Vice President Pence subbed in for President Trump
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo
“When the call started, the vice president did the call and said the president asked him to handle the call for him,” Cuomo told 1010 WINS radio. “So the president didn’t actually get on the briefing call, the vice president handled it.”
“I assume he’s resting up,” Cuomo said of Trump. “All New Yorkers wish the president well.”
Pence did not make further comment on Trump’s condition on the call, Cuomo said.
The White House alerted state leaders on Thursday that they would hold a call with Trump on Friday, according to a person familiar with the planning. But the notice went out before the president tested positive.
Trump revealed early Friday morning that he and first lady Melania Trump
The development came hours after it was reported that Hope Hicks
The White House physician said in a letter released by the press office that Trump and the first lady were “both well,” and that he expected the president to “continue carrying out his duties without disruption while recovering.”
White House chief of staff Mark Meadows
Trump was reportedly lethargic during a fundraiser in New Jersey on Thursday, which he attended even after the White House learned of Hicks’s positive test.