Kimberly Guilfoyle, Trump 2020 Campaign senior adviser, tested positive for the coronavirus. The campaign confirmed the news on Friday night.
Sergio Gor, chief of staff of the Trump Victory Finance Committee, released a statement on the positive test. “After testing positive, Kimberly was immediately isolated to limit any exposure. She’s doing well, and will be retested to ensure the diagnosis is correct since she’s asymptomatic, but as a precaution will cancel all upcoming events,” Gor said.
Guilfoyle is in a relationship with President Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr. Gor continued by adding that doctors tested Donald Jr. as well. However, the test came back negative. “Donald Trump Jr. was tested negative but as a precaution is also self-isolating and is canceling all public events,” Gor said.
Guilfoyle reportedly didn’t experience any symptoms of the virus. A source also told the New York Times that she and Donald Jr. never met up with the President’s immediate circle.
Kimberly Guilfoyle Tested for Coronavirus in South Dakota
According to the New York Times, Guilfoyle’s test occurred in South Dakota. The former Fox News host and Donald Jr., 42, traveled to attend President Trump’s speech at Mount Rushmore. However, neither of them reportedly traveled on Air Force One.
Attendees at the large-scale event at Mount Rushmore were not required to practice social distancing. South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem shared a statement about the event. “We told those folks that have concerns that they can stay home, but those who want to come and join us, we’ll be giving out free face masks, if they choose to wear one. But we won’t be social distancing. We’re asking them to come, be ready to celebrate, to enjoy the freedoms and the liberties that we have in this country,” Noem said.
Guilfoyle is the third person close to the President to test positive for the virus. The other two include one of President Trump’s personal assistants and Vice President Mike Pence’s press secretary.