US President Donald Trump gives a thumbs up as he steps off Air Force One upon arrival at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on October 1, 2020. Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images
President Donald Trump interacted with “dozens” of people after flying to a fundraiser in New Jersey on Thursday even though the White House was already aware that top aide Hope Hicks had tested positive for the coronavirus, according to multiple reports.
Trump announced overnight that he and first lady Melania Trump had tested positive for the coronavirus and would isolate as they recover. The news prompted concerns among White House aides, some of whom privately told The New York Times that Trump “has comorbidities that could make him more susceptible to a severe bout of the virus.”
Trump’s announcement came after Bloomberg News reported that Hicks, one of his closest advisers, had tested positive. Two