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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump have tested positive for COVID-19 and “will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately.”

USA TODAY

The American public deserves clear and accurate details about the health of the nation’s commander in chief.

Hours after Donald Trump announced via Twitter that he and first lady Melania Trump had tested positive for COVID-19, a top aide refused to answer crucial questions about the president’s treatment for a disease that this year has killed more than 1 million people worldwide.

White House chief of staff Mark Meadows also wouldn’t disclose when a key adviser who was in close contact with Trump had been diagnosed with the coronavirus. Instead, Meadows, acknowledging that Trump was experiencing “mild symptoms,” described the president as in “good spirits” and “energetic.”

White House spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany refused to answer questions about the kind of COVID-19 test Trump was given.