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White House Says Trump Showing Mild Covid-19 Symptoms

I’m not going to get into any particular treatment that he may or may not have. He has mild symptoms, as we look at that the doctor will continue to provide expertise in the residence. He’s in the residence now. Actually, as we look at this, I’m not going to get into the tick-tock. I can tell you, in terms of Hope, Hope Hicks, we discovered that right as the Marine One was taking off yesterday — we actually pulled some of the people that had been traveling and in in close contact. The reason why it was reported out and just frankly, is that we had already started the contact tracing just prior to that event. As you know, last night even in the early hours of this morning, the minute we got a confirmatory test on the president we felt like it was important to get the news

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Trump has mild Covid symptoms



Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie


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US President Donald Trump has mild symptoms of coronavirus after he and his wife Melania tested positive for the illness, the White House says.

Mr Trump’s chief of staff said the president was “on the job” and “in good spirits”, adding that he expected him to make a quick recovery.

The news comes just over a month before presidential elections, where he will face Democratic challenger Joe Biden.

Other close members of Trump’s family have tested negative.

Officials said the process of tracking all the president’s contacts in recent days was ongoing. adding that Mr Trump was considering how he might address the nation or otherwise communicate with the American people on Friday.

On Thursday, the first couple said they intended to self-isolate after one of Mr Trump’s closest aides, Hope Hicks, tested positive. Soon afterwards they too received positive test results.



Donald Trump et al. looking at the camera: Ms Hicks (R) is said to be experiencing symptoms


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Trump showing mild COVID symptoms as positive test rocks White House, campaign

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump is experiencing mild symptoms after testing positive for the coronavirus, administration officials said on Friday, as the White House and presidential election campaign scrambled to adjust to the bombshell development.

Trump, who has played down the threat of the coronavirus pandemic from the outset, said he and his wife Melania had tested positive for the deadly virus and were going into quarantine. Their son Barron had tested negative, a White House official said.

Trump is not incapacitated and is working in isolation to avoid infecting others, a White House official said. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said the president, 74, was exhibiting mild symptoms. They gave no more details.

“We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!” Trump said in a tweet early on Friday morning.

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Enjoy Mild June Days While Planting & Pruning in the Garden

Longer daylight hours and typically cool June weather means this month is the ideal time to plant, prune and make changes in the yard.

Plant Perennials for Summer Flowers: Pick up several of these easy-care perennials are at your local nursery and plant them in June: Spanish lavender, Echinacea, salvia, yarrow and California native iris. All love summer heat and full sun and once planted, they’ll continue to bloom through most of fall.

Annuals Add Summer Color Too: Some flowers only bloom in summer and then they’re gone for the year. For great splashes of summer color, add these plants to your garden: wax begonias, zinnias, nasturtiums, petunias, marigolds and snapdragons. Because they are temporary, all require little or no maintenance.

Add Succulents To Your Landscape: Succulents provide an interesting contrast to typical garden plants and shrubs. True to their desert origin, they require little watering. Easy-to-care-for succulents include jade … Read More