Trump Reportedly Won’t Be Tested For Coronavirus Because He Doesn’t Want His DNA Taken
Despite the fact that he has been in close proximity to individuals who have tested positive for the coronavirus, Donald Trump has thus far declined to be tested.
The president has been shaking hands with people who are infected with the COVID-19, but he will not be tested, his physician said in a statement, The Hill reports.
As noted by The Hill, the White House released a letter late Friday from Sean Conley, the physician to the president, detailing that Trump was in close proximity with two people at his Mar-a-Lago estate last weekend who have tested positive for COVID-19, the new strain of coronavirus that has sparked a global pandemic.
“The President’s exposure to the first individual was extremely limited (photograph, handshake), and though he spent more time in close proximity to the second case, all interactions occurred before any symptom onset,” Conley wrote. “These interactions would be categorized as LOW risk for transmission per CDC guidelines, and as such, there is no indication for home quarantine at this time.
“Additionally, given the president himself remains without symptoms, testing for COVID-19 is not currently indicated,” Conley continued, adding that he would continue to closely monitor Trump.
On Friday, however, he appeared to have a change of mind after being pressed by reporters.
“Are you being selfish by not getting tested and potentially exposing…” a reporter began to ask.
“Well, I didn’t say I wasn’t going to be tested,” Trump interrupted.
“Are you going to be?” the reporter pressed.
“Most likely, yeah,” Trump said.
Asked if he's being selfish for not being tested yet, President Trump said he will likely get tested, but not because he came into contact with someone who tested positive for coronavirus #TrumpPressConference pic.twitter.com/P6gRNxYLdN
— MTV NEWS (@MTVNEWS) March 13, 2020
Trump says he will “most likely” get tested, but we can take this president’s word with a grain of salt, especially if you factor in the revelation below.
BREAKING: White House insiders suggest Trump refuses corona virus testing because his DNA has been legally requested in his rape cases. pic.twitter.com/HbwMeqohd4
— Methy Anne (@GoP__Botched) March 13, 2020
BREAKING: White House insiders suggest Trump refuses corona virus testing because his DNA has been legally requested in his rape cases.
— ANITAFELLOWS (@An3ita5) March 13, 2020
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