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Trump tested positive for COVID-19 days before debate with Biden: Meadows book

Added 12-01-21 07:58:02am EST - “Former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows reportedly reveals in a new book? that former President Trump tested positive for the coronavirus three days before his first debate against then-Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.” - Thehill.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thehill.com: “Trump tested positive for COVID-19 days before debate with Biden: Meadows book”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Former White House chief of staff Mark MeadowsMark MeadowsJan. 6 panel releases contempt report on Trump DOJ official ahead of censure vote Raffensperger talks with Jan. 6 committee about call with Trump: AJC The Hill's 12:30 Report: Biden favors vaccines, masks over lockdowns as omicron nears MORE reportedly reveals in a new book that former President TrumpDonald TrumpOmar, Muslim Democrats decry Islamophobia amid death threats On The Money — Powell pivots as inflation rises Trump cheers CNN's Cuomo suspension MORE tested positive for the coronavirus three days before his first debate against then-Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenCDC working to tighten testing requirement for international travelers On The Money — Powell pivots as inflation rises Overnight Energy & Environment — Presented by ExxonMobil — Manchin seeks 'adjustments' to spending plan MORE.

In "The Chief’s Chief," Meadows writes that although Trump was aware that in order to participate in the debate, each candidate had to “to test negative for the virus within seventy two hours of the start time … Nothing was going to stop [Trump] from going out there," The Guardian, which obtained a copy of the book, reported.

Shortly after getting the positive result, Trump reportedly tested again and received a negative result.

According to Meadows, Trump’s initial positive test on September 26, 2020 shocked the White House. He recalled the White House doctor calling as Trump was scheduled to take off on Marine One, according to The Guardian.

“Stop the president from leaving,” Meadows says Sean Conley told him. “He just tested positive for Covid.”

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