Mike Pence Tests Negative for COVID Hours After Trump Positive Diagnosis

Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen have tested negative for COVID-19, according to Pence's press secretary.

With the world reacting to the announcement by President Donald Trump that he and the first lady, Melania Trump had tested positive for the disease, Devin O'Malley said that Pence remained in good health.

"As has been routine for months, Vice President Pence is tested for COVID-19 every day. This morning, Vice President Pence and the Second Lady tested negative for COVID-19," he tweeted.

As has been routine for months, Vice President Pence is tested for COVID-19 every day. This morning, Vice President Pence and the Second Lady tested negative for COVID-19. Vice President Pence remains in good health and wishes the Trumps well in their recovery.

— Devin O’Malley (@VPPressSec) October 2, 2020

"Vice President Pence remains in good health and wishes the Trumps well in their recovery," he added.

If Trump becomes too ill to lead the country, Pence would become acting president If he became incapacitated, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi would be next in line to take up the reins.

Pence was with Trump on Monday during a coronavirus taskforce briefing, however he did not attend Tuesday's presidential debate.

This is a developing story.

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Vice President Mike Pence after a campaign rally at Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport on September 25, 2020. He has tested negative for the coronavirus, his spokesperson has said. Drew Angerer/Getty Images