President Trump has recently been in contact with several congressmen that were exposed to the coronavirus during his trip to Atlanta.
He later found out but thankfully they didn't test positive. I mean it's just like having the flu anyhow.
According to The New York Post:
Two Republican congressmen say they were exposed to coronavirus — before having close contact with President Trump, including a handshake and a ride aboard Air Force One.
Rep. Doug Collins of Georgia, who shook Trump’s hand Friday at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, tweeted he was pictured at a conservative conference with a man who later tested positive for COVID-19.
Shortly after, Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida announced that he also was exposed at the Conservative Political Action Conference, which ended Feb. 29.
Gaetz flew with Trump aboard Air Force One on Monday afternoon before revealing he interacted with the glad-handing CPAC guest.
Rep. Mark Meadows of North Carolina — who was recently named as Trump’s newest acting chief of staff — also announced he will self-quarantine at home after coming into contact with a person who tested positive. He too had attended CPAC.
Gaetz broke the news about his exposure on Twitter about an hour after the presidential plane landed at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland at 2:54 p.m.
Gaetz’s office tweeted, “Congressman Gaetz was informed today that he came into contact with a CPAC attendee 11 days ago who tested positive for COVID-19,”
“Congressman Gaetz had expected COVID-19 to impact Congress, given the elevated frequency of travel and human contact, and demonstrated his concern last week on the House Floor.”
Gaetz wore a gas mask to show his concern on the House Floor
“While the Congressman is not experiencing symptoms, he received testing today and expects results soon. Under doctor’s usual precautionary recommendations, he’ll remain self-quarantined until the 14-day period expires this week. Our Washington office will be closed during this time, with our Pensacola office remaining open.” Gaetz's office added.
Trump is a germophobe and washes his hands regularly even before this virus outbreak. He expressed “I’m not concerned at all" to the media hoping to calm the panicking public. He wants people to know it is much like the flu and common respiratory bug. Just wash your hands and be mindful.
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