After meeting with lawmakers on Capitol Hill Tuesday afternoon about a potential emergency payroll tax cut, President Donald Trump took questions from reporters. He was asked whether he has been tested for Wuhan virus, given he's come into contact with several lawmakers who are currently self-quarantining.
"I don't think it's a big deal. I would do it," Trump said. "I feel extremely good. I feel very good. But I guess it's not a big deal to get tested and it's something I would do."
"I spoke to the White House doctor, terrific guy, talented guy. He said he sees no reason to do it. There's no symptoms, no anything," he continued. "And you know what? If there were, you people would be the first to know it."
WATCH: President Trump on not having himself tested for coronavirus:— NBC News (@NBCNews) March 10, 2020
“I don't think it's a big deal. I would do it. I don't feel that—any reason. I feel extremely good. I feel very good. But I guess it's not a big deal to get tested and it's something I would do.” - @MSNBC pic.twitter.com/8W1MMB1nCN
Republican Congressmen Paul Gosar, Matt Gaetz, Doug Collins and Mark Meadows have not been diagnosed with Wuhan virus, but put themselves into a 14-day quarantine after spending time with a man who was diagnosed with the disease after the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington D.C. That conference ended 10-days ago.
Tonight we crossed an important threshold: @CPAC ended 9 days ago. According to the experts we consulted that timing w NO NEW corona cases and NO attendees w symptoms is a huge turning point. Over 10,000 in a hotel w the virus present and no one is positive. ????????????— Matt Schlapp (@mschlapp) March 9, 2020
Last week Collins, Gaetz and Meadows shook hands with President Trump. Gaetz traveled with him on Air Force One.