Trump Tests Negative For COVID-19, Doctor Says

President Donald Trump speaks at a press conference on COVID-19 in the Rose Garden of the White House on March 13, 2020. (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)
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March 14, 2020 12:33 p.m.
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President Donald Trump has tested negative for COVID-19, his physician said Saturday.

“This evening I received confirmation that the test is negative,” Sean P. Conley, the President’s physician, said in a memo.

Trump announced earlier in the day that he’d been tested Friday night.

”I also took the test last night, and I decided I should based on the press conference yesterday,” he said at a press briefing. “People were asking, did I take the test?”

The President said at the the time that he expected to receive results within a day or two.

Trump also said he had gotten his temperature taken before Saturday’s press conference, and that it was “totally normal.” For the first time Saturday, reporters and others in close contact with the President and vice president had their temperatures taken by a White House doctor.

The President in recent days has interacted with several people who later tested positive for COVID-19, or otherwise self-quarantined as a precaution, including at his Mar-a-Lago club.

Trump said a press conference Friday that he would “most likely” get tested, though Conley subsequently said in a letter released around midnight that a test wasn’t necessary.

This post has been updated.

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