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Cleveland pastor, presidential advisor Darrell Scott reacts to President Trump's positive COVID-19 test

Scott attended Tuesday's presidential debate and was seated just a few rows behind First Lady Melania Trump.

CLEVELAND — One of the people allowed to attend Tuesday’s presidential debate was Cleveland pastor and advisor to the president, Darrell Scott. Scott, pastor of New Spirit Revival Center, was seated just a couple rows behind First Lady Melania Trump, who tested positive for coronavirus Thursday along with her husband President Donald Trump.

At the event, Scott admits he sat without a mask because everyone in the room had been tested for coronavirus and he is “optimistic” about his health. He added that masks were worn as people entered and immediately after the debate ended.

Scott says he doesn’t believe he contracted the virus, but he plans to get tested because his wife (who he refers to as his personal Dr. Fauci) told him he needs to.

You can watch the full interview between Brandon Simmons and Pastor Scott in the player below

Scott plans to call the president to speak with him and family members later this evening. His advice for the country is to put partisanship aside and pray for the president's full recovery.

“We don’t want anyone to succumb to this disease, much less the President of the United States,” said Scott. “So keep him lifted up in prayer and keep this country lifted up in prayer that this thing passes very, very soon.”