Donald Trump Jr., the eldest son of President Donald Trump, has tested positive for the coronavirus, a spokesperson told The Associated Press.
Update 2:08 p.m. ET Nov. 21: Donald Trump Jr. spoke about his coronavirus diagnosis in a more than two-and-a-half minute long video posted Friday night on social media.
“Apparently I got the ‘rona,” he said. “I guess I’ve been totally asymptomatic but out of an abundance of precaution I’ll quarantine. I’ll follow the regular protocols. You know take it seriously, no reason to do anything otherwise.”
Trump has been in quarantine at his cabin since testing positive at the beginning of the week.
He said he got tested before going on a father, son trip with his son.
He asked for movie, TV and book recommendations while he isolates. He also said he is canceling the father, son trip they had planned.
Original report: “Don tested positive at the start of the week and has been quarantining out at his cabin since the result. He’s been completely asymptomatic so far and is following all medically recommended COVID-19 guidelines,” Trump Jr.’s spokesperson said.
Trump Jr. has been isolating and has no symptoms, the spokesperson told the AP.
Bloomberg was the first to report the news.
Trump Jr. is another person associated with the President who have tested positive for COVID-19, Bloomberg reported. Earlier Friday, Rudy Giuliani’s son Andrew Giuliani, who is a White House aide, announced on Twitter he had tested positive. In addition, an aide to Vice President Mike Pence, Hannah McInnis, tested positive earlier this month, according to two people familiar with the matter.
The President also has tested positive for the coronavirus and spent time at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. First lady Melania Trump and their son, Barron, have also recovered from the virus.
Trump Jr.’s girlfriend, Kimberly Guilfoyle, also tested positive for COVID-19 over the summer while the couple campaigned for the President, CNN reported.
Two Republican senators, Rick Scott of Florida and Chuck Grassley of Iowa, have announced in the last few days that they tested positive, the network reported. Twenty-six House members and 10 senators have so far tested positive or have been presumed positive since the beginning of the pandemic, according to CNN.
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