Donald Trump Jr. tests positive for COVID-19
London, Nov. 21, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Donald Trump Jr, the son of US President Donald Trump, tested positive for COVID-19 this week, although he is experiencing no symptoms, according to his spokesperson.
Trump Jr. tested positive at the start of the week and has been “quarantining at his cabin since the result,” the spokesperson said.
“He’s been completely asymptomatic so far and is following all medically recommended COVID-19 guidelines,” he said.
Andrew Giuliani, the son of the president’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, also said he tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday.
Mr Trump Jr is the latest member of the president’s family to become infected with the virus.
The president, the first lady and their son Barron have recovered from the virus.
Trump Jr.’s girlfriend, Kimberly Guilfoyle, also tested positive for the virus over the summer as the duo campaigned for Trump throughout the country.
Trump Jr. was among the roughly 250 guests who attended the White House’s indoor election night party, where nearly every attendee was seen not wearing a mask.
Other party attendees have since tested positive, including Meadows, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson and White House political affairs director Brian Jack.
Trump Jr. has spread a significant amount of misinformation about the coronavirus.
Late last month, he told Fox News that the number of deaths from Covid-19 is now “almost nothing.”
Over the summer, his Twitter account was restricted for sharing a video that spread false information about the drug hydroxychloroquine and he shared a Facebook meme spreading doubt about the effectiveness of masks against the coronavirus.
The news comes as Covid is spreading throughout the country, with daily case records being set nearly every day in November, and is also spreading throughout Washington’s halls of power.
Two Republican senators, Rick Scott of Florida and Chuck Grassley of Iowa, have announced in the last few days that they tested positive and to this point 26 House members and 10 senators have so far tested positive or been presumed positive since the beginning of the pandemic.