Trump’s Son Don Jr Tests Positive For COVID-19

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(FILES) In this file photo taken on August 24, 2020 Donald Trump Jr. speaks during the first day of the Republican convention at the Mellon auditorium in Washington, DC. AFP

US President Donald Trump’s eldest son Donald Trump Jr has tested positive for -19 and is quarantining without symptoms, the latest in a long list among those links to the White House.

“Don tested positive at the start the week and has been quarantining out at his cabin since the result,” his spokesman said.

“He’s been completely asymptomatic so far and is following all medically recommended -19 guidelines,” the spokesman said the 42-year-.

Trump Jr’s positive test follows for a string of others connected to the White House, including his father, who was hospitalized, the president’s wife Melania and Trump’s youngest son Barron.

Donald Jr’s , former Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle, also tested positive in July.

Earlier Friday, Andrew Giuliani, a White House aide and son of the president’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani announced he had tested positive.

Trump Jr is one of the most outspoken and aggressive defenders of his father, who is still refusing to recognize his defeat to Democrat Joe Biden in the November 3 presidential election.

In the days after the vote, Trump Jr called for his father to go to “total ” against what he calls electoral fraud despite evidence to support the claim.

Like his father he has also consistently downplayed the pandemic, telling Fox News as the virus surged around the country last month deaths from -19 had fallen to “almost nothing.”

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Trump’s administration has been heavily criticized for its response to the pandemic and for downplaying the dangers.

Many in the crowds at his pre-election rallies were often maskless and not abiding by social-distancing rules.

They were a sharp contrast Biden’s drive-in rallies and his scrupulous mask-wearing.

On Monday, the president-elect expressed frustration over Trump’s refusal to cooperate on the White House transition process, saying “more people die” of coronavirus without immediate coordination on fighting the pandemic.

Trump refusing to concede defeat, Biden and his team have been unable to coordinate government officials on crucial continuity of issues like security, but also on emergencies like a distribution plan for Covid-19 vaccines to tens of millions of Americans.

Current US numbers — more than a quarter of a deaths have been reported — have alarmed authorities enough to advise people stay home for next week’s Thanksgiving holiday, when Americans usually travel to be with their .

New York City has shut down for its 1.1 students, while California will impose a 10:00 pm to 5:00 am curfew from .

There was however a new sign of hope on Friday as US biotech giant Pfizer and German partner BioNTech sought approval to roll out their coronavirus vaccine early.

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