Wednesday, January 20

Airforce One, Marine One Fleet Grounded As 3 White House Reporters Test Positive For Covid-19

The entire fleet of Air Force One and Marine One will be grounded for a deep clean in an unprecedented measure in the wake of President Trump testing positive for Covid-19 on Thursday.

Two customized Boeing 747s, one of which carried Trump on Thursday, and several Sikorsky helicopters, often used to transport the president from the White House to Andrews Air Force Base, will be out of commission during the cleaning.

Washington D.C. has been thrown into a tailspin since Trump’s positive test, as congressional aides and SCOTUS staffers rush to sites to get tested.

At least three White House reporters have also tested positive for the deadly virus and Supreme Court staffers rushed to sites to get tested.

Pictured: The White House’s press briefing room is almost empty on Friday.

As of Friday, four people who tested positive for the coronavirus have been identified at Saturday’s White House announcement about President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, sparking Capitol Hill staffers to get tests.

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