Trump Refuses To Get Tested For Coronavirus Despite Contact Congressmen Who’ve Been Exposed
U.S. President Donald Trump, 73, has not yet been tested for the coronavirus despite having had contact with several congressmen who have tested positive.
White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham stated, “The President has not received COVID-19 testing because he has neither had prolonged close contact with any known confirmed COVID-19 patients, nor does he have any symptoms. President Trump remains in excellent health, and his physician will continue to closely monitor him.”
Rep. Doug Collins (R-Georgia) and Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Florida) both decided to stay home after they came in contact with an individual who has been hospitalized with coronavirus at the Conservative Political Action Conference. Both Collins and Gaetz were in contact with Trump on March 6.
In addition, Tump’s chief of staff announced on Monday that he is under “self-quarantine” despite testing negative for the virus as a precaution.
“I’m not concerned at all,” Trump told reporters on Saturday.
The President has not changed his presidential routine and continues to attend large events with big audiences despite warnings from top medical officers.
“While we have asked all Americans to exercise commonsense hygiene measures, we are conducting business as usual,” Grisham stated.
Visitors to the White House must disclose which countries they have traveled to within the past 30 days and workers have been notified via email to frequently wash their hands.
Trump claimed that the public is overreacting to the coronavirus on his Twitter March 9.
So last year 37,000 Americans died from the common Flu. It averages between 27,000 and 70,000 per year. Nothing is shut down, life & the economy go on. At this moment there are 546 confirmed cases of CoronaVirus, with 22 deaths. Think about that!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 9, 2020
700 people in the United States have been confirmed with the virus and over 25 have been killed.