October 8, 2020 at 12:27 am EDT
Trump returns to the oval office as aides refuse to say when he last tested negative for the coronavirus
Of Toluse Olorunnipa, Josh Dawsey and Ashley Parker
The White House again refused on Wednesday to say when President Trump last tested negative for the new coronavirus, leaving open the possibility that he had potentially exposed dozens of people to the deadly virus ahead of the announcement of his positive test early Friday morning. .
Trump attended several events last week ̵
1; including a presidential debate against Democratic candidate Joe Biden, an election rally, and an in-person fundraiser – where he could potentially have exposed people to the coronavirus if he was contagious at the time. The disease killed nearly 210,000 Americans.
But White House aides and the president’s doctor keep saying they won’t release key information to determine who Trump may have exhibited.