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White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany and two aides have tested positive for coronavirus

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White House press secretary and two aides have tested positive for coronavirus

White Home press secretary Kayleigh McEnany has examined optimistic for Covid-19, she tweeted in a press release Monday morning. McEnany emphasised that she had beforehand examined negatively “persistently” and is experiencing no signs.

Kayleigh McEnany is the most recent White Home staffer to check optimistic for the virus, including to questions on how widespread the West Wing outbreak will turn out to be. McEnany’s analysis is a stark reminder that the administration has flouted science and greatest practices earlier than and even after the President examined optimistic. She continued to publicly shirk masks utilization within the days since President Donald Trump and different staffers and outdoors advisers examined optimistic for the virus.
She was scheduled to look on Fox Information on Monday morning however the look was canceled. The press secretary later shared she was optimistic for the virus.
Two of McEnany’s deputies, Chad Gilmartin and Karoline Leavitt, have additionally examined optimistic for coronavirus, two sources informed CNN Monday afternoon. White Home press workers are working remotely, an official mentioned, however some important staff are nonetheless on the White Home.
White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany and two aides have tested positive for coronavirus
McEnany wrote Monday that she’s going tostart the quarantine course of,” which means that she’s going to isolate. Talking with Fox Information‘ Sean Hannity on Monday night, McEnany mentioned she is “feeling nice” and “very blessed’ to don’t have any signs. She praised Trump’s mask-less photograph op on the White Home balcony Monday as a “very nice second.”
When the White Home was doing contact tracing within the aftermath of prime Trump adviser Hope Hicks’ analysis, Kayleigh McEnany was informed that she had been an in depth contact of Hicks, and was pulled off the President’s fundraising journey to New Jersey. She wasn’t informed till later that afternoon that Hicks examined optimistic, reaffiriming in her assertion Monday that she “definitively had no data” of that previous to the briefing. McEnany mentioned she had examined adverseeach day since Thursday.”
She didn’t, nonetheless, take any steps to isolate herself given her identified shut contact with Hicks. McEnany final briefed reporters within the briefing room on Thursday morning, hours earlier than information of the President’s analysis. On Friday, she appeared on Fox Information and eliminated her masks to talk with reporters on the White Home driveway. She spoke with reporters once more on Sunday evening, and didn’t put on a masks.
Kayleigh McEnany informed reporters Sunday that the White Home wouldn’t be releasing the variety of West Wing staffers who examined optimistic, citing privateness issues. She additionally declined to supply a particular timeline of when the President was examined when pressed repeatedly.
Along with the President and first girl Melania Trump, there are a number of identified optimistic circumstances of coronavirus at or close to the White Home, together with Hicks, Trump physique man Nick Luna, an unnamed press staffer, former White Home counselor Kellyanne Conway, Trump marketing campaign supervisor Invoice Stepien, Republican Nationwide Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, and Republican Sens. Thom Tillis, Mike Lee and Ron Johnson.
Kayleigh McEnany, Trump’s fourth press secretary, assumed the position amid the pandemic in early April after serving because the Trump 2020 marketing campaign‘s press secretary. A Harvard Legislation Faculty graduate, McEnany rose to nationwide prominence — and likewise captured then-candidate Trump’s considerationin the course of the 2016 presidential election, when she was steadily on air as a paid CNN political commentator. After the election, she joined the Republican Nationwide Committee as a spokeswoman earlier than becoming a member of the marketing campaign.
Since April, she has held press briefings, largely on a weekly foundation, and steadily spoken on behalf of the administration on Fox Information.
This story has been up to date with remarks from Kayleigh McEnany.

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