Here’s the huge list of people that had come in contact with Trump and Hope Hicks and could be COVID positive
Just when you thought 2020 couldn’t get any worse, Trump and Melania have tested positive, and they may have spread it to a lot of people they came in touch with.
MSNBC put out a list of people who have been in contact with Hope Hicks, who appears to have been the first person to put Trump at risk:
So. Yeah, that’s a problem. Also there’s this:
“After White House officials learned of Hicks’ symptoms, Trump & his entourage flew to New Jersey, where he attended a fundraiser & delivered a speech. Trump was in close contact with dozens of other people, including campaign supporters at a roundtable.” https://t.co/c3vRsu4Kwi
— Nina Bernstein (@NinaBernstein1) October 2, 2020
A lot of GOP donors. Oh and don’t forget:
Trump and Amy Coney Barrett also met with McConnell.
The entire Republican side of the Senate has to quarantine.
— Elizabeth C. McLaughlin 🩸🦷 (@ECMcLaughlin) October 2, 2020
That could be liberal wishful thinking, but maybe not.
So far, Mark Meadows has tested NEGative:
White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows has reportedly tested negative:
— Henry Rodgers (@henryrodgersdc) October 2, 2020
I’ll update with more information on the other possible coronavirus positives…
UPDATE: Here’s where we are.
Senator Mike Lee of Utah has tested positive.
— Mike Lee (@SenMikeLee) October 2, 2020
And he was with a LOT of people and could have exposed them:
.@SenMikeLee was all over the Hill & WH this week:
-Saturday @ WH SCOTUS event shaking hands, hugging
-Tuesday @ Hill meeting w/ Judge ACB
-Tuesday @ Hill w/ reporters
-Wednesday @ lunch w/ GOP Senators
-Thursday @ Sen Judiciary Markup
Mask-less in many cases. pic.twitter.com/1K7Vt7C8lJ
— Julie Tsirkin (@JulieNBCNews) October 2, 2020
Trump is now exhibiting mild symptoms:
At 9 am, former WH physician/future congressman Dr. Ronny Jackson went on FOX saying he "expected" the president to remain asymptomatic. Minutes later, WH confirmed president had mild symptoms.
— Josh Kraushaar (@HotlineJosh) October 2, 2020
Biden and his wife are negative:
NEWS: Former VP Joe Biden and his wife Dr. Jill Biden have tested NEGATIVE for COVID-19.
— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) October 2, 2020
RNC chairwoman Rona McDaniel is positive:
BREAKING – Ronna McDaniel, the RNC chairwoman, tested positive for the coronavirus on Wednesday, multiple sources say. She has mild symptoms. She was last with POTUS last Friday and has been in Michigan since then.
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) October 2, 2020
Amy Coney Barrett tested negative:
NEW: WH spokesman Judd Deere says Judge Amy Coney Barrett tested NEGATIVE for COVID-19 today & hasn't been with POTUS since Saturday's ceremony.
"She is following CDC guidance and best practices, including social distancing, wearing face coverings, and frequently washes hands."
— Zach C. Cohen (@Zachary_Cohen) October 2, 2020
…but she’s had it before and recovered:
Supreme Court nominee diagnosed with coronavirus this summer but has since recovered… https://t.co/mjbEFtkftt
— Robert Costa (@costareports) October 2, 2020
From what I understand, this does not necessarily mean she won’t get it again. There have been some cases of that happening, and not everyone who gets it once is forever inoculated from getting it again. Also:
Barrett will have to quarantine for 10 days — she met in person the other day with a maskless Mike Lee, who just tested positive. He also wasn't wearing a mask Wednesday when he attended Judiciary Committee hearing. What a mess.
— Del Quentin Wilber (@DelWilber) October 2, 2020
Also the president of Notre Dame is positive:
BREAKING: Notre Dame President Fr. John Jenkins, who was at the WH SCOTUS announcement on Saturday and was criticized for not wearing a mask and shaking hands, has tested positive for COVID-19.
This was just sent out to the campus.
Unclear if he had it during the WH event. pic.twitter.com/2cR4eaVMzb
— Jack Jenkins (@jackmjenkins) October 2, 2020
New Trump slogan: Hope is contagious.
— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) October 2, 2020