White House says Trump will not follow New Jersey quarantine order

The White House has indicated that President TrumpDonald John Trump: Trump rally triggers quarantine of dozens of Republican Secret Service agents: Trump needs new plan Trump faces ObamaCare court deadline as political terrain changes MORE you will not be quarantined for the required 14 days when you visit New Jersey this weekend.

“The President of the United States is not a civilian,” said White House spokesman Judd Deere. He said in a statement to The Hill on Thursday.

“Anyone who is very close to him, including staff, guests and the press, is tested for COVID-19 and confirmed to be negative,” added Deere.

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy (D) along with New York Governor. Andrew CuomoAndrew Cuomo Night Health Care: Texas, Florida and Arizona See More Record Cases | Trump ‘does not withdraw support’ from COVID-19 test sites | NY, NJ, CT impose quarantine on certain travelers Ken Burns: ‘Confederate monuments have to go’ The Hill’s 12:30 Report – Presented by Facebook – New York Marathon canceled MORE (D) and Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont (D) announced Wednesday that visitors to states with large numbers of coronavirus cases, including Arizona, would be required to quarantine for two weeks. New Jersey, New York and Connecticut faced an early increase in cases and are beginning to recover.

Earlier this week, Trump went to Arizona, where he visited the southern border and organized a campaign rally.

“With respect to Arizona, the White House followed its COVID mitigation plan to ensure that the President did not come into contact with anyone who was symptomatic or who had not been examined,” Deere added Thursday. “Anyone traveling in support of the president this weekend will be closely monitored for symptoms and given a COVID test and therefore poses little or no risk to local populations.”

CNBC first reported the position of the White House.

On Saturday, Trump held his first in-person campaign rally since the pandemic began in Oklahoma, another state that saw an increase in cases.

Hours before the Tulsa rally, six employees of the Trump campaign tested positive for the virus. In another round of testing after the rally, two more tested positive.