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Melania Trump says she has ‘mild symptoms’ but is ‘feeling good’

Greg Nash

Melania Trump on Friday tweeted that she was experiencing “mild symptoms” of COVID-19 after she and President Trump 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.

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. 

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 Hicks had tested positive for the virus. 

As of Friday morning, the president’s daughter Ivanka Trump and son-in-law Jared Kushner have both tested negative, as have Vice President Pence, second lady Karen Pence and White House chief of staff Mark Meadows.

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