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Trump experiencing mild symptoms after testing positive for virus

President TrumpDonald John TrumpFox News president, top anchors advised to quarantine after coronavirus exposure: report Six notable moments from Trump and Biden's '60 Minutes' interviews Biden on attacks on mental fitness: Trump thought '9/11 attack was 7/11 attack' MORE is experiencing mild symptoms after testing positive for COVID-19, a White House official said Friday.

The president is expected to continue working in some capacity while in quarantine, and he has a phone call scheduled for Friday afternoon on providing COVID-19 support to vulnerable seniors.

According to The New York Times, which first reported Trump had mild symptoms, the president appeared lethargic during a Thursday fundraiser, and he fell asleep while flying back from a rally in Minnesota on Wednesday night.

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White House chief of staff Mark MeadowsMark Randall MeadowsPence's 'body man' among aides who tested positive for coronavirus: report Murphy says US would be 'better off' if Trump admin 'did nothing' on coronavirus Biden: Meadows coronavirus remark a 'candid acknowledgement' of Trump strategy 'to wave the white flag' MORE confirmed to reporters later Friday morning that the president was dealing with mild symptoms, but said his spirits remained high.

"The president does have mild symptoms, and as we look to try to make sure that not only his health and safety and welfare is good, we continue to look at that for all of the American people," Meadows said.

He would not divulge how Trump was being treated for the virus, but said the president's physician was providing care in the White House residence.

Meadows said he'd spoken to the president "a number of times" on Friday and that Trump was asking about the economy. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellSenate Democrats hold talkathon to protest Barrett's Supreme Court nomination Trump looms over Ernst's tough reelection fight in Iowa Democratic senator votes against advancing Amy Coney Barrett nomination while wearing RBG mask MORE (R-Ky.) tweeted that he'd also spoken to Trump about the Supreme Court confirmation process for Judge Amy Coney Barrett.

The first lady tweeted that she had "mild symptoms but overall feeling good."

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Trump revealed early Friday that he and first lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpPence travel questioned after aides test positive Pence adviser Marty Obst tests positive for COVID-19 Documents show Trump campaign ignored coronavirus guidelines at Duluth rally: report MORE had tested positive for the virus that has killed more than 200,000 people 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 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 Trumps' positive diagnoses came hours after it was reported that Hope HicksHope Charlotte HicksDocuments show Trump campaign ignored coronavirus guidelines at Duluth rally: report Trump aide won't get into whether Trump has done debate prep Trump seeks to change race with final debate MORE, one of the president's top aides, had contracted the virus. Hicks traveled with Trump aboard Air Force One on Tuesday to the first presidential debate and on Wednesday to a rally in Minnesota.

The president attended a fundraiser in New Jersey on Thursday. In total, dozens of West Wing staffers, administration officials, donors and support staff may have been exposed to the virus.

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There were no additional positive tests immediately reported in the West Wing, though the White House has not typically disclosed such developments. Vice President Pence, senior advisers Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerLincoln Project attorney on billboards lawsuit threat: 'Please peddle your scare tactics elsewhere' Biden pushes back on Trump: 'Crass' to go after political rival's children Lawyers for Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner threaten to sue Lincoln Project over Times Square billboards MORE and Ivanka TrumpIvana (Ivanka) Marie TrumpLincoln Project attorney on billboards lawsuit threat: 'Please peddle your scare tactics elsewhere' Biden pushes back on Trump: 'Crass' to go after political rival's children Lawyers for Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner threaten to sue Lincoln Project over Times Square billboards MORE and Treasury Secretary Steven MnuchinSteven Terner MnuchinPelosi dismisses talk of White House compromise on stimulus: They 'keep moving the goal post' Sunday shows preview: Trump, Biden gear up for final sprint to Election Day Hillicon Valley: Treasury sanctions Russian group accused of targeting critical facilities | Appeals court rules Uber, Lyft must comply with labor laws | Biden: Countries that target US elections will 'pay a price' MORE all tested negative on Friday morning.

Meadows acknowledged that it was likely more White House staffers and officials will test positive in the coming days.

"I fully expect that, as this virus continues to go on, other people in the White House will certainly have a positive test result, and we’ve got the mitigation plan in place to make sure the government not only continues to move forward but the work of the American people continues to move forward," he said.

—Updated at 11:26 a.m.