President Trump Tests Negative for Coronavirus

David Caplan
March 15, 2020 - 3:22 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- President Donald Trump tested negative for coronavirus, the White House announced Saturday night.

"Last night after an in-depth discussion with the President regarding COVID-19 testing, he elected to proceed," according to the statement released by press secretary Stephanie Grisham.

"One week after having dinner with the Brazilian delegation in Mar-a-Lago, the President remains symptom-free. I have been in daily contact with the CDC and White House Coronoavirus Task Force, and we are encouraging the implementation of all their best practices for exposure reduction and transmission mitigation."

The news comes just hours after it announced that anyone who comes in contact with Trump or Vice President Mike Pence will have their temperature checked.

The statement was made after a man in a suit with a no-contact thermometer began checking the temperatures of reporters in the White House press briefing room and workspaces, according to the pool report.

A man who appeared to be a journalist was blocked from entering the briefing room because his temperature was deemed too high. 

VP Press Secretary Katie Miller said the journalist's temperature was taken three times over a 15-minute period and that all three registered above the CDC's 100.4 guidelines. 

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