Smith Jr., 42, “escaped the virus when people around him got infected, including his girlfriend Kimberly [Guilfoyle], but now has it, per multiple sources,” Jacobs tweeted, noting that the president’s senior adviser contracted the deadly virus “earlier this week” and “has been quarantining at a private location, I’m told.”
SCOOP: Donald Trump Jr., the president's son, has coronavirus, sources tell me and @JenniferJJacobs.
— Tyler Pager (@tylerpager) November 20, 2020
“He’s following all medically recommended COVID-19 guidelines, a spokesperson says,” Jacobs tweeted.
Trump Jr. has been present on Twitter, fiercely defending his father’s claims that the 2020 presidential campaign was fraudulent, but over the past few days, he has not been seen in person. The president’s son is just one of the dozens of White House administration members who’ve been hit with the coronavirus.
On Friday evening, Trump Jr. shared a video on Instagram to say that he did catch “the rona” but that he was “totally asymptomatic” and was quarantining “out of an abundance of precaution.”
In October, the president spent three days at Walter Reed Medical Center after being diagnosed with COVID-19. His wife, first lady Melania Trump, and their son Barron Trump, 14, also tested positive for COVID-19.
Trump’s Son’s COVID-19 Diagnosis was Revealed on the Same Day Rudy Giuliani’s Son Tested Positive for Coronavirus
Rudy Giuliani‘s son, Andrew Giuliani, who also serves as a special assistant to Trump, announced on Twitter that he tested positive for the coronavirus hours before Trump Jr.’s diagnosis was revealed.
The 35-year-old White House worker, who married wife Zivile Rezgyte in 2017, tweeted, “This morning, I tested positive for COVID-19. I am experiencing mild symptoms, and am following all appropriate protocols, including being in quarantine and conducting contact tracing.”
Contact tracing will show that he was in contact with numerous fellow White House staff members, including his father, who works as Trump’s personal lawyer. Andrew Giuliani was present during his father’s press conference on November 19, an event that went viral for numerous reasons. Rudy Giuliani reenacted a scene from “his favorite law movie” My Cousin Vinny to tout his unsubstantiated claims on voter fraud, and then photos of his face trended on Twitter after he started sweating so profusely, hair dye dripped down his face.
Hannah McInnis, who’s an aide to Vice President Mike Pence, has recently tested positive for COVID-19, according to Bloomberg.
Coronavirus Numbers In America Continue to Surge
While The White House remains riddled with the coronavirus, the number of those infected in America continues to surge. As of Friday, more than 11 million cases have been confirmed in the United States, according to NBC News. America is breaking records with more than 100,000 new cases a day.
Since the end of February, the death toll from COVID-19 has surpassed 250,000 deaths. As of November 20, there have been a total of 254,147 Americans who have died from the coronavirus.