White House Press Secretary Kylie McEnney said Monday that the coronavirus has been tested positive, and that the confirmation comes from the president. Donald Trump Remains Hospitalized with the virus.
McNeny Thirteenth person in the White House, Or connected with Trump’s re-election campaign or White House event Kovid-19 has been tested positive since last Thursday.
“After testing negative consistently, including every day since Thursday, I Tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday morning When you do not experience any symptoms, “McNani said in a statement posted on Twitter.
“Journalists, producers or members of the press are not listed as close contacts of the White House Medical Unit.”
Other people associated with Trump and the White House events that have tested positive since Thursday include Trump campaign manager Bill Stephen, Republican National Committee chairman Rona McDonnell, Trump adviser Kellyn Conway, former New Jersey governor Chris Christie, three Republican senators, Mike Lee Utah, and North. Tillis and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, as well as Nick Luna, the president’s personal assistant. John Jenkins, president of the University of Notre Dame, also tested positive after Judge Amy Connie Barrett attended a White House event announcing the Trump nomination.
McNani, who was married to a daughter born last November, gave a briefing to reporters at the White House last Thursday, just hours before revealing that Trump adviser Hope Hicks had tested positive for Kovid-19.
Trump’s confirmation, and his wife’s first lady Melania Trump, revealed Hicks’ confirmation soon after it was made public.
“I’m not sure about Hope Hicks’ confirmation before holding a White House press briefing on Thursday,” McKennie said in a Twitter post on Monday.
White House Press Secretary Kylie McEnney took off her face mask before speaking to reporters outside the West Wing of the White House in Washington DC on October 2, 2020. Both President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump tested positive for the coronavirus.
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“As an important worker, I worked diligently to provide the information needed by the American people at this time,” she wrote.
“With my recent positive test, I will begin the quarantine process and continue to work on behalf of the American people remotely.”
White House spokeswoman Jude Deere said, “Contact tracing from the Kylie McEnney case is absolutely in line with the CDC. [federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] Guidelines and appropriate recommendations will be made. ”
In White House circles, McEnney has become a symbol of how close it is Early diagnoses of Kovid-19 were among high-ranking officials.
Although Hicks tested positive for the coronavirus early Thursday, McNenie was not immediately informed of the diagnosis, or until Thursday evening, when press reports began to emerge about Hicks that she herself had been infected with the virus.
A senior White House official said last Thursday that McEnney had been dragged from a team that accompanied Trump to his golf club in Bedminster, NJ, but did not say why.
The officer said McNani did not learn that Hicks tested positive until the afternoon of that day.
In the hours between Hicks’ positive test and when McNani found out about it, she explained to the press in the White House briefing room, without wearing a mask.
Melania Trump spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham, who preceded McNeny as White House press secretary, declined to comment on McNeny’s revelations on Monday.
McNani told reporters Saturday that she was tested for negativity and that she was wearing a mask when the president was taken to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on White House grounds on Friday.
But on Sunday, she was stripped of her mask for appearing on Fox News. She removed it again shortly after to speak to reporters gathered on the White House North Lawn.
The White House Correspondents Association said at least three journalists at the White House tested positive for the coronavirus last week.
As of Sunday night, none of the White House infected correspondents had reached out to conduct contact tracing.
Ben Williamson, a senior communications consultant at the White House, tweeted on Monday about McEnney’s lack of a mask: ” -Presssec She briefly took off her mask at the mic to answer questions, where there were only two questions and 58 seconds (CDC had no ‘constant contact’ and was socially excluded from reporters in the area
In a statement, JK Miller, president of the White House Correspondents’ Association, said: “We want the president and everyone else who is battling vice to recover faster.
“As of this moment we are not aware of any additional cases among White House journalists, but we know that some are awaiting test results,” Miller said. “We strongly urge the CDC to continue its guidance on disguising and discouraging our members – especially those at the White House – and urging journalists to conduct tests if they are exposed.”
– Kevin Bruninger of CNBC Additional Reporting
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