NEW YORK: US President Donald Trump’s Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany announced Monday that she had contracted the coronavirus.
She has become the latest member of the president’s circle to contract the disease in recent days.
Kayleigh McEnany said in a statement posted on Twitter she had tested negative since Thursday, when the president tested positive, and had no symptoms. She indicated she intended to work during her quarantine period, and said no journalists were listed on her contact tracing information as having been in close contact with her.
A short time later, reports surfaced saying two other press office staffers also are positive, including a deputy press secretary, Chad Gilmartin.
Along with the president, she joins a list of positive White House and Trump campaign officials that includes First Lady Melania Trump, campaign boss Bill Stepien, senior aide Hope Hicks, Trump “body man” Nick Luna and others.