President Impeached announced via Twitter that on Sunday, the task force would be holding another live press briefing to update the public on the coronavirus outbreak.
Will be having a News Conference from our beautiful White House at 5:00 P.M. Many things to discuss. Thank you!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 22, 2020
I debated and self-argued against posting another mini-rally were government officials praise the leadership of President Impeached during this time of crisis and share very little new information.
But, as it’s news worthy I figured what the hell.
This presser comes the same day we learn that Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky has tested positive for the coronavirus.
JUST IN: Sen. Rand Paul says he has tested positive for coronavirus but he doesn't have symptoms. He's the first US senator to test positive. https://t.co/IbyGD0lRtk— CNN (@CNN) March 22, 2020
Paul’s office offered a statement via Twitter announcing the results.
Senator Rand Paul has tested positive for COVID-19. He is feeling fine and is in quarantine. He is asymptomatic and was tested out of an abundance of caution due to his extensive travel and events. He was not aware of any direct contact with any infected person.— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) March 22, 2020
He expects to be back in the Senate after his quarantine period ends and will continue to work for the people of Kentucky at this difficult time. Ten days ago, our D.C. office began operating remotely, hence virtually no staff has had contact with Senator Rand Paul.— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) March 22, 2020
“He is asymptomatic and was tested out of an abundance of caution due to his extensive travel and events.”
He was traveling while the rest of the nation is expected to self-isolate as much as possible, while we the people social-distance, for at least 15 days.
I suspect the task force will be asked about the Senator’s asymptomatic-self failing to follow the “Presidential Guidelines,” to stopping the spread of the virus.
As always we should expect tardiness from President Impeached and his mini-rally goers.
PBS News Hour.