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STORY BY BROOKE SINGMAN | FOX NEWS

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Published on October 2, 2020 8:59 AM

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White House says Trump experiencing 'mild symptoms' after positive coronavirus test, 'in good spirits'
"The president does have mild symptoms, and as we look to try to make sure that not only his health and safety and welfare is good, we continue to look at that for all of the American people," Meadows continued.

Meadows said that the president "continues, not only to be in good spirits, but very energetic."

Meadows, though, did not elaborate on the types of symptoms the president was experiencing, or any potential treatments the president's medical team was reviewing. Meadows also did not share whether the first lady was experiencing symptoms.

Meadows said that he spoke to the president "a number of times" Friday morning and that he received "the normal five or six things he tells me to do every morning."

"He is certainly wanting to make sure that we stay engaged," Meadows said, adding that "it is critically important" for the doctors "to continue to monitor his health and the health of the first lady."

The chief of staff went on to tout the president for "staying committed to working very hard on behalf of the American people."

"His first question to me this morning was, "How is the economy doing?' "How are stimulus talks going on Capitol Hill?'" Meadows said.

Meadows added: "He is going to remain on the job and I am optimistic he will have a very speedy recovery."

Meanwhile, Meadows said that the White House thought it was "important" to share the news of the president's positive COVID-19 test as soon as possible.

"In the early hours of the morning, the minute we got a confirmatory test on the president, we felt it was important to get the news out there at that time," Meadows said. "That's why we sent out the tweet early this morning."

Meanwhile, the president's physician, Dr. Sean P. Conley, confirmed Trump and the first lady's positive COVID-19 tests.

"This evening I received confirmation that both President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have tested positive for the SARS-coV-2- virus," Conley said. "The President and First Lady are both ...