(PoliticalLookout.com)- Hope Hicks, one of President Donald’s Trump’s most high profile White House advisors, tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday night after flying with the President on Air Force One. The pair has flown to the debate together on Tuesday and shared a helicopter with the president when traveling to a campaign rally in Duluth, Minnesota, on Wednesday.
The news came shortly before President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump confirmed that they had also tested positive for the virus.
Bloomberg reported that Hicks was experienced mild symptoms at the time of her test results. And of course, the media chose to engage in victim-blaming – the thing the left always complains about – by heavily focusing on the fact that Hicks was seen riding in a van with other White House senior advisors without wearing a mask.
Stephen Miller and Hicks were also seen sharing an umbrella when they left Air Force One, which Bloomberg News seemed to think was an important part of the story.
Hicks reportedly initially felt unwell in Minnesota on Wednesday but was quarantined during an Air Force One flight on the way home. People close to the matter told the media that people who had come into close contact with Hicks were pulled off Air Force One to minimize the spread of the virus.
The Associated Press reported how several other members of the White House staff have since tested positive for the virus, including Vice President Mike Pence’s Press Secretary Katie Miller. National Security adviser Robert O’Brien along with one of the president’s valets have also tested positive for COVID-19.
Even despite the White House’s daily testing system put in place after some members of the White House team contracted the virus earlier in the year, the truly infectious nature of COVID-19 was proven by the infection of some of the most closely guarded elected officials on the planet.
President Donald Trump and his team aren’t the only world leaders and officials to contract the virus, either. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson contracted and survived the virus earlier this year, as well as Prince Charles, the heir to the British throne.