Here is the list of people close to Trump who have also tested positive for the coronavirus – National

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Hours after US President Donald Trump revealed he and first lady Melania Trump tested positive for the novel coronavirus, White House chief of staff Mark Meadows said he expected others cases would occur.”I fully expect that as this virus continues to persist, other people in the White House will certainly test positive,” he told reporters on Friday.

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Yet several cases have already been confirmed among those who have had close contact with Trump and his close advisor, Hope Hicks, whose diagnosis triggered the test which confirmed that Trump carried the virus.

Many of these people attended an event on September 26 in the Rose Garden of the White House where Trump officially appointed Amy Coney Barrett to the United States Supreme Court. Nearly a dozen others helped organize the president’s first debate with Joe Biden on September 29.

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Here is who has tested positive so far.

Kellyanne Conway

Former Trump campaign manager and adviser to President Kellyanne Conway confirmed she tested positive on Friday night.

In a tweet, Conway said she was exhibiting mild symptoms, including a mild cough, and “feeling fine.”

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“I started a quarantine process in consultation with doctors,” she wrote. “As always, my heart is with everyone affected by this global pandemic.”

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Conway attended the Rose Garden event on Saturday and was seen speaking without a mask to other people in the crowd, including Attorney General William Barr.

She left the White House in August to spend more time with her family.

Ses. Mike Lee

Republican Senator Mike Lee of Utah said in a statement Friday that he tested positive the day before after experiencing symptoms “consistent with long-standing allergies.”

He said he will be in quarantine for the next 10 days and will work from home.

Lee also attended Barrett’s nomination ceremony and was seen on camera kissing other attendees without wearing a mask.

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In addition, Lee sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee, which has been tasked with holding hearings to confirm Barrett to the Supreme Court.

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Lee assured in his statement that he would be back to work in time for these hearings, which are scheduled to begin on October 12.

Sen. Thom Tillis

North Carolina Senator Thom Tillis, a Republican, said his COVID-19 test came back positive on Friday night.

“Fortunately, I have no symptoms and I feel great,” he said, while urging his constituents to follow public health guidelines to limit the spread of the virus.

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Like Lee, Tillis attended the Rose Garden ceremony for Barrett and sits on the Judicial Committee. Unlike Lee, Tillis wore a mask on Saturday.

Yet Tillis also took part in a televised debate with Democratic challenger for his Senate seat Cal Cunningham on Thursday night.

White House Journalists

So far, three members of the White House press pool have tested positive, according to a statement by President of the White House Correspondents Association and Associated Press reporter Zeke Miller. The names of the journalists were not disclosed.

At least one of those reporters attended the Rose Garden event on Saturday, while another had traveled with the president throughout the weekend. The third attended Trump’s press conference on Sunday.


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Several other members of the press are self-isolating while waiting to be tested. White House medical staff are conducting contact tracing for the three positive cases, Miller said.

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“We ask that if you were on the White House grounds or in the swimming pools on these days, you pay close attention to any changes in your health,” he told members in a statement.

John Jenkins, President of Notre Dame University

An email from Notre Dame University staff on Friday confirmed that its president, Reverend John Jenkins, had tested positive after a colleague was diagnosed.

Jenkins was already in quarantine when he was tested this week after attending the Rose Garden ceremony for Barrett, who received his law degree from Notre Dame University and was a faculty member there.

In a statement posted to the university’s website shortly after the event, Jenkins said he made an ‘error in judgment’ by not wearing a mask during the ceremony and shaking hands with a number. of people in the rose garden.

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“I did not set an example, at a time when I asked everyone in the Notre-Dame community to do so,” he wrote. “I particularly regret my mistake in light of the daily sacrifices made by many, in particular our students, adapting their lives to respect our health protocols.

Hope Hicks

Hope Hicks, one of the president’s most trusted and long-standing confidants, began to experience mild symptoms on the flight home from a Trump re-election campaign rally in Duluth, Minnesota on Wednesday night, an administration official told The Associated Press on condition. anonymity.

She was isolated from other passengers on the plane and her diagnosis was confirmed on Thursday, the person said.

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Hicks, who is an adviser to the president, also accompanied him and other senior officials to the first presidential debate in Cleveland on Tuesday.

She was often seen not wearing a mask during several of these debates, while those around her – including members of the president’s family – also did not have their faces covered.

Debate preparation staff

According to a statement from the city of Cleveland on Friday, 11 people involved in planning and organizing Tuesday’s presidential debate between Trump and Joe Biden have tested positive.

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The debate took place in an outdoor pavilion shared by the Cleveland Clinic and Case Western Reserve University. While those who attended the debate on behalf of Biden wore masks in the audience, most of those with Trump did not.

Some of those cases are people from outside Ohio who can continue to travel, the city said.

This list will be updated as more cases are confirmed.

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