Donald Trump Jr has tested positive for Covid-19, the latest in a string of infe-ctions to hit the president’s family and inner circle.
A spokesman said Trump Jr learned of his d!agnosis earlier this week, has no symptoms, and has been quarantining.
Trump Jr, the president’s eldest son, is now the fourth member of the Trump family to have become infe-cted with Covid. The president, the first lady, and their son Barron have recovered from the Covid-19.
Trump Jr, 42, had managed to evade infe-ction after his girlfriend, Kimberly Guilfoyle, tested positive in July.
The White House has been the scene of several outbre-aks in recent months, including one linked to an event held for Amy Coney Barrett and, more recently, a White House election night party with few masks and little social distancing, after which multiple attendees tested positive.
The Covid-19 has now k!lled more than a quarter-million Americans. Trump Jr, like his father, has been cr!ticized for downplaying the severity of the Covid-19. In October, as fa-talities in the US approached 1,000 a day amid a record su-rge of infe-ctions, Trump Jr told Fox News that critics of the Trump administration’s approach to the Covid-19 are “truly mor-ons” and said that Covid-19 loss in America right now is “almost nothing”.
Earlier on Friday, Andrew Giuliani, the son of President Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, confirmed that he had also tested positive for Covid-19.“This morning, I tested positive for COVID-19,” the younger Giuliani, who joined the Trump White House’s Office of Public Liaison and Intergovernmental Affairs in 2017, said on Twitter.
“I am experiencing mild symptoms, and am following all appropriate protocols, including being in quarantine and conducting contact tracing.” Andrew attended his father’s contr-oversial press conference on Thursday at the Republican National Committee headquarters in Washington, according to multiple reports. The elder Giuliani and other Trump campaign lawyers spoke without masks from an indoor podium to an audience of dozens. Several White House staffers have tested positive for the di*ease in recent weeks, including the chief of staff, Mark Meadows, while six members of Congress have tested positive this week.
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