October 8, 2020 at 12:27 AM EDT
Trump returns to Oval Office as aides refuse to say when he last tested negative for coronavirus
By Toluse Olorunnipa, Josh Dawsey and Ashley Parker
The White House again refused on Wednesday to say when President Trump last tested negative for the novel coronavirus, leaving open the possibility that he potentially exposed dozens of people to the deadly virus before the announcement of his positive test early Friday morning.
Trump attended several events last week — including a presidential debate against Democratic nominee Joe Biden, a campaign rally and an in-person fundraiser — where he could have potentially exposed people to the coronavirus if he was infectious at that time. The disease has killed nearly 210,000 Americans.
But White House aides and the president’s physician continue to say they will not release information key to determining who Trump may have exposed.