Like almost everything on President Donald Trump‘s schedule for the immediate future, his planned campaign rally in a hangar at Orlando-Sanford International Airport Friday evening has been canceled.
Trump and First Lady Melania Trump tested positive for COVID-19 in tests taken Thursday evening, he announced by twitter early Friday morning.
The President and First Lady have gone into quarantine, as has Trump’s Senior Press Advisor Hope Hicks, who tested positive for COVID-19 earlier Thursday.
The White House released a new official schedule for Trump’s Friday. The Sanford trip, as well as other events on the President’s have been deleted, except for a 12:15 p.m. phone call to discuss COVID-19 with vulnerable seniors.
The previous schedule, released at 10 p.m. Thursday, had Trump leaving for Sanford in late afternoon and arriving at the Sanford airport shortly before 7 p.m. He was scheduled to deliver his remarks at a rally in a hangar there at 7, and then head back to Washington D.C. at 8:30 p.m.
Other events canceled Friday include a mid-afternoon roundtable at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C.
Hours before Trump announced he had contracted the virus, the White House said Hicks, who