Donald Trump Jr. Tests Positive for Coronavirus
Donald Trump Jr., the president’s son, tested positive for coronavirus earlier this week, a spokesperson confirmed on Friday evening.
“Don tested positive earlier this week and has been in quarantine in his cabin since the result,” the spokesperson said. CNN. “He has been completely asymptomatic so far and is following” quarantine guidelines.
The diagnosis comes weeks after President Trump, First Lady Melania Trump and President Barron’s son all contracted the disease. The president was briefly hospitalized after his oxygen level dropped, but returned to the White House to recover.
Kimberly Guilfoyle, the girlfriend of Trump Jr., one of the president’s main fundraisers, contracted illness during the summer.
Senator Rick Scott (R., Fla.) Also tested positive for the coronavirus on Friday.
“As Thanksgiving approaches, we know that holiday will be different this year,” Scott said in a statement announcing his diagnosis. “But listen to public health officials and take their advice. We are going to fight this together, but we must all be responsible. … I pray that next Thanksgiving, COVID-19 will be a thing of the past.
A number of other US lawmakers have tested positive for the coronavirus this week, including Sen. Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa). At 87, Grassley is the current senior Republican senator and belongs to an age group at high risk for complications from the coronavirus. Grassley said he was asymptomatic at the time of his diagnosis.