Trump’s former adviser Kellyanne Conway tests positive for COVID-19
The former counselor to the president attended last week's White House nomination ceremony for Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett.
Kellyanne Conway, who served as President Donald Trump‘s longtime adviser, has tested positive for COVID-19.
Conway, 53, announced her positive test result on Friday night in a tweet just hours after President Trump was relocated to a military hospital to be treated after he too tested positive.
“Tonight I tested positive for COVID-19. My symptoms are mild (light cough) and I’m feeling fine. I have begun a quarantine process in consultation with physicians. As always, my heart is with everyone affected by this global pandemic,” she tweeted.
After serving as Trump’s campaign manager in 2016, Conway served as counselor to the president from 2017 until this past August when she resigned to “spend more time with her family.”
Conway’s teen daughter, Claudia Conway, hinted that her mother may have had coronavirus after telling her followers on TikTok that she was showing symptoms. “My mom coughing all around the house after Trump tested positive for covid,” she wrote on one video post.
Hours later, the teen posted another video, writing “update my mom has covid.” In another post, she said, “im furious. wear your masks. dont listen to our f**king idiot president piece of s**t. protect yourselves and those around you.”
Conway is one of multiple Republican figures — including two Republican U.S. senators and Trump adviser Hope Hicks — to announce that they have tested positive for COVID-19. It’s not clear where the spread within the GOP circuit began, however, early reports speculate that some may have contracted the virus last week at the Supreme Court nomination ceremony for Amy Coney Barrett, Trump’s nominee to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Conway also attended the ceremony. Photographs show that attendees were not wearing mask and not social distancing.
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