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Good news: Trump tests negative for the coronavirus, White House physician announces


'I received confirmation that the test is negative'

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The White House physician announced on Saturday that President Donald Trump has tested negative for the coronavirus, according to CNBC.

The president said on Friday he would take the test after reporters questioned whether he may have been infected by a spokesman for Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro who tested positive for the virus. President Trump had dined with the Brazilian leader and his aide earlier in the week at the Mar-a-Lago resort. Bolsonaro said on Friday that his own test results showed that he was negative.

Trump's personal doctor stated that despite being in close proximity to several people who tested positive for the illness, the American leader showed no signs of having been infected by COVID-19.

"One week after having dinner with the Brazilian delegation in Mar-a-Lago, the President remains symptom-free," Sean Conley, the president's physician, said in a memo.

Still, according to Conley who said he had an "in-depth discussion" with Trump regarding COVID-19 testing, the nation's commander in chief "elected to proceed" with the exam.

"This evening, I received confirmation that the test is negative," the president's personal doctor added while noting he has been in "daily contact" with the White House's coronavirus task force, as well as the Center for Disease Control.

“We are encouraging the implementation of all their best practices for exposure reduction and transmission mitigation," he said.

On Saturday, Vice President Mike Pence said that he and his wife have not yet been tested but they would consider doing it.

"I'm going to speak immediately after this press conference with White House physician's office," Pence said. "Mrs. Pence and I would be more than happy to be tested."

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