Kimberly Guilfoyle, senior fundraiser for Trump campaign, positive for coronavirus


Ms. Guilfoyle attended Mr. Trump’s indoor rally last month in Tulsa, Okla. Before and since, some campaign and secret service staff have tested positive for the coronavirus. Herman Cain, a former Republican presidential candidate who was also present at the rally, said this week that he had been hospitalized for the virus.

Sergio Gor, the chief of staff to the Trump Victory Finance Committee, said in a statement that Ms. Guilfoyle “was immediately isolated to limit any exposure.” He added: “It is going well and will be retested to make sure the diagnosis is correct because it is asymptomatic, but as a precaution, it will cancel all future events. Young Trump, despite a negative test, isolated himself and canceled public events as a precaution, said Gor.

Even though epidemics have emerged in the South and West and states across the country are reporting a record number of cases every day, White House officials – and Mr. Trump in particular – have downplayed their focus on the virus during public appearances. In an interview on Wednesday, the president said he thought the virus “would somehow go away.”

The president’s aides recently changed the protocols for people entering White House grounds, abandoning routine temperature controls, for example. They advised people with typical symptoms of coronavirus to stay away.

But people who come close to Mr. Trump and Mr. Pence are still tested for coronavirus.


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