Hope Hicks joins Trump at rally after both recovered from Covid-19 and jokes ‘now we can share a microphone’

HOPE Hicks took center stage at Donald Trump’s rally on Friday – just over two weeks since she tested positive for Covid-19.

The president and First Lady Melania Trump tested positive for the virus on October 2 after they were in close contact with Hicks.

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Trump urged the crowd to chant Hope Hicks’ name after she recovered from coronavirus

Hicks joked about her and Trump sharing a microphone following their Covid-19 diagnoses

Yesterday, Trump urged a reluctant Hicks to greet his supporters in Ocala, FA, touting her speedy recovery after her coronavirus diagnosis on October 1.

“Speaking of hope, Hope Hicks is here – where’s Hope?” he said. “The great Hope Hicks – you know, she tested positive but she’s ok.

“We want Hope, right? I used to say, ‘we want Hope’ and all these crazy people would say ‘yeah, we want Hope!’ … C’mere Hope!”

As Hicks approached the podium, Trump clapped and said “she’s shy but not that shy” as the crowd shouted her name.

“Hi,” a beaming Hicks said during her brief address. “We can share a microphone now!

‘The great Hope Hicks – you know, she tested positive but she’s ok,’ Trump said

Hicks approached the stadium and said she had ‘stage fright’

The White House aide was pictured laughing with the president onstage

Trump praised Hicks and urged people to shout her name

“Thank you all so much and thank you, President Trump – I have stage fright, so,” she laughed before waving and walking off the stage.

After Hicks’ diagnosis earlier this month, Trump’s White House was battling an outbreak after more staffers tested positive.

These included Trump’s Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany on October 5 and two of her deputies, CNN reported at the time.

The president revealed he and Melania contracted the virus after coming into contact with Hicks throughout the week.

Potus touted Hicks’ speedy recovery from the deadly virus

White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany says she's tested positive for coronavirus

McEnany tested positive three days after Trump’s infection was confirmed
Hope Hicks tested positive for the virus earlier this month

Trump exits Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House on October 1

Hicks began feeling sick during a visit to Minnesota on September 30, where the Trump campaign held a re-election rally.

The top aide to the president had previously traveled to Cleveland, Ohio, for Trump’s first debate against his Dem rival Joe Biden.

During his NBC News Town Hall this week, Trump told moderator Savannah Guthrie he couldn’t remember all the times he had been tested.

Trump said he had “no problem” on Tuesday, September 29, and “probably” did a test that day ahead of his positive result on Thursday, October 1.

“I don’t know. I don’t even remember,” he said when the moderator Guthrie pressed him for an answer. “Possibly I did, possibly I didn’t.”

“There was no problem before,” he said, adding that he didn’t recall all the times he’d been tested. “After the debate, I guess a day or so.

“Thursday evening – maybe even late Thursday evening, I tested positive.”

Hope Hicks greeted Trump supporters on Friday in Ocala, FA

The president asked Hicks to come up on stage

Trump said Hicks tested positive on Thursday, October 1

The next day, he and the first lady both tested positive

Hicks arrives with Trump at Reno-Tahoe International Airport in Reno on September 12 to travel to a rally in Minden, Nevada

Trump’s diagnosis came hours after it was revealed one of his closest advisors, Hicks tested positive for coronavirus

Trump and Hicks on her last day as White House communications director in March 2018 before she later re-joined his staff
Donald Trump wipes his face with a tissue during a break in the NBC interview

“Thursday [October 2] evening – maybe even late Thursday evening, I tested positive,” Trump told Savannah Guthrie

Guthrie quizzed Trump about the timeline of his Covid-19 diagnosis

Donald Trump wipes away sweat from his face

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