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Speaker Pelosi Speaks Out After Trump Contracts Coronavirus

On Friday morning, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi responded to the news about how President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump had contracted the coronavirus.

The Speaker started out by saying how “sad” it was but then quickly pivoted to scolding the President.

“This is tragic, it’s very sad, but it also is something that, again, going into crowds, unmasked, and all the rest, was sort of a brazen invitation for this to happen,” Pelosi said during an interview with MSNBC.

She added: “Sad that it did, but nonetheless, hopeful that it will be a transition to a saner approach to what this virus is all about.”

“Maybe now that people who see the president of the United States, with all the protection he has and the first lady still having this exposure it might be, as you say, a learning experience,” she said earlier in the interview. “More than learning, it has to be something that is acted upon.”

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President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump announced that they both have tested positive for COVID-19 and will quarantine at the White House.

Early on Friday morning, Vice President Mike Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence tested negative for the coronavirus, Axios reported.

Late on Thursday, the president, first lady, and White House aide Hope Hicks tested positive for the virus.

“Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19,” the president tweeted. “We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately.”

He added: “We will get through this TOGETHER!”

A White House source told Fox News shortly after the president’s tweet that he and the first lady are “fine” and are in the quarantine process at the White House.

Melania Trump also tweeted, “As too many Americans have done this year, @POTUS & I are quarantining at home after testing positive for COVID-19. We are feeling good & I have postponed all upcoming engagements. Please be sure you are staying safe & we will all get through this together.”

Democratic nominee Joe Biden has tested negative for COVID-19.

“I’m happy to report that Jill and I have tested negative for COVID. Thank you to everyone for your messages of concern. I hope this serves as a reminder: wear a mask, keep social distance, and wash your hands,” Biden said.

The former vice president and wife Jill Biden were tested for Covid-19 in the wake of Trump’s announcement that he and the First Lady tested positive.

Supreme Court Justice nominee Amy Coney Barrett has tested negative for coronavirus.

White House spokesman Judd Deere said Barrett tested negative for COVID-19 Friday morning and has not been in the presence of the President since Saturday’s ceremony.