Last week, our nation came face to face with a grim reality: The coronavirus pandemic is most definitely not in the rear view mirror, and no amount of clout or celebrity can keep you entirely safe from this potentially deadly disease.
The realization came as President Donald J. Trump himself came down with COVID-19, testing positive a day or so ahead of his reluctant trip to Walter Reed Medical Center for treatment. Over the weekend, conflicting reports of the President’s health emerged, with Chief of Staff Mark Meadows leading with some dire news before White House physicians then painted a much rosier picture.
The President has reportedly been itching to get back to the White House, but is being held at Walter Reed as a precautionary measure.
Now there is more troubling news from Pennsylvania Avenue.
White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany and two of her deputies have tested positive for the coronavirus as President Donald Trump remains hospitalized with the virus.
McEnany and her two deputies, Chad Gilmartin and Karoline Leavitt, are among at least 18 people people in the White House, or connected to Trump’s reelection campaign or to recent White House events, who have tested positive for Covid-19 since late last week.
“After testing negative consistently, including every day since Thursday, I tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday morning while experiencing no symptoms,” McEnany said on Twitter.
“No reporters, producers, or members of the press are listed as close contacts by the White House Medical Unit.”
McEnany had repeatedly sparred with reporters in recent days, as questions surrounding the President’s health grew more pressing.
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