The Vice President of the United States, Mike Pence, and his wife, Karen Pence, have registered a negative result in the last coronavirus test that has been carried out this morning, hours after knowing the infections of the country’s president, Donald Trump, and his wife and first lady, Melania Trump.
“As it has been routine for months, Vice President Pence is tested every day for coronavirus. This morning, the vice president of the second lady has tested negative. The vice president is still in good health and wishes the Trumps that recover well, “said Vice President press secretary Devin O’Malley, on his Twitter account.
Pence has now become a potential successor to Trump in the event that the coronavirus incapacitates the American president in fulfilling his obligations for the command, as stipulated by the 25th Amendment to the United States Constitution.
The vice president last met Trump in public on Monday, during a meeting at the White House.
Likewise, the Democratic candidate for the White House and former vice president of the United States, Joe Biden, will undergo a coronavirus test in the coming hours after the positive declared by his electoral opponent.
Biden, 77, participated last Tuesday with Trump in the first presidential debate ahead of the November elections. Both candidates kept a considerable distance from each other throughout the meeting, greater than the two meters of separation recommended by the health authorities.