President Donald Trump said to have minor Covid-19 symptoms: New York Times report

CNBC's Eamon Javers reports on President Trump's possible coronavirus symptoms, quarantine measures for Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and more. For access to live and exclusive video from CNBC subscribe to CNBC PRO:

President Donald Trump announced early Friday he and first lady Melania Trump have tested positive for coronavirus, plunging the United States into further upheaval and uncertainty just over a month away from Election Day.
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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100+ comentarios:

IsLu DeReA
IsLu DeReA:
He can do what he suggested a few weeks ago. Drink or inject himself desinfectant. It will work!
*in his own words .... "it is what it is" ... maybe try the disinfectant treatment ..*
Derek Requiem
Derek Requiem:
So I said to my people, "SLOW THE TESTING DOWN PLEASE!"
Tony Hernandez
Tony Hernandez:
Trump if he survives: “I have made the greatest the absolute greatest COVID recovery in the history of the United States. No one has ever done a better recovery than me. I’m telling you the doctors they said wow we have never seen a better recovery.”
Ray Mak
Ray Mak:
Minor symptoms?!
Moses winston
Moses winston:
Yeah fox news cut off their comments section 😂❗
Polly Reynolds
Polly Reynolds:
He shouldn't have tested then he wouldn't have it DUH!
“I really don’t care, do u?” “It is what it is”
"I'm going to recovery bigly, the best recovery the world has ever seen"
dr. Carmichael
dr. Carmichael:
You can deny reality as much as you want. Eventually it's going to catch up with you.
Tee Hamp
Tee Hamp:
Trump needs to stop listening to conspiracy theorists and FOX and take this virus seriously
L Kendrix
L Kendrix:
I would like to publicly thank Donald Trump for being the test dummy for hydroxychloroquine! Now we know it doesn’t work!
So he's not asymptomatic. Which means symptoms will probably escalate over the next few days.
Bucket Head Fan
Bucket Head Fan:
I'm sure his pet miracle drug, Hydrocjloroquine, will have him feeling tremendous in no time!
J O E Y:
Well, he can start his Lysol treatment now.
cold catz
cold catz:
I’m just reading your title “minor covid 19 symptoms”
This is not a migraine!
you have it or not
Most likely got sand in your mangina! Therefore Manginaitis
symptoms are showing
oh no
oh no:
like being slightly pregnant
Tracy Evans
Tracy Evans:
Even if he has minor symptoms now it doesn't mean it will stay that way. Day ten of the virus is the one to look out for. People who have had mild symptoms have developed serious issues at day 10.
“The coomee!!”
"We have it totally under control"
Bryan Mauro
Bryan Mauro:
It is what it is.
Terrie Tackett
Terrie Tackett:
I’m sure the Biden’s are, behind closed doors, doing a happy dance....
O_O 0_0
O_O 0_0:
Life is so short one day you are here next day you are gone. All we accumulate is left here can’t take anything with us.
Black Bear Custom Kydex
Black Bear Custom Kydex:
"...we know now, according to CNN..." Yeah, really not boosting my confidence lol
A Zealous Boy
A Zealous Boy:
This is what happens when you don’t care about your citizens
Alan Morris
Alan Morris:
This is what happens when you're careless and reckless enough to go without a mask. My dad used to tell me, "A hard head totes a sore ass."
Brichanise Terrell
Brichanise Terrell:
Romans 10:9
New International Version
If you declare with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
Tee Hamp
Tee Hamp:
I thought he was taking that hydro Clorox crap
booby scoo too
booby scoo too:
If Trump dies, Pence will be President for a few months. I wonder what he's thinking, lol.
Janos K
Janos K:
All news from USA seems like Hollywood blockbusters these days.
Mister Hill
Mister Hill:
I would love to hear the Covid19 victims or their surviving family's reaction to this.
I wonder how long you have to be infected before you start showing symptoms? Trump might have been spreading the virus around for a week before he was diagnosed with it.
Charles Johnson
Charles Johnson:
Maybe now he'll take precautions to quell the spread.
(Well, we can only hope.)
Bintu Deen
Bintu Deen:
Joe Biden u know u want to laugh so hard
Michael Reyes
Michael Reyes:
Typical “low quality” from the Mainstream Media 🤷🏽‍♂️ 😂
"... assuming we're all listening to those same scientists... All of those on stage of the debate should have been tested... Remember asymptomatic airrosol human to humans transmission over 20 meters etc.!?"
"It is what it is"- donald plump
Trump in the interview with Woodward February 7: "It's also more deadly than even your strenuous flus." "This is more deadly. This is five per- you know, this is five percent versus one percent and less than one percent. You know? So, this is deadly stuff,"

Trump on February 26: "The 15 (cases in the US) within a couple of days is going to be down to close to zero.”
Correspondent D.
Correspondent D.:
Can't wait to bury him fast. There is a fridge truck awaiting outside the WH
Arturo Cruz
Arturo Cruz:
Prayers he get well. And knock some sense into him
Natalia Ruiz
Natalia Ruiz:
When you work hard over 100 hours a week you may get the sniffles from time to time. He’ll be fine for mais quatro anos.
Autumn Dark
Autumn Dark:
It seems Scump knew he was sick here a week ago..."emergency call" "big phone call" and his behaviour/body language on stage as well as others near him etc...
7 to 10 days timeline and its 8 days since then so should be critical about now .... Let's see what the next few hours bring

