Judge Amy Coney Barrett spoke at Jacksonville University’s Public Policy Institute in 2016 discussing what a Trump Supreme Court would look like.


President Donald Trump has tested negative for COVID-19 on “consecutive days,” White House physician Sean Conley said in memo released Monday.

The document, posted to Twitter by White House staff, did not disclose which days Trump tested negative. In the past, aides have declined to answer specific questions about the timing of the president’s past test results.

Conley said the results demonstrate that “the president is not infectious to others.”

Trump was tested using the Abbott BinaxNOW antigen card, according to the memo.


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Donald Trump: “I don’t have to be locked up in my basement”

President Donald Trump took the long way Monday in returning to the campaign trail.

Trump, who spoke for only 18 minutes at a White House event on Saturday, went for a little more than an hour during a comeback rally at Orlando Sanford International Airport in Florida.

“I don’t have to be locked up in my basement and I wouldn’t allow that to happen anyway,” Trump told supporters. “When you’re the president you can’t lock yourself in the basement.”

While a traditional rally speech in many ways, Trump also addressed his illness and sought to struck a positive note.

While claiming himself cured of COVID, Trump also asserted he is “immune” from the virus moving forward, though some doctors said there is no guarantee of that.

The president also said he was willing to go into the crowd – many of them maskless, like Trump – to express his affection.