Coronavirus Trump: Who else close to the US president has tested positive for COVID-19? | American News


Several cases have been confirmed among those who had close contact with Donald Trump and his assistant Hope Hicks, whose diagnosis triggered the test which confirmed that the US president was a carrier of the coronavirus.

The period between infection and illness can range from a few days to two weeks, so he could have contracted it repeatedly and in various people.

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Here is a summary of some of the people involved so far:

Positive tests:

Donald Trump, 74 ans

US President since 2016, he has seen his campaign effectively suspended after testing positive for COVID-19.

He was at the Rose Garden of the White House on Saturday September 26 to announce the appointment of Justice Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. He attended a rally in Pennsylvania on Saturday night and another event in Ohio on Monday.

On September 26, Donald Trump hosted an event in the rose garden to announce his Supreme Court candidate

He was at a fundraiser and rally in Minnesota on Wednesday, where he gave a shorter speech than usual.

On Thursday morning, Mr. Trump was said to have learned of the positive test result for Hope Hicks. Despite this, he organized a fundraising trip to his New Jersey golf club. According to public health guidelines, he should have isolated himself, having been near a person infected with the virus.

In the early hours of Friday, after returning from the New Jersey event, he tweeted to say that he and his wife had tested positive and were in isolation.

Hope Hicks

Hope Hicks, 31 ans

Presidential adviser and former director of communications for the White House. She is a close confidante of Mr. Trump.

Ms Hicks was not at the Rose Garden event on September 26.

She was part of the team that traveled with Mr Trump to Cleveland for the presidential debate on Tuesday. She returned a negative test Wednesday morning and joined others for the trip to Minnesota that day. It was in Minnesota that she said she felt bad.

She stayed away from the others on the first leg of the trip (by plane) and did not bring the crowded Marine One back to the White House. Thursday morning, his test was positive. Those who were near her were not immediately informed.

Ms Trump speaks on the phone as she answers calls from people calling on NORAD's Santa tracker phone line in 2018
Melania Trump

Melania Trump, 50 ans

First Lady, wife of Donald Trump.

She often travels with her president husband and she was at the Rose Garden event in late September.

Her diagnosis was announced at the same time as that of her husband on Friday October 2.

She tweeted later in the day that she was experiencing “mild symptoms” and that she “felt good overall,” adding, “I look forward to a speedy recovery.

White House Senior Advisor Kellyanne Conway speaks during a press briefing at the James Brady Press Room at the White House on January 30, 2020 in Washington, DC.
Kellyanne Conway

Kellyanne Conway, 53

Former presidential adviser who left the White House in August.

She was at the Rose Garden event on Saturday, seated in the front row.

Photos from the event showed a few hundred people sitting next to each other, many without masks, including Ms Conway.

She tweeted: “My symptoms are mild (mild cough) and I feel fine. “

Supreme Court candidate Justice Amy Coney Barrett (L) meets with U.S. Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC, September 29, 2020
Amy Coney Barrett with Mike Lee on September 29

Senator Mike Lee, 49

Republican from Utah, Mr. Lee was also at the Rose Garden last Saturday and met with Amy Coney Barrett, who was announced as Mr. Trump’s choice for the vacant seat on the United States Supreme Court, days more late.

He announced he tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday, after testing negative earlier in the week.

Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) speaks during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Wednesday September 30, 2020
Thom Tillis

Senator Thom Tillis, 60

Republican of North Carolina and member of the Judiciary Committee.

He tested negative before attending the White House Rose Garden event on Saturday and met with Mr. Trump’s Supreme Court candidate Ms. Coney Barrett on Wednesday. Mr Tillis was pictured wearing a mask at Saturday’s event, but not at Wednesday’s meeting.

On Thursday night, he took part in a debate with Democratic challenger for his Senate seat, Cal Cunningham. Both wore masks.

Mr Tillis revealed his positive test result on Friday. Mr Cunningham said he was going to be tested.

John I. Jenkins, president of Notre Dame and chairman of the Big East CEO's executive committee speaks with media after TCU accepted an invitation to become a full member of the Big East conference on November 29, 2010 in Fort Worth , Texas
John Jenkins

John Jenkins, 65 ans

President of the University of Notre Dame, Mr. Jenkins is another person who was at the Rose Garden event last Saturday and who announced his positive test result on Friday.

University vice-president Paul Browne said in a statement that Jenkins had “learned that a colleague he was in regular contact with has tested positive for COVID-19.”

Donald Trump with his campaign manager Bill Stepien
Bill Stepien

Bill Stepien, 42 ans

The president’s campaign manager has also tested positive for the coronavirus and is experiencing “mild flu-like symptoms.”

Mr. Trump’s immediate campaign events have all been called off and his next debate with Democrat Joe Biden, scheduled for October 15, is now in question.

Three journalists

The trio tested positive on Friday after spending last weekend at the White House or traveling with Mr. Trump, according to Zeke Miller, president of the White House Correspondents Association.

Negative tests:

Joe Biden

Joe Biden, 77 years old

A Democratic presidential candidate, Mr. Biden debated Tuesday with Mr. Trump in Cleveland.

Unlike Mr. Trump, Mr. Biden regularly wore a mask in public. However, during the exchanges, he did not wear one.

Many in the audience, including members of Mr. Trump’s family, were also not wearing masks.

Mr Biden and his wife Jill tested negative on Friday.

Kamala Harris

Kamala Harris, 55 ans

Vice-presidential candidate Mr Biden’s running mate took a routine test and the result was negative on Thursday.

Amy Coney Barrett

Amy Coney Barrett, 48 ans

Mr. Trump’s Supreme Court candidate was at the Rose Garden event on September 26 to accept her Supreme Court nomination.

She recovered from a confirmed case of coronavirus earlier this year.

Mike Pence
Mike Pence

Mike Pence, 61 ans

The US Vice President and his wife Karen tested negative Friday morning.

Mr Pence was reportedly in the Oval Office with the President on Tuesday and was last seen publicly with him at a press conference on Monday.

US Attorney General William Barr
William Barr

William Barr, 70 ans

The U.S. Attorney General was at the Rose Garden event on September 26 and was seen without a mask, speaking with Ms Conway, but tested negative on Friday, a Department of Justice spokesperson said.


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