During a press conference with business executives, the Wuhan coronavirus task force and reporters Friday afternoon from the White House Rose Garden, President Trump said it is likely he will take a test for the virus.
"I think I will do it," Trump said. "Fairly soon, we’re working out a schedule."
Over the past two weeks, President Trump has shaken hands with a number of individuals who were in direct contact with virus victims, including Republican Congressmen Doug Collins, Matt Gaetz and his new White House Chief-of-Staff Mark Meadows. All three of the congressmen self-quarantined for two weeks. None of them showed any symptoms of the disease.
More alarmingly, over the weekend President Trump shook hands and took a picture with Fábio Wajngarten, the communications director for Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro. Bolsonaro has been diagnosed positive with the disease this week.
The guy standing to Trump’s left just tested positive for coronavirus, according to Brazilian media. Fabio Wajngarten posted this photo, taken during meetings at Mar-a-Lago, five days ago. pic.twitter.com/qioU4qIlxl— Gabriel Stargardter (@gabstargardter) March 12, 2020
Miami Mayor Francis Suarez has tested positive for COVID-19, four days after he attended an event w/ Fabio Wajngarten, an aide to Brazil's president and who tested positive for the virus.— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) March 13, 2020
Note: Pres Trump was also around Wajngarten in FL at Mar-a-Lago. https://t.co/OZI63GpN3V