Trump says he’s had little contact with his valet who tested positive for coronavirus

Speaking in the Oval Office, President Trump said he’s had little contact with one of his valets who tested positive for the coronavirus.

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- How is it possible that someone who tested positive for COVID-19 got so close to you?

DONALD TRUMP: Well, I think probably that has to do with the fact that we all believe in tests. We have the best tests in the world. But they were tested-- I believe they're tested on a weekly basis. I just had a test, as you probably heard. In fact, I had one yesterday, and I had one today, and it's negative. Mike just had a test, and it's negative.

But they do the tests, and it just shows you that the fallacy-- it's what I've been saying, testing is not a perfect art. No matter what you do, testing is not a perfect art. So we test once a week. Now we're going to go testing once a day. But even when you test once a day, somebody could-- something happens where they catch something.

But we-- I've had very little contact-- personal contact with this gentleman. Know who he is, good person, but I've had very little contact. Mike has had very little contact with him. But Mike was tested, and I was tested. We were both tested.

- Does it spook you when--

DONALD TRUMP: Yeah, it's a little bit strange. But it's one of those things that's-- as I said, you know, I said yesterday, Governor, all people are warriors in this country. Right now, we're all warriors. You're warriors. We're warriors. You could be with somebody, everything's fine, and then something happens to that person and all of a sudden, test positive.

And we're all warriors together. I am. You are. We all are. It's what we were saying before, it shows that testing-- and we have the best tests in the world. But what happens in between when you get tested and just a couple of days later? So in this case, there were a number of days missed, and it was a long weekend and things. And so you never know.