President Trump adviser: ‘This is another fight … to make victory that much sweeter’

As New Hampshire leaders of both political parties sent their best wishes to President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump after they tested positive for COVID-19, the president’s close friend and adviser said the challenge will make a Trump victory on Nov. 3 “that much sweeter.”Corey Lewandowski, the president’s senior campaign adviser and former campaign manager, told sister station WMUR-TV in a Friday morning interview that he was with Trump on Wednesday in Minnesota. He said that he had tested negative for COVID-19 before being with the president on the trip.After Lewandowski spoke, he planned to have another test to “confirm those findings.”See the full interview: Lewandowski talks about his friend, President TrumpLewandowski said he had planned to be on Air Force One on Friday flying to Florida and then on to Wisconsin for rallies.Lewandowski said that when he last saw Trump on Wednesday, “There was no indication at all” that he was ill. Also on the trip was close Trump adviser Hope Hicks, whose positive test for COVID-19 was announced on Thursday night shortly before the announcement about the president and first lady’s positive test results.As of Wednesday, “I can’t speak directly to how Hope Hicks was feeling but the president was in great spirits,” Lewandowski said.”This president is going to continue to fight for the American people,” Lewandowski said, “and just because he is inside the White House does not mean he’s going to stop working and I think I speak for everyone around the country in wishing him and the first lady a speedy recovery.”This shows that nobody – nobody – is immune to this virus. We know a lot more about the virus today than we did in March. But even with all the protocols that are put in place in the White House, which is that everyone is tested before meeting with the president, anything can happen.”He said he did not know how Trump and the first lady contracted the virus.Hicks, he said, “is a close adviser to the president and has been a friend to the president and the family for a long time. I don’t know if she is the direct cause of how he contracted this.”It’s speculation that she is the cause. But we don’t know the answer yet, and everybody who has been in close proximity with him is getting tested and retested.”She admitted to feeling sick and having signs late Wednesday as she headed to the rally. They quarantined her on the way back from Minnesota.“This is a president who loves to go out and campaign and loves to be with people and see them,” Lewandowski said.“But this means that for the next two weeks, he will isolate,” Lewandowski said. “He will do his job from the White House, where he has all the communications tools to run the government and has the best physicians in the world treating him and the First Lady.“And then after all the appropriate measures are taken, he will beat Joe Biden.””This is just one more fight,” Lewandowski said. “We’ve been fighting for four years. This is another fight put in front of us to make victory that much sweeter.”

As New Hampshire leaders of both political parties sent their best wishes to President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump after they tested positive for COVID-19, the president’s close friend and adviser said the challenge will make a Trump victory on Nov. 3 “that much sweeter.”

Corey Lewandowski, the president’s senior campaign adviser and former campaign manager, told sister station WMUR-TV in a Friday morning interview that he was with Trump on Wednesday in Minnesota. He said that he had tested negative for COVID-19 before being with the president on the trip.

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After Lewandowski spoke, he planned to have another test to “confirm those findings.”

See the full interview: Lewandowski talks about his friend, President Trump

Lewandowski said he had planned to be on Air Force One on Friday flying to Florida and then on to Wisconsin for rallies.

Lewandowski said that when he last saw Trump on Wednesday, “There was no indication at all” that he was ill. Also on the trip was close Trump adviser Hope Hicks, whose positive test for COVID-19 was announced on Thursday night shortly before the announcement about the president and first lady’s positive test results.

As of Wednesday, “I can’t speak directly to how Hope Hicks was feeling but the president was in great spirits,” Lewandowski said.

“This president is going to continue to fight for the American people,” Lewandowski said, “and just because he is inside the White House does not mean he’s going to stop working and I think I speak for everyone around the country in wishing him and the first lady a speedy recovery.

“This shows that nobody – nobody – is immune to this virus. We know a lot more about the virus today than we did in March. But even with all the protocols that are put in place in the White House, which is that everyone is tested before meeting with the president, anything can happen.”

He said he did not know how Trump and the first lady contracted the virus.

Hicks, he said, “is a close adviser to the president and has been a friend to the president and the family for a long time. I don’t know if she is the direct cause of how he contracted this.

“It’s speculation that she is the cause. But we don’t know the answer yet, and everybody who has been in close proximity with him is getting tested and retested.

“She admitted to feeling sick and having signs late Wednesday as she headed to the rally. They quarantined her on the way back from Minnesota.

“This is a president who loves to go out and campaign and loves to be with people and see them,” Lewandowski said.

“But this means that for the next two weeks, he will isolate,” Lewandowski said. “He will do his job from the White House, where he has all the communications tools to run the government and has the best physicians in the world treating him and the First Lady.

“And then after all the appropriate measures are taken, he will beat Joe Biden.”

“This is just one more fight,” Lewandowski said. “We’ve been fighting for four years. This is another fight put in front of us to make victory that much sweeter.”