President Donald Trump Takes Coronavirus Test, Results Expected Soon
President Donald Trump revealed that he had taken a coronavirus test during a press conference on Saturday. Test results are expected back soon, although there’s no indication that President Trump is exhibiting symptoms of the disease.
The President stated that he took the test because of hysteria from the press.
Trump announces he took #coronavirus test 'last night', despite his doctor's 11:55 pm memo to reporters that it wasn't needed
Results are due in 'a day or two days'
Trump: 'I decided I should based on the press conference yesterday… only because the press is going crazy' pic.twitter.com/2s2KCVcuxy
— Steven Nelson (@stevennelson10) March 14, 2020
Some have claimed that the President is at risk because of his proximity to Fabio Wajngarten, a press secretary to Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, during an event at Mar-a-Lago on Wednesday. The Brazilian official ended up testing positive for the disease. Bolsonaro himself has taken a test that indicates he doesn’t have the disease, despite a bevvy of fake news from mainstream media operatives who fell for bogus reports claiming that he was carrying coronavirus.
The White House physician had earlier indicated there was no need for the President to take a coronavirus test. But the results will likely force the media to focus on more pressing elements of the federal government’s response to Chinese coronavirus, as opposed to far-fetched claims of the President himself being infected.
Stock markets launched upwards on Friday after President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency, enabling the use of more than $50 billion in disaster funds to combat the spread of the viral disease. Containment of the disease this week could prove crucial in limiting it to a temporary scare, or a widespread health pandemic in the United States.