Donald Trump, who plans to travel to his private golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, on Friday, has no plans to follow the 14-day self-quarantine order for all out-of-state visitors, despite the fact that eight campaign staff members have recently tested positive for COVID-19. White House spokesperson, Judd Deere, issued a statement on Wednesday saying the president is not a civilian and therefore not subject to the quarantine rules. On Wednesday, New Jersey Governor Murphy joined the governors of New York and Connecticut, creating a 14-day self-quarantine advisory for the tri-state area for those traveling from highly-impacted states. The area was one of the first to be hardest hit by the coronavirus in the country, and among the most impacted in the world. Governor Murphy went on to say New Jersey welcomes everyone, but is simply asking visitors to be respectful and join in the shared sacrifice to help keep everything moving forward in the right direction.
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