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reporting from the nation's capital, i'm jeff pegues. it's friday, october 2nd, 2020. this is the "cbs morning news." breaking overnight, a stunning announcement. president trump says he and the first lady, melania trump, have tested positive for the coronavirus. both are now in quarantine. we're following the very latest with their health, what happens next, and the reactions coming next, and the reactions coming in. captioning funded by cbs well, good morning, everyone. really good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. of course we begin with the stunning revelations overnight. president trump sad he and the first lady tested positive for the coronavirus. their diagnosis comes after one
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of mr. trump's closest aides, hope hicks, also tested positive for covid-19. natalie brand is in washington. what do we know about the condition of the president and the first lady? >> reporter: well, a senior administration official tells cbs news the president is in good spirits. but huge questions and uncertainty remain about what happens next. the schedule ahead, the timing of this a little more than 30 days from the election. in a tweet just before 1:00 a.m., president trump announced both he and first lady melania trump have tested positive for covid-19. the president wrote, "we will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. we will get through this together." >> so i just went for a test. and we'll see what happens. who knows? >> reporter: the stunning development came hours after president trump confirmed to fox news that one of his closest aides, hope hicks, had tested positive for the coronavirus. >> she tested positive.
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and i just went out with a test. i'll see -- we spend a lot of time, and the first lady just went out with a test also. so whether we quarantine or whether we have it, i don't know. >> reporter: white house physician sean conley released a statement saying the president and first lady were both doing well, adding, quote, rest assured i expect the president to continue carrying out his duties without disruption while recovering. the white house has canceled all of the president's public events for today. he has kept on his schedule a phone call of covid-19 support for vulnerable seniors. hicks had traveled to several events with president trump this week, including the debate on tuesday and to his rally in minnesota on wednesday. president trump attended a fundraiser in new jersey on thursday, reportedly spending time in close contact with a number of his supporters. now the white house says contact tracing has been done, but t's unclear at this point how many
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white house officials or staffers could be needing to take new precautions in light of this. and a senior aide tells us this morning that chief of staff mark meadows has tested negative. of course, he and the vice president have been on capitol hill this week for meetings between republican lawmakers and the president's supreme court nominee, anne-marie. >> we know that this virus can impact people in a myriad of different ways. do we know whether or not the president was showing any symptoms? >> reporter: well, the memorandum that we have from the white house physician does not specifically talk about any symptoms, just says that the president and the first lady are doing well at this time. the first lady also tweeted out that they are feeling good. as you mentioned, this will be something that we have to monitor in the coming days. what we do know, as well, is that hope hicks did start coming
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down with some symptoms on wednesday, later in the day, which is what prompted that second covid test that day which turned up with the positive result. >> natalie brand in washington. thank you so much. so reaction is, of course, pouring in after the announcement that president trump and the first lady tested positive for covid. vice president mike pence tweeted, quote, karen and i send our love and prayers to our friends, president trump and melania trump. we join millions across america praying for their full and swift recovery. god bless you, mr. trump, and our wonderful first lady, melania. texas governor abbott said, "lifting up prayers for president trump and the first lady. may god's healing powers touch them, strengthen them, and raise them up." we will be following this story throughout the morning and will have the latest coming up on "cbs this morning." turning now to secret audiotapes just released of first lady melania trump. she apparently goes on a
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profanity-laced rant about christmas decorations while at the same time answering critics about detained migrant children. >> okay. and then i do it and say that i'm working on christmas, and they said what about the children that were separated? give me a [ bleep ] break. where were they saying anything when obama did that? >> the tapes first played on cnn last night also revealed melania trump's frustration after the president was criticized for separating families. the conversations were recorded by mrs. trump's former friend and senior adviser stephanie walkoff in 2018. she also wrote a book about their relationship which has gone downhill. stephanie grisham, chief of staff for the first lady, released a statement saying the only intent was to secretly tape the first lady in order to peddle herself and salacious book.
