Trump says he was tested for coronavirus as White House begins checking visitors for fever
“Infectious Ted laid in his bed, sickening his wife, he’d not leave her. It’s OK, he pled, for the Whitehouse had said, the virus came only with a fever. This exultation, she demurred, was completely absurd and served only to bereave her.” (w/apologies to Rocky Raccoon)
This is why we’re all gonna die! The idiot in chief thinks people with no fever cannot be in the contagious stage of COVID-19.
WASHINGTON, D.C. President Donald Trump told reporters Saturday that he has been tested for the coronavirus, contradicting a White House statement late Friday that he would not take the test. Trump revealed the news during a briefing from the White House coronavirus task force. He said he has not yet gotten the results. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence spoke after a morning meeting of the Coronavirus Task Force.
Pence said a travel ban will be expanded to include the United Kingdom and Ireland starting Monday. Earlier this week, Trump announced a 30-day ban on travel from Europe to the United States. Reporters had their temperatures taken before they were allowed into the White House briefing room. A fever is one of the symptoms of the COVID-19 disease, along with coughing and shortness of breath. “Out of an abundance of caution, temperature checks are now being performed on any individuals who are in close contact with the President and Vice President,” Judd Deere, deputy White House press secretary, said in a statement. Trump said that he, too, had his temperature taken. It was “totally normal,” he said as he left the briefing. He declined to provide the exact degree.
One journalist with a temperature above 100 degrees was turned away, Katie Moore, the vice president’s press secretary, said on Twitter.
According to the White House Medical Unit, the temperature was taken three times over a 15 minute period – all three registered above the @CDCgov 100.4 guidelines.
CNN White House Team: A journalist was denied entry into the press briefing after having a 99.9 fever. He was trying to get access to the briefing and was turned away and is being held by the press office on the White House driveway