Trump cancels participation in only event for Friday - reports

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U.S. President Donald Trump approaches reporters as he departs on campaign travel to Minnesota from the South Lawn at the White House in Washington, U.S.
U.S. President Donald Trump approaches reporters as he departs on campaign travel to Minnesota from the South Lawn at the White House in Washington, U.S.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will not participate in the only event on his schedule for Friday, a phone call with seniors on COVID-19, according to CNN and MSNBC.

The White House had cleared Trump's packed schedule after he announced on Twitter that he tested positive for the deadly novel coronavirus, keeping only the call with "vulnerable seniors" on support for COVID-19 on the calendar. The call would go forward, but MSNBC reported that Vice President Mike Pence would take Trump's place.

(Reporting by Lisa Lambert and Doina Chiacu; editing by Diane Craft)