President Donald Trump was tested for a second time to determine whether he contracted COVID-19, and the result came back negative, according to the White House on Thursday.
“This morning, the President was tested again for COVID-19, utilizing a new rapid point-of-care test capability. He is healthy and without symptoms,” wrote White House physician Dr. Sean Conley in the memo. The results came “back in 15 minutes.”
Trump said, during a Thursday evening briefing at the White House, that he took the new CCP virus test out of curiosity to see how it worked.
“It took me literally a minute to take it,” he said. “I think I took it really out of curiosity to see how fast it worked,” Trump added. “The second one is much more pleasant.”
Previously, Trump tested negative for COVID-19 in mid-March, coming just days after he met with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and a Brazilian government official who later tested positive for the virus. Bolsonaro was also tested, with the results coming back as negative.
The White House physician said at the time that the president didnt need to get the CCP virus test because he only had limited contact with the Brazilian delegation.
Vice President Mike Pence, first lady Melania Trump, and Trumps daughter Ivanka have been tested for the virus. All of the tests came back negative.
On Friday, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) _