President Trump’s senior adviser Jared Kushner and daughter Ivanka Trump tested negative for COVID-19 after the president tested positive, the White House said Friday.
“@IvankaTrump and Jared Kushner were tested again today for COVID-19 and both are negative,” White House spokeswoman Carolina Hurley wrote on Twitter.
Trump, 74, issued an after-midnight tweet announcing that he and the first lady were positive for the illness, which has infected 7.2 million Americans and killed 207,000 since March.
The president tweeted: “Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!”
Trump’s close aide Hope Hicks tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday after developing symptoms during a relatively brisk 46-minute Trump campaign rally in Duluth, Minnesota, on Wednesday night.
Kushner, one of Trump’s most influential aides, walked with Hicks to the Marine One helicopter on the White House South Lawn on Wednesday. He and Ivanka Trump, who also advises her father, live less than two miles from the White House.
In addition to the Minnesota rally, Hicks accompanied Trump on trips aboard Air Force One on Tuesday to and from the first presidential debate in Cleveland.
Trump’s diagnosis puts the presidential campaign on hold ahead of the Nov. 3 election.
After Trump’s diagnosis, Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel announced that she too tested positive for COVID-19. She most recently was with Trump last Friday.
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