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.
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.