One of Donald Trump’s closest advisers Hope Hicks has tested positive for coronavirus, according to Bloomberg News.
Hicks reportedly traveled with Donald Trump to and from the presidential debate in Ohio on Tuesday and accompanied Trump to his campaign rally in Minnesota on Wednesday. But sources told Bloomberg that there’s no indication that Trump contracted the virus.
She was also spotted with senior White House adviser Stephen Miller twice on Tuesday. She was not wearing a mask on both occasions.
Few people close to Hicks were told that she was exhibiting symptoms consistent with the COVID-19 infection.
White House spokesman Judd Deere said in a statement: “The president takes the health and safety of himself and everyone who works in support of him and the American people very seriously. White House Operations collaborates with the physician to the President and the White House Military Office to ensure all plans and procedures incorporate current CDC guidance and best practices for limiting Covid-19 exposure to the greatest extent possible, both on complex and when the president is traveling.”
Hicks is the latest member of Trump’s inner circle to contract the virus that has infected more than 7 million Americans and resulted in over 200,000 deaths.