Donald Trump and his wife Melania Trump have tested positive for coronavirus just one month shy of the US election on November 3. The US President is said to be in “good spirits” after contracting the virus but has been sent to Walter Reed military hospital as a ”precaution” the White House has announced tonight. Express.co.uk has compiled a timeline to explain where the couple were ahead of their positive test result.
There is just one month until Americans head to the polls to vote in the next US presidential election on November 3.
Donald Trump and his wife Melania, like their opponents Joe Biden and his wife Jill, have been busy on the campaign trail.
President Trump was moved to a military hospital as a precaution following his positive coronavirus test result on Friday.
He left Walter Reed Medical Center in Maryland on Sunday.
On Saturday, September 26, Mr Trump held a reception for evangelical faith leaders inside the Oval Office.
The US President held a press conference in the Rose Garden at the White House and travelled to Pennsylvania for a rally that evening before returning to the White House at 10pm.
Mr Trump held a news conference at the White House on Sunday, September 27.
After which he and Melania held a reception for Gold Star families.
Gold Star families are relatives of US military members who died in battle.
On Monday, Mr Trump remained at the White House, appearing only once that day to deliver his daily coronavirus briefing from the Rose Garden.
During this briefing, administration officials such as Vice President Mike Pence, members of Congress and other state officials attended the briefing.
Mr Trump also surveyed a truck which was produced by Lordstown Motors on the south lawn with two members of Congress and three representatives from the manufacturer that day.
The US President and the first lady travelled to Bedminster in New Jersey on October 1, without his aide Hope Hicks who was self-isolating.
The couple attended New Jersey for a round table event and a fundraiser.
Several members of Mr Trump’s campaign party who were in close proximity to the President’s aide decided not to attend the event.
The Trump couple returned to the White House by 6.30pm and he delivered a live broadcast address to the annual Alfred E. Smith memorial foundation dinner in New York.
After a Fox News address, Mr Trump confirmed Ms Hicks had tested positive for the virus and said he and Melania were now self-isolating.
He tweeted: “Hope Hicks, who has been working so hard without even taking a small break, has just tested positive for COVID-19.
“Terrible! The First Lady and I are waiting for our test results. In the meantime, we will begin our quarantine process!”
Mr Trump confirmed his and Melania’s diagnosis around 1am on Friday, October 2.
He tweeted: “Tonight @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!”
The couple are said to be doing “well at this time” and plan to remain at home within the White House during their convalescence.
Over the past week, the couple have been in close contact with at least 18 members of his family and campaign party including:
- The President’s daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband and senior adviser to the president Jared Kushner
- Mr Trump’s son Eric Trump and his wife Lara Trump
- Mr Trump’s daughter Tiffany Trump
- White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany
- Republican representative for Ohio, Jim Jordan
- Justice campaigner Alice Marie Johnson
- National security adviser Robert O’Brien
- Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani
- White House chief of staff Mark Meadows
- Adviser Kimberly Guilfoyle
- Adviser Derek Lyons
- Campaign manager Bill Stepien
- Senior adviser Jason Miller
- Press assistant Gaby Hurt
- White House deputy chief of staff for communications Dan Scavino
- Senior policy adviser Stephen Miller.