(PatrioticPost.com)- Following the news that President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump tested positive for COVID-19, Vice President Mike Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence tested negative. The vice president took the test following news in the early hours of Friday morning that the president had contracted the virus.
Devin O’Malley, the press secretary for Mike Pence, said that the vice president was tested for the virus every day.
“This morning, Vice President Pence and Second Lady tested negative for COVID-19,” he said in a tweet.
As has been routine for months, Vice President Pence is tested for COVID-19 every day. This morning, Vice President Pence and the Second Lady tested negative for COVID-19. Vice President Pence remains in good health and wishes the Trumps well in their recovery.
— Devin O’Malley (@VPPressSec) October 2, 2020
O’Malley confirmed that the vice president remains in good health and wishes President Trump and the First Lady well in their recovery.
It means that, while the second presidential debate is now uncertain, the vice presidential debate expected on Tuesday is still going ahead.
Vice President Pence expressed his concern for the president and the first lady an hour after the president Tweeted the news about his positive test.
“Karen and I send our love and prayers to our dear friends President @realDonaldTrump and @FLORUS Melania Trump,” he said.
Karen and I send our love and prayers to our dear friends President @realDonaldTrump and @FLOTUS Melania Trump. We join millions across America praying for their full and swift recovery. God bless you President Trump & our wonderful First Lady Melania.
— Mike Pence (@Mike_Pence) October 2, 2020
White House physician Dr. Sean Conley told the press that President Donald Trump was being watched by his medical team but continues to perform his duties as normal.
“This evening I received confirmation that both President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus,” he said in an official statement. “The President and First Lady are both well at this time, and they plan to remain at home within the White House during their convalescence.”
With President Donald Trump confined to the White House during the final weeks of the campaign, more eyes will be on Vice President Mike Pence in his campaigning efforts and upcoming debate with California Senator Kamala Harris.