"The story of me having COVID prior to, or during, the first debate is Fake News," Trump said in a statement.
However, his statement isn't necessarily a contradiction of Mark Meadows's claim
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) December 2, 2021
Breaking News: Donald Trump tested positive for Covid days before facing Joe Biden in their first debate, and before he told the public, two ex-officials said. https://t.co/WR8gzY6eq9
— The New York Times (@nytimes) December 1, 2021