Donald Trump Confirms Both He And Melania Are Covid-19 Positive: 'We Will Get Through This Together'

Tracey Johnson

President Donald Trump has just tested positive for COVID-19. He made the announcement in the early hours of Friday, October 2, on his Twitter account. The president confirmed that his wife, Melania Trump, has also tested positive for the coronavirus. The president added in the tweet that he and the first lady would immediately begin their quarantine and recovery process and that they would get through this period together.

Melania also presented a positive front on her Twitter account. She added that both she and her husband were doing well and reminded Americans to stay safe.

The announcement came on the heels of the news that Trump's close advisor, Hope Hicks, has also tested positive. The Inquisitr reported that Hicks was in close contact with the president during this past week, flying on Air Force One with him to and from his campaign rally this week. The president confirmed her status a few hours earlier.

"Markets hate uncertainty and this ticks all those boxes," Jeffrey Halley said. He is the senior market analyst for Asia Pacific with Oanda Corp. He elaborated on why the information has sent shockwaves through the finance world.

"Not because of the President alone, but because this potentially means it has spread to the upper-level echelons of the government in the U.S.," he explained.

"The White House medical team and I will maintain a vigilant watch, and I appreciate the support provided by some of our country's greatest medical professionals and institutions. Rest assured I expect the President to continue carrying out his duties without disruption while recovering, and I will keep you updated on any future developments."