Donald Trump's Eldest Son Donald Trump Jr. Tests Positive For Coronavirus
The coronavirus pandemic is an unprecedented crisis facing the United States and the rest of the world. As the still-raging pandemic continues to tighten its grip on Americans across the nation, Donald Trump Jr. has also tested positive for the deadly virus.
Trump Jr's positive test treads on the heels of infections for a myriad of other people working in the White House, including his father, President Donald Trump, the first lady Melania Trump, and the president's youngest son Barron. A personal spokesman confirmed the news of Trump Jr. testing positive for the virus to CNN on Friday.
After testing positive for the coronavirus at the start of this week, the spokesman said Don has been quarantining at his cabin. The source noted that he has shown no symptoms so far and is strictly following all COVID-19 guidelines. Trump Jr.'s positive result was first reported by Bloomberg.
Trump Jr. is not the first person close to Trump to test positive for the coronavirus. In addition to the president, the first lady, and their youngest son, Trump's chief of staff Mark Meadows and numerous other top aides - in his campaign, as well as in the White House have recently tested positive for the virus that causes COVID=19, a life-threatening disease.
On top of that, Kimberly Guilfoyle, Trump Jr.'s girlfriend tested positive for the virus while campaigning with Don for Trump across the nation over the summer, CNN reported. Trump and nearly 250 guests were invited to the White House's indoor election night party, where almost none of the guests wore masks.
It is hardly surprising that several party attendees have since tested positive, including White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, and Brian Jack, who serves as White House Director of Political Affairs. An insider told CNN at the time that all guests were told they would be receiving a rapid test for COVID-19.
A previously held White House celebration was already touted as a superspreader event. A considerable number of guests were tested positive for the virus after they attended a nomination ceremony in Sept. for Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett. During this nomination ceremony, many attendees were spotted shaking hands without wearing masks.
Although the White House insists that it tests those around the president and vice president Mike Pence, officials have often adopted a careless approach when it comes to following the CDC's (US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) guidelines. As part of the CDC guidelines, people are required to wear masks and social distance when in public surroundings.