The President of the United States, Donald Trump, has tested positive for COVID-19.

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Trump made the announcement on his favorite social media site, Twitter, just after midnight on Friday, October 2, 2020.  He tweeted that he and the First Lady, Melania Trump, both have the virus, which has killed more than 200,000 people in the U.S.,

"Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!"

Trump has been waging a war against mask wearing and disagrees with the scientists, even his own, when it comes to COVID-19. He has held many rallies wear there have been thousands of mask-less people in attendance. He has become like the poster-boy for anti-maskers in the U.S., who argue that it's their right not to wear masks.

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Recently here in WNY, a group held a pro-Trump, anti-mask rally in Hamburg.  While I do believe that anti-maskers do have the right to choose not to protect themselves by wearing a mask, unfortunately they put everyone else at risk.

Trump may have contracted COVID-19 from one of his senior staff members, Hope Hicks. Or, he or another staff member may have been the spreader.  Hicks just happened to be the first person, at least publicly, that we know of who tested positive. She started feeling symptoms on Wednesday, according to a report on CNN. Before his announcement, earlier on Thursday, October 1, 2020, 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!"

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