“We will not see diseases like the coronavirus come here..and isn't it refreshing when contrasting it with the awful presidency of President Obama." - Feb. 25, 2020
White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said Monday that she has tested positive for the coronavirus, a diagnosis that comes as President Donald Trump remains hospitalized with the virus.
“After testing negative consistently, including every day since Thursday, I tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday morning while experiencing no symptoms,” McEnany said in a statement that she posted on Twitter.
“No reporters, producers, or members of the press are listed as close contacts by the White House Medical Unit.”
McEnany gave a briefing to reporters at the White House last Thursday, hours before Trump’s advisor Hope Hicks was revealed to have tested positive for Covid-19. Trump’s diagnosis was revealed shortly thereafter.
— Kayleigh McEnany (@PressSec) October 5, 2020
BREAKING: WH press sec. is positive for COVID.
Reminder, McEnany was at/in:
- Rose Garden event
- WH debate prep room for days
- Air Force 1 to OH Tues.
- Debate w/ Trump inner circle
- Air Force 1 to MN Weds.
And nonetheless has kept briefing for days, w/out a mask. https://t.co/Yu8m6e6pTA
— Lisa Desjardins (@LisaDNews) October 5, 2020
What a trooper. /sarcasm