White House denies power transferred to VP before Trump hospitalization: ‘The President is in charge’
US President Donald Trump wears a mask as he visits Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland on July 11, 2020. (AFP Photo/ALEX EDELMAN)

The White House announced on Friday that President Donald Trump will be airlifted to Walter Reed Hospital after testing positive for COVID-19.


The White House reportedly told CNN and ABC News that power had not been delegated to Vice President Mike Pence under Section 3 of the 25th Amendment.

“The President is in charge," White House aide Alyssa Farah is reportedly telling reporters.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi would be required to be notified if Pence becomes the acting president of the United States.