Donald Trump Jr. seems on as Kimberly Guilfoyle speaks throughout a ‘Make America Great Again’ campaign rally at Williamsport Regional Airport, May 20, 2019 in Montoursville, Pennsylvania.
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Kimberly Guilfoyle, a senior Trump campaign official and Donald Trump Jr.’s girlfriend, examined positive for coronavirus whereas in South Dakota on Friday, in line with an individual aware of the state of affairs.
Trump Jr., the eldest son of President Donald Trump, examined unfavorable, the particular person mentioned.
Neither Trump Jr. nor Guilfoyle traveled with the president on Air Force One because the president went to Mount Rushmore for a July 4th weekend celebration, the particular person mentioned.
They each deliberate to attend however by no means made it to the location. Requests for remark from Guilfoyle and Trump Jr. weren’t instantly returned Friday night time.
Guilfoyle is anticipated to drive again to the East Coast to keep away from interactions with different folks, two folks aware of the matter mentioned.
The White House says Trump is examined for the coronavirus day by day.
The New York Times first reported that Guilfoyle examined positive.
The growth occurred on a day by which there have been greater than 53,000 new circumstances of COVID-19 reported throughout the United States, in line with NBC News counts.
Guilfoyle, who’s Trump Victory Finance Committee chair, spoke at Trump’s June 20 rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and within the introductory program forward of Trump’s remarks in Phoenix, Arizona, on June 23.
But it’s unknown when or the place she was uncovered to the coronavirus that causes the illness COVID-19.
While the location of publicity just isn’t identified, because the Tulsa rally a number of individuals who attended have examined positive for the virus, together with a journalist and a minimum of two members of the campaign’s advance crew.
In addition, six campaign staffers examined positive hours earlier than the rally however weren’t current on the occasion.
On Thursday it was introduced that former presidential candidate Herman Cain, who attended the Tulsa rally, examined positive for COVID-19.
He obtained the positive end result on Monday, and on Wednesday he developed signs severe sufficient that he required hospitalization, a posted to his Twitter account mentioned.
Cain, 74, didn’t want a respirator and was awake and alert at an Atlanta space hospital, the assertion mentioned.
It just isn’t identified when Cain was uncovered to or contracted the sickness.
Trump’s campaign mentioned in an announcement Thursday that Trump didn’t meet with Cain on the Tulsa rally.
There have been greater than 2.7 million circumstances of COVID-19 within the United States, with greater than 130,000 deaths linked to the illness, in line with NBC News’ rely.
Cases have been rising in a quantity of states, and 19 states have both rolled again or paused reopening plans because of the sickness.