President Trump and First Lady test positive for COVID-19

by | Oct 2, 2020 | 5 Ag Stories, News

The United States is waking up to something they may not have expected or maybe they did. Either way, President Donald Trump confirmed overnight that he and First Lady Melania Trump have both tested positive for COVID-19.

News broke Thursday night that one of the President?s Aides, Hope Hicks, had contracted the virus. She had traveled with the First Family to the Presidential Debate on Tuesday aboard Air Force One. This means there is a chance that Democratic Presidential Candidate Joe Biden may also have been exposed. The former Vice President will be getting tested today.

President Trump is 74 years old, and in a susceptible age group for dealing with the virus. However, White House Physician Dr. Sean Conley has released a statement that the President is ?doing well? and not showing any of the symptoms associated with the disease at this point. All events for the President and First Lady have been either canceled or postponed. The President added in his tweet that they will quarantine in the White House.

The markets have reacted negatively with the DOW losing almost 350 points, and grain futures taking a small pause following their heavy climb which started on Wednesday.

We are 32 days away from a Presidential election with the incumbent testing positive for a pandemic virus and the challenger going through testing as well. It certainly makes for an interesting sprint to the finish line in this already crazy 2020.