President Trump has officially tested negative for COVID-19, according to a letter from White House physician Sean Conley.
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany released a memo from Dr. Conley on Twitter in which he explained, “I can share with you that he has tested NEGATIVE, on consecutive days, using the Abbott BinaxNOW antigen card.”
“Repeatedly negative antigen tests, taken in context with additional clinical and laboratory data, including viral load, subgeneric RNA, and PCR style threshold measurements, as well as an ongoing assessment of viral culture data, all indicate a lack of detectable viral replication,” Conley continued. “This comprehensive data, in concert with the CDC’s guidelines for removal of transmission-based precautions, have informed our medical team’s assessment that the President is not infectious to others.”
— Kayleigh McEnany (@PressSec) October 12, 2020
President Trump returned to the campaign trail on Monday and is hosting a rally in Florida tonight.
Matt Margolis is the author of the new book Airborne: How The Liberal Media Weaponized The Coronavirus Against Donald Trump, and the bestselling book The Worst President in History: The Legacy of Barack Obama. You can follow Matt on Twitter @MattMargolis