There’s Still So Much That’s Been Kept Secret About Trump’s COVID Diagnosis

October 7, 2020
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 05: U.S. President Donald Trump gestures on the Truman Balcony after returning to the White House from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on October 05, 2020 in Washington, DC. Trum... WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 05: U.S. President Donald Trump gestures on the Truman Balcony after returning to the White House from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on October 05, 2020 in Washington, DC. Trump spent three days hospitalized for coronavirus. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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October 7, 2020

White House officials said on Tuesday that in spite of the appearance of rigorous daily coronavirus testing, President Donald Trump had not been tested everyday for COVID-19 before he announced he had fallen ill with the virus last week.

A senior administration official would only confirm to The New York Times on Tuesday that Trump was tested “regularly,” which provides new insight into a still fairly opaque understanding of how the President contracted the virus. Trump’s diagnosis has rattled the White House, which has since become something of a coronavirus hotspot.

Follow along with the TPM staff as we cover this ongoing story:

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White House officials said on Tuesday that in spite of the appearance of rigorous daily coronavirus testing, President Donald Trump had not been tested everyday for COVID-19 before he announced he had fallen ill with the virus last week.

A senior administration official would only confirm to The New York Times on Tuesday that Trump was tested “regularly,” which provides new insight into a still fairly opaque understanding of how the President contracted the virus. Trump’s diagnosis has rattled the White House, which has since become something of a coronavirus hotspot.

Follow along with the TPM staff as we cover this ongoing story:

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