If President Donald Trump is symptomatic, he will have to quarantine longer: Dr. Scott Gottlieb

CNBC's "Squawk Box" team discusses how President Trump will be treated if he is symptomatic, and what that means for quarantine measures with Dr. Scott Gottlieb, former FDA commissioner. The New York Times reports the president has minor symptoms. For access to live and exclusive video from CNBC subscribe to CNBC PRO: https://cnb.cx/2NGeIvi

President Donald Trump was experiencing “mild symptoms” after testing positive for the coronavirus, White House chief of staff Mark Meadows confirmed to reporters Friday morning.

The news came hours after the president disclosed over Twitter that he and first lady Melania Trump had tested positive.

NBC News earlier reported that Trump spoke to Meadows on Friday morning and is “in good spirits.”

The White House is discussing whether the president will address the country in some manner about his diagnosis.

Trump, who is 74 years old and overweight, is in categories of people considered at high risk for adverse effects from the disease.

Vice President Mike Pence and his wife both tested negative for the virus, the White House announced later Friday. Pence is next in line for the presidency.

White House physician Dr. Sean Conley said in a memo early Friday that he expects Trump to “continue carrying out his duties without disruption while recovering.”

A White House official told CNBC that some staffers who were in contact with the president on Thursday are working from home on Friday.

“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 for that,” Meadows told reporters Friday.

Trump said in his early morning tweet Friday that he and his wife were beginning their quarantine process after the positive test. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines recommend people who believe they may have been exposed to the virus should quarantine for 14 days.

Trump debated Democratic presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday and is scheduled to appear in the second debate on Oct. 15, 13 days after he disclosed his diagnosis. The Commission on Presidential Debates didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment on how Trump’s diagnosis would impact the debates.

The White House physician’s memo came hours after Trump said he would begin the quarantine process after top aide Hope Hicks tested positive for the virus. Hicks had traveled with the president to Tuesday’s debate in Cleveland and was seen not wearing a mask.

Trump’s handling of the coronavirus has been a top issue in the run-up to the 2020 election. In the United States, more than 7.2 million have been infected and more than 207,000 people have died, according to a tally from Johns Hopkins University.

In a taped interview with journalist Bob Woodward, Trump said in mid-March he intentionally played down the virus in order not to “create a panic,” according to CNN, which published audio of the interview. Trump has pushed for schools, businesses and sports leagues to reopen even as cases of the virus rise, and has held campaign events where attendees pack closely together, many without masks.

The Trump administration’s messaging about masks has been inconsistent throughout the pandemic. Officials initially guided Americans not to wear them so they could be reserved for medical professionals, but health officials now advise most people to wear some form of face covering to prevent the spread of the virus.

Still, at Tuesday’s debate, Trump bashed Biden for wearing masks in many of his public appearances.

“I don’t wear masks like him. Every time you see him, he’s got a mask. He could be speaking 200 feet away and he shows up with the biggest mask I’ve ever seen,” Trump said at the event.

