Donald Trump Jr. tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this week, making him the second of President Donald Trump’s children to contract the virus.
“Don tested positive at the start of the week and has been quarantining out at his cabin since the result,” a spokesperson for Trump Jr. said, according to Bloomberg. “He’s been completely asymptomatic so far and is following all medically recommended COVID-19 guidelines.”
Trump Jr., the president’s oldest son, came down with the virus weeks after the president’s youngest son, Barron. The president himself and the first lady suffered a bout in early October, with Trump spending several days convalescing at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Three days later, Trump was released from Walter Reed and returned to the White House after receiving doses of what his doctor described as “Regeneron’s polyclonal antibody cocktail,” as well as Remdesivir, zinc, vitamin D, famotidine, melatonin, and a daily aspirin.
Trump Jr. is the latest within the president’s inner circle to test positive for COVID-19, which spread among the White House after his diagnosis last month. Others who have caught the virus in recent weeks include White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson, campaign adviser Corey Lewandowski, as well as dozens of White House aides, including Trump campaign worker Nick Trainer, and Andrew Giuliani, who is Rudy Giuliani’s son.
Several of Vice President Mike Pence’s aides have tested positive as well, according to his press secretary and chief of staff.
Since last week, new cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. have been exceeding 150,000 per day.
Even members of the Secret Service have reportedly been stricken with the disease, and many have been forced to self-isolate and quarantine.
Sources: The Hill, MSNBC and The Daily Wire; Photo: Getty Images