What Happens If President Trump Gets the Coronavirus? - The Atlantic
D onald Trump acknowledged today that he has been tested for the coronavirus, which causes the disease COVID, but says he does not yet know the results. Yet the White House for days insisted that the president did not need to be tested. He said he was finally prompted to seek testing after reporters asked him during a press conference yesterday whether he would do so—a press conference in which he was surrounded by other people. By waiting this long to get tested, Trump engaged in gross dereliction of duty. Not only might the president fall gravely ill himself, but he might—and quite possibly already has—spread the illness to others.