Donald Trump Junior tests positive for Covid-19
Donald Trump Junior has tested positive for Covid-19, his spokesman confirmed. The spokesman said
the younger Trump learned of his diagnosis earlier this week, but he has no symptoms and has been
quarantining. Mr Trump Jr, who is the outgoing president’s eldest son,
is the latest member of the family to become infected with the virus. Trump Snr, the first lady and their son
Barron has already recovered from Covid-19.
He’s been completely asymptomatic so far and is following all medically recommended COVID-19 guidelines,”
the spokesman said of the 42-year-old.
Trump Jr’s positive test follows infections for a string of others connected to the White House, including his
father, who was hospitalized, the president’s wife Melania, and Trump’s youngest son Barron.
Donald Jr’s girlfriend, former Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle, also tested positive in July.
Earlier Friday, Andrew Giuliani, a White House aide and son of the president’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani,
announced he had tested positive.
Trump Jr is one of the most outspoken and aggressive defenders of his father, who is still refusing to recognize
his defeat to Democrat Joe Biden in the November 3 presidential election.
In the days after the vote, Trump Jr called for his father to go to “total war” against what he calls electoral fraud
despite no evidence to support the claim.
Like his father he has also consistently downplayed the pandemic, telling Fox News as the virus surged around
the country last month that deaths from Covid-19 had fallen to “almost nothing.”