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The president’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., has the coronavirus, Bloomberg Information reported Friday evening. Don Jr., who’s one in every of dozens of individuals in President Trump’s interior circle who’ve caught COVID-19, apparently examined constructive earlier this week, and a spokesperson advised Bloomberg that he’s asymptomatic and now self-isolating. His girlfriend, Kimberly Guilfoyle, examined constructive for the virus over the summer time.
It’s not clear how or the place Trump Jr. was contaminated or if his case is linked to the sooner White Home outbreaks. Additionally on Friday, White Home aide Andrew Giuliani, who’s Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani’s son, revealed that he had examined constructive for COVID-19 as nicely. The youthful Giuliani had attended the weird conspiracy theory-saturated press convention in a packed room on the Republican Nationwide Committee headquarters the place his father and different members of Trump’s authorized group held to make a case for overturning the end result of the 2020 presidential election. Trump authorized adviser Jenna Ellis, who took half within the press convention, mentioned Friday that each she and Rudy Giuliani had examined unfavourable.
Bloomberg Information additionally experiences that Hannah McInnis, an aide to Vice President Mike Pence, additionally examined constructive earlier this month, which may be one other case linked to the sooner outbreak that struck Pence’s group the week earlier than the election, infecting a number of staffers together with his prime aides. That was one in every of no less than three severe outbreaks linked to the White Home within the final two months. Two weeks in the past, quite a few individuals who attended an indoor Election Evening celebration on the White Home later examined constructive for COVID-19, together with President Trump’s chief of workers, Mark Meadows, Housing and City Growth Secretary Ben Carson, White Home political director Brian Jack, Trump marketing campaign adviser David Bossie, and lots of others, together with a lot of Secret Service brokers.
Two Republican senators, Florida’s Rick Scott and Iowa’s Chuck Grassley, additionally reported constructive assessments this week.
Greater than 193,000 new instances of the coronavirus were reported in the U.S. on Friday, a brand new nationwide file, as COVID-19 continues to quickly unfold throughout the nation. The nation additionally broke prior information for assessments and hospitalizations. The alarming surge of infections prompted the CDC on Thursday to induce Individuals to cancel their journey plans for subsequent week’s Thanksgiving vacation.