Trump re-election campaign grounded after COVID-19 diagnosis

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s re-election campaign is grounded until further notice after the commander-in-chief and the first lady tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday night.

Trump’s re-election campaign has been forced to cancel a rally in Orlando, Fla., on Friday evening and it’s unclear when the president will be able to hit the road again, putting them at an enormous disadvantage with just 32 days until Election Day on Nov. 3.

Meanwhile, Democratic nominee Joe Biden heads to the battleground state of Michigan on Friday to discuss his economic plan in Kent County, an area that Trump won in 2016.

The president will now start quarantining at the White House in Washington, a process that should last a minimum of 10 days, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Trump 2020 has not publicly acknowledged the president’s diagnosis but the news is sure to be a huge blow to the campaign which had been holding multiple rallies in battleground states each week, sometimes more than once per day.

According to a New York Times report, the president is suffering mild cold-like symptoms and had been experiencing lethargy on Thursday at a fundraiser with supporters at this New Jersey golf resort.

The president’s physician released a memo early Friday that said he expected the commander-in-chief “to continue carrying out his duties without disruption.”

According to multiple reports, the president is considering addressing the nation on Friday to allay fears about his condition and plans to host a call with seniors on COVID-19.

In a tweet, Joe Biden wished the couple well, writing: “We will continue to pray for the health and safety of the president and his family.”

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