into whether Trump has done debate prep MORE had tested positive for the virus. 

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