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The health status of those in Trump’s orbit


President Trump announced early Friday that he and first lady Melania Trump tested positive for COVID-19, raising questions about the health of those who have been in contact with him recently.

The following is a running list of the people in the president’s orbit who have had recent contact with him or who meet regularly with him and have been tested — or are undergoing testing — for COVID-19 infection

Trump’s family

  • Melania Trump: Tested positive on Friday, October 2.
  • Ivanka Trump: Tested negative on Monday, October 5.
  • Jared Kushner: Tested negative on Monday, October 5.
  • Barron Trump: Tested negative on Friday, October 2.
  • Donald Trump, Jr.: Tested negative on Friday, October 2.
  • Eric Trump: Tested negative on Friday, October 2.
  • Lara Trump: Tested negative on Friday, October 2.

White House

  • Counselor to the president Hope Hicks: Tested positive on Thursday, October 1.
  • Vice President Mike Pence: Tested negative on Monday, October 5.
  • Chief of staff Mark Meadows: Tested negative on Monday, October 5.
  • Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar: Tested negative on Friday, October 2.
  • National Economic Council director Larry Kudlow: Tested negative on Friday, October 2.
  • White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany: Tested positive on Monday, October 5.
  • Director of Oval Office operations Nick Luna: Tested positive on Saturday, October 3.
  • Assistant press secretary Chad Gilmartin: Tested positive over the weekend.
  • Assistant press secretary Jalen Drummond: Tested positive, CBS News reported Tuesday, October 6.
  • Assistant press secretary Karoline Leavitt: Tested positive, CBS News reported Tuesday, October 6.

Others

  • Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett: The White House said in a statement that she tested negative on Friday, October 2. 
  • Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden: Debated Mr. Trump on Tuesday, September 29. Tested negative again Tuesday, October 6.
  • Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie: Christie, who helped Mr. Trump with debate preparation and spent hours with him and Hicks over several days, tweeted on October 3 that he tested positive. He was admitted to the hospital on October 3.
  • Former White House counselor Kellyanne Conway: Tweeted on Friday, October 2, that she has COVID-19.
  • Attorney General Bill Barr: He attended Barrett’s nomination announcement at the White House. The Justice Department said he had his fifth negative test on Tuesday, October 6.
  • Reverend John Jenkins: The president of the University of Notre Dame, who attended Barrett’s nomination at the White House has tested positive, according to the university.
  • Trump campaign manager Bill Stepien: Tested positive for coronavirus Friday, October 2.
  • Senior Trump campaign adviser Jason Miller: Miller, who was involved in President Trump’s debate prep, tested negative.
  • Rudy Giuliani: Tested negative on Monday, October 5, he said in a tweet. 
  • Chris Wallace: Tested negative on Monday, October 5

 Congress

  • Tennessee Senator Marsha Blackburn (R): Attended debate and flew on Air Force One; Tested negative on Friday, October 2.
  • Minnesota Representative Jim Hagedorn (R): Flew on Air Force One; tested negative Friday, October 2.
  • Ohio Representative Jim Jordan (R): Attended debate and flew on Air Force One; tested negative on Friday, October 2 
  • Utah Senator Mike Lee (R): Judiciary Committee member who attended Barrett’s nomination announcement and met with her this week. Tested positive on Thursday, October 1.
  • House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D): Tested negative on Friday, October 2.
  • South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham: The Judiciary Committee chair tested negative on Friday, October 2.
  • North Carolina Senator Thom Tillis (R): Judiciary Committee member who attended Barrett’s nomination announcement. Tested positive on Friday, October 2. 
  • Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson (R): Tested positive for the virus on Friday, October 2.

Not in recent contact with Trump, but tested protectively

  • Republican National Committee chair Ronna McDaniel: Tested positive on Wednesday, September 29.
  • Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin: Tested negative on Friday, October 2.
  • Secretary of State Mike Pompeo: He said in Croatia that he tested negative on Friday, October 2. 
  • Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe: Tested negative on Friday, October 2.

Fin Gomez, Alan He and Arden Farhi contributed to this report.





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