Donald Trump Jr. Tests Positive for COVID-19, Goes in Isolation

by Matthew Wilson

Donald Trump Jr. has tested positive for COVID-19. According to officials close to him, doctors diagnosed Trump Jr. with the virus earlier this week. He’s currently isolating for the virus.

According to Bloomberg, several sources reported that Trump Jr, Donald Trump’s oldest son, tested positive for the virus. In a statement, a spokesperson said that Trump Jr. is asymptomatic. The spokesperson confirmed Trump Jr. is also quarantining himself for the virus.

Donald Trump Jr Tests Positive After Several White House Aides

Trump Jr. is just the latest person within the White House to test positive for COVID-19. On Friday (Nov. 20), Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani’ son Andrew Giuliani tested positive for the virus. Andrew is one of several aides for the White House and announced his diagnosis via Twitter.

Additionally, Hannah McInnis, an aide to Vice President Mike Pence, also contracted the virus earlier this month. She joins several others close to Pence who contracted the virus.

In October, the president made headlines when he also tested positive for the virus. Trump announced his and First Lady Melania Trump’s diagnosis via Twitter at the time. Their diagnosis came during a crucial final leg of the election. For a portion of the illness, Trump stayed at Walter Reed Hospital where he received treatment for symptoms related to the virus.

The president and first lady reported having mild symptoms related to the virus at the time. Both made a full recovery in time for Election Day on Nov. 3. So far, Trump hasn’t responded to news of his son contracting the virus. Trump Jr. has been one of his father’s biggest supporters and held several rallies on his behalf during the election.

The president has been uncharacteristically silent with rare public appearances since the Nov. 3rd election. Trump has been focused on several legal battles he believes will secure him the presidency after Biden was declared the winner.