Fox News anchor Chris Wallace, who moderated the first debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Joe Biden, has pulled no punches in regard to Trump testing positive for COVID-19.
Wallace, who avoided direct contact with Trump during and after the debate, announced that he was tested on Monday and the results came back negative, reports Fox News.
Wallace calls for masks
Wallace was not wearing a mask during last week presidential debate, which is rather ironic considering how loudly he has and does call for masks to be worn at all times.
“If I could say one thing to all of the people out there watching: Forget the politics. This is a public safety health issue,” Wallace said on Friday, following news of Trump’s diagnosis. “The president of the United States is in the most secure bubble in the world in the sense that everybody who comes in contact with him has to take a test, and he still got it. Wear the damn mask and follow the science.”
Regardless, Wallace was not wearing one and due to concerns that Trump may have been infected prior to the debate, Wallace was tested.
Fox News has now reported that the “Fox News Sunday” host has been given the green light and he is not positive for COVID.
Biden has also reportedly been tested numerous times since the debate, and he too has tested negative, according to his campaign.
Trump staffers test positive
One of the latest Trump insiders to test positive after the president is Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, who announced she had tested positive on Monday. She said that she was asymptomatic and would be working remotely.
On Tuesday, Trump adviser Stephen Miller, who works closely with the president, also announced that he had tested positive. “Over the last 5 days I have been working remotely and self-isolating, testing negative every day through yesterday. Today, I tested positive for COVID-19 and am in quarantine,” Miller said in a statement Tuesday. Miller’s wife Katie tested positive for the coronavirus in early May.
VP debate set for Wednesday
Vice President Mike Pence and Democratic vice-presidential candidate Kamala Harris are on schedule to debate on Wednesday night in Salt Lake City. According to reports, they will not wear masks on stage, however, plexiglass screens have been installed.
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Harris’ campaign said that she tested negative for the coronavirus on Monday. Pence also continues to test negative daily, his doctor said.