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Javier Santos
Javier Santos:
Give him some hydroxychloroquine
Matthew Davis
Matthew Davis:
Minor symptoms indeed. Almost like he doesn’t have it.
J Miller
J Miller:
"If we slow the testing down, we'll have less positive tests": DJT
Bluzewah T.
Bluzewah T.:
The new "Democratic Hoax", DJT.
Becker Kaufman
Becker Kaufman:
“It is what it is”
Van Monroe
Van Monroe:
This qualifies as Trump's "October surprise".
Steve Roe
Steve Roe:
John McCain: "You should have preferred a virus that doesn't get caught."
Mustard Addict
Mustard Addict:
When Boris Johnson had it earlier he ended up in the ICU, and Johnson is in his 50s and less overweight than Trump... Only good thing for Trump is a lot of time has passed and new things may have been learned.
Matt Soreng
Matt Soreng:
I wouldn’t be surprised if they are lying about the diagnosis to get out of the next debate and to try and get some sympathetic votes.
Phil Derrick
Phil Derrick:
Slow the testing down
steven O'Brien
steven O'Brien:
is covid ok?
Edward Savin
Edward Savin:
I hope he didn't dose Joe Biden.
suzi perret
suzi perret:
Who cares? He was careless and the Coronavirus King!
Jerald Macachor
Jerald Macachor:
Don’t worry Mr. President there’s Obamacare.
Max Covfefe
Max Covfefe:
POTUS historically won't share medical info even if it's the worst. Unless he's dead, I doubt we'll know much.
Daniel Tam
Daniel Tam:
"Slow down the testing!!!"
Cat Man
Cat Man:
Herman Caen died very quickly after being diagnosed.
Lord Byron
Lord Byron:
It will disappear lol 😂
Herman Cain laughing from pizza heaven "COME JOIN ME YOU DIMWIT" 🤣
Jim Davis
Jim Davis:
The Boy that Cried WOOF.
Pope Francis
Pope Francis:
"I have the gratest corona ever"
Sharon Checkel
Sharon Checkel:
Good to see Shep!! He looks happy!
muncher man
muncher man:
Just so happend to be 33days before the election.. Mmmmmm for those with eyes to see God bless
Ivermectin kills Covid:sky news did a great piece on this drug and it's effectiveness on covid-19
Why did tested himself. If he would not have tested himself he would not have been positive for Covid.
Peter Scheen
Peter Scheen:
Give him HCQ! He swears by it. So do I, give it to him!
Curtis L
Curtis L:
Time to introduce UV lighting into crevices and a Hydroxy regiment.
turtle & cat
turtle & cat:
It is well known that a having a stake driven through his heart will do the job
Rogelio Marquez
Rogelio Marquez:
He feels himself very safe with the Clorox treatment!!!
battle ov the bulge
battle ov the bulge:
I’m sure there’s some cleaners he can inject
De Harris
De Harris:
Well he good he said the vaccine ready so let’s see if it works lol
what abt that vaccine? we ain't forget trump. let's try it on him first! :))
Vilma Gamboni
Vilma Gamboni:
Clorox!!! one to two cups every hour! I hear some people swear by it! Good luck!
Robert Ronning
Robert Ronning:
Gerson Rodriguez
Gerson Rodriguez:
Stalling the election i see seems sus
Perfect timing for Democrats... hmmmm?
Thanks a lot, Lady X ! What a good news.
Kit Levey
Kit Levey:
Nice to hear some scientific and clear headed reporting, and I would like to thank the president for providing us with yet another news tsunami.
I tried my best to feel sorry for him but just couldn't get there from here. Thank you Mr. Woodward.
Sanoe Dela Cruz
Sanoe Dela Cruz:
I guess we will know for sure if the tweets stop..... one can only pray 🙏
Karen Lee
Karen Lee:
Please quarantine and isolate 😁 😁 😆 😁
Rich Rue
Rich Rue:
"I take no responsibility...." Donald Trump
Karen Bondoc
Karen Bondoc:
Not according to the NIH. But, thanks for the incorrect information.
guitar man
guitar man:
It's a hoax! 😂
I'm rooting for COVID on this one. And I hope he quarantines with the VP and the entire cabinet. Let the virus culture in their systems vote for who it wants to keep, lol.
mario sanchez
mario sanchez:
He is going to quarantine till next year 🤣
Lisa Zheng
Lisa Zheng:
Eva Thompson, I am a little suspicious too.
Isacc Abreham
Isacc Abreham:
Lock Him Up!
Echo Chambers
Echo Chambers:
God Bless and Speedy Recovery Mr President!!!!
Anthony Gladden
Anthony Gladden:
I HOPE HE recovers, I want him to lose the ELECTION FAIR and square so there's no question about the election,
Thanks, Captain Obvious
How do you get symptoms from a hoax?
Noni Khanna
Noni Khanna:
Asian Franchise Academy
Asian Franchise Academy:
Excellent... thank you Karma in action
Indigo Blu
Indigo Blu:
Got distracted: The anchor lady is so cute and Shepard Smith looks very happy on CNBC, best wishes.
Robert Lopez
Robert Lopez:
Pedro Arcinas
Pedro Arcinas:
Rely on wh doctor.
Innis Mor
Innis Mor:
King Trump: "One day COVID is just going to disappear!"
COVID-19: "Checkmate."
How the tables have turn
the thug caught the hoax ! haha !
O S:
So much for Hydroxychloroquine LMAO!
5d chess move
Jay cos
Jay cos:
Jose Flores
Jose Flores:
Maybe Joe Baiden is in risk of COVID-19 after the debate!!!
nebojsa borkovich
nebojsa borkovich:
"Rounding a corner".
Marco .Barrios
Marco .Barrios:
sweet karma... do your job and get it well done!!
Debra Jones
Debra Jones:
Congrats you are the 1,000,001st covid victim and you got a gold coffin.
Earle Van
Earle Van:
Thought this was a hoax though ?
Elaine Trotter
Elaine Trotter:
great to see shep smith again
We need to postpone the election until 2021
Kumar Gurutharan
Kumar Gurutharan:
May god bless you sir
Dennis Wooten
Dennis Wooten:
Covid is the Democrats new hoax 🤯
greg t
greg t:
Don't worry, Mr.President covid 19 disappears like magic
I pray for him...and I pray for our country !! 🇺🇸 🙏
Mark R
Mark R:
💙💙 Vote early!! 💙💙
Ask Tom Hanks how he was cured!!!!!
Justice Psyda
Justice Psyda:
"We will see what happens, I will probably have the best quarantine, the likes you have never seen before."
Judi Christophersen
Judi Christophersen:
Get well soon
Mia May
Mia May:
Time to get the Lysol
Debra Smith
Debra Smith:
Watch for a jail break!
Scott Pierce
Scott Pierce:
With all the screaming back and forth at the debate do we think Joe Biden might have Covid ?.
Aussea More
Aussea More:
A net work of SPECULATION pretending to be news worthy. OH please be done with it will you?
Jedd Joseph
Jedd Joseph:
That's the difference though, in other countries whether you are asymptomatic or symtomaic, you stay isolated until you recover and you are tested days apart and comes out negative. Not whether or not you have symptoms, if you don't show symptoms you are still contagious.
Wasn't aware that one could catch a hoax!
Shawn Robins
Shawn Robins:
What is the ploy??? There is definitely a ploy.
Dana Lorraine Dodds
Dana Lorraine Dodds:
Potentially symptomatic????
Ronald 1963
Ronald 1963:
Yes, thank you Trump you're finished
Yeah right ... lmao .
Bleach! Bleach! Bleach!
Sunshine MM
Sunshine MM:
Lisa Zabriskie
Lisa Zabriskie:
What timing....
Oxy Moron
Oxy Moron:
How could he be infected with a hoax?
Ed Dee
Ed Dee:
David Anthony
David Anthony:
Festus Penda Asino
Festus Penda Asino:
M .M
M .M:
The Democrats did this!
If hve fever coughing.. take Hydroxychloquin 200mg two times a day. AZITHROMYCIN . Zinc.
T C:
She give a great virus