President Trump is expected to hold an in-person, “law and order”-themed event at the White House on Saturday, his first public engagement since testing positive for COVID-19 less than two weeks ago, according to a White House official.
The official, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss the event’s planning, said Friday that the gathering will happen on the South Lawn, with Trump set to deliver remarks to “peaceful protesters for law and order.”
Trump’s speech coincides with a preplanned event hosted on the South Lawn by controversial right-wing activist Candace Owens, likely explaining the official’s “protesters” reference.
Trump’s resumption of public events comes just nine days after he was diagnosed with COVID-19, raising concerns that he could still be contagious.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says COVID-19 patients should quarantine for at least 10 days after symptoms first appear to avoid spreading the virus that’s killed more