White House press secretary tests positive for Covid-19


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White House press secretary tests positive for Covid-19
White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany tweeted today that she tested positive for Covid-19 on Monday morning.

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White House press secretary tests positive for Covid-19

From CNN's Jason Hoffman

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany is interviewed by Fox News on October 4 at the White House in Washington, DC. Jacquelyn Martin/AP

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany tweeted today that she tested positive for Covid-19 on Monday morning.

She says she is experiencing no symptoms and had no knowledge of Hope Hick's testing positive before her briefing last Thursday.

She said in a statement posted on her Twitter account that she will begin to quarantine.

McEnany is at least the 11th person close to President Trump to have recently tested positive for the virus.

These people in Trump's circle tested negative last week, but haven't said if they've been tested again

At least 10 people in President Trump's family, the US government and circle of advisers and recent contacts have recently tested positive for Covid-19.

Meanwhile, at least 23 people from Trump's inner circle have tested negative for Covid-19, but several of them have not stated if they have received additional tests over the weekend, and what the results are.

Here is a running list of people who said they tested negative for coronavirus last week but have not said if they have been tested again over the weekend:

  • Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner: Tested negative for coronavirus Friday morning, a White House official tells CNN.
  • Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin: Tested negative for the coronavirus Friday morning, according to his spokesperson Monica Crowley. He will continue to be tested daily.
  • Secretary of State Mike Pompeo: He told the press pool traveling with him in Dubrovnik that he and his wife tested negative for coronavirus on Friday morning.
  • Secretary of Defense Mark Esper Secretary Esper tested negative for the virus earlier last week during his travels and was tested again Friday.
  • Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross: Tested negative for the virus Friday morning, according to the Department of Commerce.
  • Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar: He told reporters Friday morning he was tested "out of an abundance of caution" and said on Twitter Friday that he tested negative.
  • Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson: Tested negative Thursday for the virus while he was traveling with Vice President Mike Pence, Carson's Chief of Staff Andrew Hughes told CNN.
  • Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie: Tested negative on Wednesday, according to VA spokesperson James Hutton.
  • Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley: Tested negative for the virus Friday, according to Jonathan Hoffman, assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs.
  • Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf: DHS Deputy Assistant Secretary Chase Jennings said Friday that Wolf "has tested negative three times in the past seven days for COVID-19."
  • CDC Director Robert Redfield: Hismost-recent Covid-19 test was Tuesday, Sept. 29th, and the result was negative, according to a statement from a CDC spokesperson.
  • Trump's Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett: Tested negative for coronavirus on Friday, according to White House spokesperson Judd Deere.
  • White House Economic Adviser Larry Kudlow: Is tested every day, and tested negative Friday morning, he told Fox Business News.
  • Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani: He reiterated to CNN Saturday that he tested negative for Covid-19 on Friday and that he is experiencing no symptoms.
  • Eric and Lara Trump: Trump's son and his wife both tested negative for coronavirus Friday, according to a statement from their spokesperson posted by Lara on her Twitter and Instagram accounts.
  • Barron Trump: The 14-year-old son of Trump tested negative for coronavirus, according to Stephanie Grisham, Melania Trump's chief of staff, on Friday.

Some background: The cluster of cases among top Republican officials probably began at Trump's Rose Garden event announcing the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, a senior administration official said on Saturday.

Both indoors and out, participants were observed without masks and not practicing recommended social distancing measures.


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