Just 32 days until the election, and 2 days after the first presidential debate of 2020, the President and the First Lady both test positive for COVID-19. The President tweeted the announcement late Thursday (10/1/2020) night.
Administration officials were surprise it hadn’t happened sooner.
CBS News White House correspondent Weijia Jiang reported that administration officials had expressed surprise for weeks that the virus hadn’t been detected among White House officials, given Mr. Trump’s own unenthusiastic embrace of measures recommended by senior health officials.
The president has often flouting his own administration’s guidelines on social distancing, mask-wearing and not gathering in large groups.Source: CBS News
Stock markets around the world reacted negatively to the news; risk aversion set in.
Later in the morning, Biden and his wife, tested negative for the virus.
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his wife, Jill Biden, tested negative for coronavirus on Friday morning, the Bidens’ doctor said, following President Donald Trump’s disclosure that he had tested positive just days after the first debate.Source: CNN