Donald Trump is famed, for amongst other things, being a serious germaphobe and demanding the upmost hygiene from all of his colleagues and associates.
So, with the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus, you would think that he would be the first person in line to be tested for the illness and then everyone else can follow him.
Well, according to vice president Mike Pence (who is also in charge of managing the administration's response to the epidemic) Trump might not have even been tested for the novel virus yet.
During a press conference at the White House on Monday, Trump ignored questions from reporters about whether he had been tested yet.
After he had left the room Pence took to the stand and wound up answering that very question and whether he himself had been tested.
The 60-year-old said:
I have not been tested for the coronavirus.
When asked if the president had been tested he gave this slightly concerning answer:
I honestly don’t know the answer to the question, but we’ll refer that question and we will get you an answer from the White House physician very quickly.
If the vice president doesn't know if the president has been tested for a virus that has already infected more than 100,000 people around the world, what hope is there for the rest of us.
Trump has since called reporting on his press conference "fake news."
We really don't want to alarm anyone but here is Trump carelessly shaking hands with people in Florida on Monday, without any precautions whatsoever.