President Tests Negative For Coronavirus For Two Days In A Row

( “On consecutive days,” President Donald Trump has tested negative for the coronavirus.

In a brief memo sent Monday morning, White House physician Dr. Sean Conley said the president has now tested positive for two straight days and that he is no longer contagious.

The test results came from Abbott Laboratories, which conducted an antigen test. They showed the virus was no longer active in Trump’s body.

As Conley wrote in the memo:

“Repeatedly negative antigen tests, taken in context with additional clinical and laboratory data, including viral load, subgenomic RNA, and PCR cycle threshold measurements, as well as ongoing assessment of viral culture date, all indicate a lack of detectable viral replication.”

The memo didn’t specify which two days Trump tested negative, and the White House hasn’t commented on it either.

Conley’s memo was sent out hours before Trump was scheduled to host a re-election campaign rally with supporters in Florida. The president has been eager to get back on the campaign trail with only a few weeks before the November 3 election.

While the president has been criticized in the past for holding in-person election rallies, Trump has pushed forward with them. They were a key to his winning the 2016 election, and he’s hoping that holding some over the next few weeks will boost his chances.

As of right now, polling numbers don’t paint a pretty picture for his re-election chances. As we all know, though, pre-election polling isn’t always very accurate.

Many of his opponents, and even some in the medical community, though, have said that these in-person events are the source of the spread of the coronavirus.

They point to recent events such as the Rose Garden announcement of Amy Coney Barrett as Trump’s Supreme Court nominee as “super-spreader events.” People who attended that event and later tested positive for coronavirus include former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, Utah Senator Mike Lee and North Carolina Senator Thom Tillis.

Many other people associated with the White House also tested positive around the time of that event. That includes Stephen Miller and Hope Hicks, both senior advisers to the president.

In all “34 White House staffers and other contacts” tested positive for coronavirus, according to an internal government memo that was obtained by ABC News.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the country’s leading infectious disease expert, has criticized these events, saying:

“I think the data speaks for themselves. We had a super-spreader event in the White House.”

Despite this, one of the consistent messages the president has conveyed is the need to re-open the country during the coronavirus pandemic. He has been pushing for states to re-start their economies since late spring.

On Monday evening, he tweeted:

“The World Health Organization just admitted that I was right. Lockdowns are killing countries all over the world. The cure cannot be worse than the problem itself. Open up your states, Democrat governors. Open up New York. A long battle, but they finally did the right thing!”