President Trump, first lady contract coronavirus

Counselor to the President Hope Hicks, left, with White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, walk from Marine One Wednesday at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

President Donald Trump speaks during a rally, Wednesday in Duluth, Minn. (AP Photo/Jack Rendulich)

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said early this morning that he and first lady Melania Trump have tested positive for the coronavirus, just a month before the presidential election and after having spent much of the last year largely downplaying the threat of the virus.