The president is reportedly fatigued and being treated for mild symptoms. CBS2's Dick Brennan reports.
MAURICE DUBOIS: Begin here at five with the coronavirus cases in the White House. Early this morning, President Trump tweeted the news that he and the first lady have tested positive for COVID-19.
KRISTINE JOHNSON: And while the first family quarantines, contact tracers have a lot of work to do. The president has had a busy schedule this week. He held two events at the White House Monday. The first presidential debate was in Cleveland, Ohio, on Tuesday.
MAURICE DUBOIS: The president attended a fund raising event and held a rally at two locations in Minnesota on Wednesday. And just yesterday, he was in Bedminster, New Jersey.
KRISTINE JOHNSON: CBS2's Dick Brennan begins our coverage tonight. He joins us here in studio with more. Dick.
DICK BRENNAN: Kristine and Maurice, the president is in quarantine right now with the first lady. His physician says he's being treated with Regeneron polyclonal, an experimental drug still in trials. He also is getting zinc and melatonin to help him sleep. And he's said to be fatigued. CNN is now reporting he's had a fever since this morning.
KAYLEIGH MCENANY: He's had mild symptoms, but he is hard at work. We're having to slow him down a little bit.
DICK BRENNAN: The White House says the president is in good spirits and staying engaged.
MARK MEADOWS: The doctors continue to monitor both his health and the health of the first lady.
DICK BRENNAN: Vice President Pence, next in line for the presidency, has tested negative, as has Joe Biden, who appeared with Mr. Trump at the debate Tuesday in Ohio.
JOE BIDEN: Sending my prayers for the health and safety of the first lady and president of the United States. It's a bracing reminder to all of us that we have to take this virus seriously.
DICK BRENNAN: The president recently traveled to and from three states before he knew he was positive. But there are questions about why he carried out a trip to Bedminster yesterday, when he knew his close aide Hope Hicks had just contracted the virus.
KAYLEIGH MCENANY: It was deemed safe for the president to go. He socially distanced. It was an outdoor event, and it was deemed safe by White House operations for him to attend that event.
JOE BIDEN: In a pre-recorded speech for the Al Smith dinner, the president expressed confidence about the fight against COVID.
DONALD TRUMP: I just want to say that the end of the pandemic is in sight.
DICK BRENNAN: There's word today that Senator Mike Lee of Utah has tested positive. He visited the White House earlier in the week and met with Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett on Tuesday. And the president of Notre Dame, John Jenkins, who visited the White House Saturday for Barrett's introduction, has now tested positive.
MARK MEADOWS: I fully expect that as this virus continues to go on, other people in the White House will certainly have a positive test result.
DICK BRENNAN: The president's diagnosis has upended the campaign. He's canceled a trip to Florida and will no doubt be off the trail for a while. And what of the next presidential debate, to be held October 15?
MITCH MCCONNELL: I think it should go forward. Hopefully the president feels up to it. And they can work this out remotely. We're doing an awful lot of things remotely these days because of the coronavirus.
DICK BRENNAN: As for judge Amy Coney Barrett, who had met with Senator Mike Lee, she was diagnosed with coronavirus late this summer. She's recovered. She also tested negative last week. Maurice. OK,
MAURICE DUBOIS: Dick, thank you.