COVID-19 invades America’s halls of power, list of positive cases grows

Published 9:52 pm Friday, October 2, 2020

A growing list of people connected to the White House or who attended an event there earlier this week have tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus.

The first public announcement was President Donald Trump’s advisor Hope Hicks on Thursday.

Then early Friday, President Trump and his wife Melania confirmed they were positive for the virus.

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Also confirmed with the virus:

Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna McDaniel

Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah)

Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.)

Notre Dame President John I. Jenkins

Former White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway.

The White House Correspondents’ Association reported that three members of the White House press corps have tested positive along with one White House staffer.