After consistently testing negative, including every day since Thursday, I tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday morning without experiencing symptoms,” McEnany said in a statement, specifying that the quarantine will begin and continue to work remotely. .
He also clarified that “no reporter, producer or member of the press” appears as a close contact in the list of the White House medical services. However, controversy grew over the precautions, or lack of precautions, taken by the White House and the Trump family to avoid contagion of the new coronavirus. On Sunday, the president’s spokeswoman held an open-air press conference with journalists, without wearing a mask.
Coronavirus Closes in on Trump
McEnany is the most recent COVID-19 case in the president’s close circle. The list includes the first lady, Melania Trump, and the aide to President Hope Hicks, whose positive for COVID-19 known on Thursday set off alarms.
The manager of the Trump 2020 campaign, Bill Stepien; the head of the Republican National Committee, Ronna McDaniel; Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway; former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and three Republican senators (Mike Lee of Utah, Thom Tillis of North Carolina, and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin), as well as Trump’s personal aide Nick Luna.