This would mean he knowingly risked countless other lives
Ed Rock
Ed Rock:
God bless them sending love to both.
Daniel Duvalle
Daniel Duvalle:
Sure. The symptoms are minor until they're major.
Zell dincht
Zell dincht:
He tested positive for covid. Supposedly
Fady Shia
Fady Shia:
I haven't seen Liberals this mad since yesterday. Your tears bring me joy. Iraqi-American for Trump 2020 !!
Phuong Ho
Phuong Ho:
Shouldve never taken that test, he wouldn't have tested positive. Lmao
Jake Hardman
Jake Hardman:
I can see some experts sweating over there stance on hydroxychloriquine when he recovers
Jarvis Sdot
Jarvis Sdot:
all of a sudden when you gotta debate you get covid-19 🤔
Jon Snow
Jon Snow:
Remember guys Boris Johnson catching it he went into icu looked terrible barely survived and he’s much younger then trump and healthier please god 🧎‍♀️
Sharon Odom
Sharon Odom:
Joe Biden is praying for their recovery--praying to who, "oh you know the thing"?!
VW T6 with Rick
VW T6 with Rick:
Mr President do you have Covid 19. “ your telling me for the first time I never heard of Covid 19 but were looking at it very strongly, you’ll be hearing more in two weeks, no one did a better job than I did with contracting the China virus. So I said to my people less testing please. And I got it better than anyone else. Doctors said Im amazing. So stand back and stand by
estee hmar
estee hmar:
7 months ago he said " treat it like you treat the flu..i hope he gets that treatment"
Kyle Murphy
Kyle Murphy:
Why Joe lieing🤣
Well said, thank you
Wow so you’re telling me not wearing a mask, and hosting crowded rallies every week can lead to contracting coronavirus, wow somebody should’ve told Trump...
Initially, Boris Johnson had mild symptoms.
Locked And Loaded Entertainment
Locked And Loaded Entertainment:
Perfect 💞💕💞 cast out fear
Early days yet.
He's got a looooong way to go !
Hannah Young
Hannah Young:
Haha revenge dr. 🍊
Uncle Asian
Uncle Asian:
He fell asleep and was lethargic...great report guys 😂
Alex Lex
Alex Lex:
MINOR SYMPTOMS! It will soon pass. Godspeed!
Randy Roggenbuck
Randy Roggenbuck:
As long as he and his wife have symptoms they have to quarantine for 2 weeks just like any other person. If they let him out of quarantine early this will show a double standard between the president and the American public. And that should lose him even more votes because it shows that he's better than the people are
xavierboyz8 x
xavierboyz8 x:
They said the symptoms of boris were minor also, then 6 days later he was admitted to the ICU? He is also 18 years younger then trump. 🤔🤔🤔🤔
SP-404 HypNodiQ SoundJunkie
SP-404 HypNodiQ SoundJunkie:
I’m selling my Akai S2000 on eBay
Death Cheaters Guild
Death Cheaters Guild:
Sly as a fox 🦊, slippery as a snake 🐍, potentially DJ T can be completely faking this whole scenario to get out of the presidential debates, and to keep the focus on him as usual and NOT the American 🇺🇸 people! 🤔
What!? The hydroxychloroquine didn't work I just spent a fortune on that. 🤣
Dan Berkey
Dan Berkey:
Gosh, I'm so worried about him!!!!
Baby Teano
Baby Teano:
I did a double take when I saw Shepherd Smith.
D Red
D Red:
haha its funny as hell he sick
Buck Futter
Buck Futter:
Long term effects on the brain..... So how many years has he had it?

Get the bleach injection stat
Paul Nye
Paul Nye:
Wait, there's a pandemic?
Ko0liad Wolf
Ko0liad Wolf:
LMFAOOO why at all time have to be this time he got covid19 "Supposely" let another doctor that isn't his doctor do the test we will all know if trump being honest
ehehehe this is the best thing that's ever happened to me
Courteney Smith
Courteney Smith:
I hope he makes it I want him to win
hope it worsens 😻😍🥰♥️❤️
Jj Av
Jj Av:
He recovered. Your prayers to hades did not work. Lol.
My sincere condolences to the Covid family
Nibs Sean
Nibs Sean:
The simpsons finna pull anotha winn
TnT FoX:
New Conspiracy theory!
Trump got positive on purpose to infect Biden!
Kristan Rae Stops
Kristan Rae Stops:
Ralph Foster
Ralph Foster:
Too bad,we should ALL Pray for their Healing & thorough recovery & that it spreads NO further, in Jesus all powerful all Beautiful Name,
Amen!!!! <3
Thank God for this miracle.
Jai Norman
Jai Norman:
Good for him 😅😅
Roslyn Jordan
Roslyn Jordan:
No kidding, I thought the virus was a hoax,🤔.......smh
Angel King
Angel King:
El Impoluto
El Impoluto:
Indri Mezini
Indri Mezini:
I thought Covid 19 either you have it or you don't,, positive or negative,,since when they start with this minor thing??a little bit?? this and that and nick and knock??
Jason Smith
Jason Smith:
Just minor, no biggie
Central Scrutinizer
Central Scrutinizer:
What Biden Tweeted: Get well soon, praying for you. 👍
What Biden is really thinking. "We got him." 👌
Raj Mahima
Raj Mahima:
Get well soon sir.You will have long and healthy life. God bless you sir.
Renewed Rebecca
Renewed Rebecca:
Theres different coronaviruses and theres covid-19, be specific reporters!
mario rocha
mario rocha:
Minor symptoms huh
j g
j g:
the only test that he didn't pay someone else to take. "it is what IT is"
Jay Blair
Jay Blair:
They already assuming and reporting what ever they like...seemed lethargic lol
Rizwan Shafique
Rizwan Shafique:
Thanks god
Luna Lea
Luna Lea:
Play silly games, get silly prizes!🤫
Mike Rix
Mike Rix:
Well, i hope he makes a full recovery.🙏🏾