Gov. Larry Hogan said if Trump announces a 2024 run before the midterms GOP governors worry it will 'cost us seats'
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said "it's going to cost us seats" if Trump announces a run, adding: "After all, he lost to Joe Biden, which is hard to do.""We had discussions about that at the Republican Governors Association last week," Hogan said during an interview with ABC's "This Week" on Sunday.
President Joe Biden has tested positive again for COVID-19, according to a letter from White House physician Dr. Kevin O'Connor. Biden currently has no symptoms, he said.
O'Connor said Biden's antigen test came back positive late Saturday morning after he tested negative Tuesday evening, Wednesday morning, Thursday morning and Friday morning.
"This is in fact rebound positivity," O'Connor wrote, referring to a relapse of COVID-19 some patients experience after taking Paxlovid, an antiviral treatment for people with mild to moderate symptoms who are considered a high risk for severe illness.
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"They want to throw out thousands of civil servants so they could put people who are ultra-MAGA in," Conway said.His political team is even getting ready for a spring reelection announcement, according to the Washington Post.
While uncommon, some patients can test positive again after finishing a course of Paxlovid. But doctors say this doesn't mean the drug isn't working. Overall, high-risk patients who take Paxlovid still have a dramatically lower risk of being hospitalized.
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"The President has experienced no reemergence of symptoms, and continues to feel quite well," O'Connor wrote. "This being the case there is no reason to reinitiate treatment at this time, but we will obviously continue close observation."
The president acknowledged his positive test in a Twitter post on Saturday afternoon, noting he is going to reinitiate isolation measures.
Trump says he loves Kellyanne Conway, 2 months after saying he would have told her to 'go back to her crazy husband' when she said he lost reelection
Two months ago Trump had lashed out at Conway after she said in her book "Here's the Deal" that she told the former president he lost the 2020 election."I love Kellyanne!" Trump said Tuesday about his former White House counselor, speaking at the America First Policy Institute Summit in Washington, DC.
"This happens with a small minority of folks," he wrote. "I've got no symptoms but I am going to isolate for the safety of everyone around me. I'm still at work, and will be back on the road soon."
Biden reemerged from the White House residence for the first time on Wednesday after working for five days in isolation following his first positive test on July 21.
In a speech delivered from the Rose Garden, Biden praised vaccines and therapeutics as the keys to his mild case of the virus.
His symptoms included a runny nose, cough, sore throat, a slight fever and body aches. He took the standard five-day course of Paxlovid, and also used Tylenol and an albuterol inhaler as needed.
"We got through COVID with no fear, I got through it with no fear, a very mild discomfort because of these essential, life-saving tools," Biden said from the Rose Garden. "You don't need to be president to get these tools used for your defense."
Florida political group defends its ties with Russia after FBI alleges they teamed up with Kremlin agents in a 'brazen' attempt to interfere with US elections
Prosecutors allege Russian national Aleksandr Viktorovich Ionov infiltrated US political groups and tried to sow discord in the US electoral process.Biden's son was also a major topic amid chaotic discourse during the first Trump-Biden debate, Trump mentioned his business dealings, including his connections with the Ukrainian gas company Burisma Holdings and profiting in China while his father was vice president. Hunter was previously at the center of Trump's Ukraine scandal that launched an impeachment inquiry.
Before news of his positive COVID-19 test, Biden was set to travel to his home in Wilmington, Delaware, on Sunday -- which would have marked his first trip since his initial diagnosis.
Biden was also scheduled go to Michigan on Tuesday to discuss the recently passed "Chips and Science" Act, which provides billions of dollars in government subsidies for U.S. production of semiconductors and computer chips used in everything from automobiles to medical devices.
"The President will isolate at the White House until he tests negative. The President will not travel to Wilmington or Michigan as planned," the White House said in a statement on Saturday.
Biden is fully vaccinated and has received two booster shots, but at the age of 79 is considered to be at a higher risk for severe illness. Paxlovid is used to lower the risk of severe illness for people who are considered high-risk, including those 65 and older and those with underlying medical conditions.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the White House's chief medical adviser, also experienced a rebound case after taking Paxlovid.
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Fauci, 81, tested negative for three consecutive days before getting another positive test. He then started a second course of Paxlovid when symptoms returned, which he described as "much worse than in the first go around."
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said in a Twitter post Saturday that Biden is "asymptomatic, feeling fine, and working in isolation from the [White House] Residence to protect others."
Naomi Biden, the president's granddaughter, will hold wedding ceremony on the White House South Lawn .
Naomi Biden announced on Twitter Thursday that her wedding ceremony will be on the South Lawn of the White House. Naomi, 28, tweeted a photo of the lawn with a view of the Washington Monument on Thursday with the caption, "Sooo not sure how best to update but was supposed to do so weeks ago…but we have finally figured out where the ceremony will be…and much to the relief of secret service and with the dogs' endorsement…we'll be getting married on the South Lawn! Couldn't be more excited.