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there's no way to know if the recordings have been edited and it's clear that it was hand picked with no context. the first lady remains focused on serving her family and serving our country. an audio recording of the grand jury proceedings in the breonna taylor case are set to be made public by noon today. the release was postponed after a judge granted kentucky attorney general daniel cameron more time. a member of the grand jury filed a court motion accusing cameron of misrepresenting their deliberations. the grand jury ultimately indicted one officer for firing bullets that entered the home of taylor's neighbor during a botched drug raid in march that left taylor dead. gusty winds and extreme heat are making it hard for crews combating raging wildfires in california's wine country. this wild video shows firefighters driving through the glass fire. the fire in napa and sonoma counties jumped containment lines leading to a new round of evacuations. the fire was -- has torched more
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than 58,000 acres and is now 5% contained. chris martinez has more on the devastating destruction. >> i put my heart and soul into this project. we took almost 15 years to build this project. it's my dream castle. mymy dream. >> reporter: the glass fire destroyed the grape harvest after tearing through the winery sunday. he's grateful some wines were spared, and his castle complex and tasting room were left unscathed. >> we sell 100% of our wines direct to the consumer who come to the winery. a little bit mail order and on line, but essentially everything that's sold here. we're out of business. >> reporter: the hourglass winery and the fair winds estate winery are among at least a dozen wineries and vineyards destroyed or heavily damaged. >> i don't think winemaking has ever been for the faint of heart. >> reporter: governor newsom
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looked at some of the damage. >> we're putting all we have in terms of resources particularly over the next 36 or so hours as the winds begin to increase. >> we have a combination of warm, dry, unstable conditions coupled with strong winds and high fire danger. >> reporter: with no signs of slowing down, the glass fire footprint is now 88 square miles and pushing into areas not touched by wildfires in 70 years. chris martinez, cbs news, los angeles. senator joe manchin is the first democrat to meet with the president's supreme court pick. the west virginia lawmaker met with amy coney barrett yesterday evening at the u.s. capitol. the details of the meeting have not been disclosed. he released a statement saying he would not vote to confirm barrett or any supreme court nominee before election day. so coming up on the "cbs morning news," party's over. a florida school cancels spring break. and proving his innocence --
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governor greg abbott's order means each county can only have one drop-off location starting today. it shutters dozens of sites including some of the largest cities. abbott says that he did it to ensure election security. democrats say it's an effort to suppress the vote. the order also allows poll watchers to observe ballot deliveries. "the tallahassee democrat" says florida state university canceled next year's spring break due to the coronavirus. officials say they're scrubbing the week-long holiday in an effort to protect against the spread of the virus. it comes after police broke up a party outside a nearby student apartment complex just last weekend. there were more than 1,000 people there. last week, florida governor desantis proposed a bill of rights for college students in response to schools punishing students for having parties. and "the detroit news" reports dna evidence helped clear a man after he spent 26 years in prison for murder. 45-year-old lacino hamilton was greeted by hugs after being
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surprise at their high school. norah o'donnell has the story. hi. >> reporter: he has a winning smile and infectious personality. >> number 72, riley fogerty. [ cheers ] >> reporter: riley, a high school senior, is the biggest booster for his high school football team. riley, tell me about your sister, ellie. >> she's kind and unique. >> reporter: and twin sister ellie is his biggest cheerleader. >> riley and i have been pretty much besties since the get-go. >> reporter: riley, who is autistic, has special needs and special gifts. >> i think riley has taught everyone a lot about acceptance. and he's taught people how to see beyond differences. >> homecoming king -- >> reporter: so ellie was busting with pride when riley was crowned homecoming king. >> riley fogerty!
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>> when they called his name, i just lost it. i freaked out. i was so ecstatic. >> reporter: what did some classmates tell you as the reason they wanted riley as homecoming king? >> they thought it would be awesome to see him so happy. >> they said it would be awesome. >> did any of the classmates tell you how they felt? >> felt good. powerful. pretty proud. >> reporter: but there was one more secret -- and ellie never saw it coming. >> ellie fogerty! >> everyone was looking at me and cheering, i was like, wait, then i feel the crown on my head. i was like, oh, my gosh, i just won. >> reporter: a king and queen whose reign brought sunshine. >> she's my sister. >> yeah. aw. >> reporter: fraternal twins teaching the world about brotherly love. >> that was norah o'donnell reporting. so coming up on "cbs this morning," what happens next for president trump and first lady melania trump who tested
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positive for the coronavirus? plus, country music superstar maren morris talks about her new protest song, "better than we found it," and the new video released overnight. we speak with former american soccer star and coach landon donovan about how he forfeited a game to take a stand against homophobia. that's the "cbs morning news" for this friday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. ♪ >> just because you're not seeing it around you doesn't mean it's not happening. ♪
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