President Donald Trump’s son Don Jr. has become the last character in Trump’s orbit to test positive for the coronavirus, The Daily Beast has confirmed.
He tested positive earlier this week and was quarantined in his cabin, a spokesperson said. “He has been completely asymptomatic so far and follows all medically recommended COVID-19 guidelines,” the spokesperson added. Bloomberg first reported his positive test result.
The virus continues to cripple the White House and Trump’s inner circle, even after the president himself was hospitalized with the virus weeks before the November 3 election.
Rudy Giuliani’s son Andrew tested positive on Friday, a day after attending his father’s sweaty, maskless press conference held in a cramped room at campaign headquarters.
His diagnosis meant that several key members of the team trying to overturn the election result, including Giuliani and lawyer Jenna Ellis, were also exposed.
Last week, Corey Lewandowski, another Trump adviser who filed false lawsuits over illegal voting and electoral fraud, tested positive.
Lewandowski was at Trump’s White House election night, which has since grown into a mass-market event. Several attendees subsequently tested positive, including White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, Trump campaign legal aide David Bossie, longtime GOP strategist Jeff Miller, White House political director Brian Jack, HUD Secretary Ben Carson and several assistants.
Lots of people close to Don. Jr had contracted the virus in recent months, including his girlfriend, Kimberly Guilfoyle, who tested positive in October.
Like his father, Don Jr. has consistently dismissed the seriousness of the pandemic and claimed that it was being put forward as part of an anti-Trump plot. At the end of October, on a day as COVID-19 deaths in the United States passed 1,000, Trump’s eldest son took to Fox News to call those warning of the virus to ” really morons ”and declare that the deaths were“ next to nothing ”.
Since that time, coronavirus infections have reached new records and the death toll in the country has exceeded 250,000.
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