(PoliticalLookout.com)- White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany is the latest official from the Trump administration to test positive for the Chinese coronavirus. McEnany announced the news in a statement published on Monday morning, explaining how she had repeatedly tested negative for the virus since Thursday, the day that President Trump received his positive test result.
Thankfully, McEnany said that she is yet to experience any major symptoms of the virus.
“After testing negative consistently, including every day since Thursday, I tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday morning while experiencing no symptoms,” she explained. “No reporters or members of the press are listed as close contacts by the White House Medical Unit. Moreover, I definitely had no knowledge of Hope Hicks’ diagnosis prior to holding a White House press briefing on Thursday.”
— Kayleigh McEnany (@PressSec) October 5, 2020
McEnany said that she has worked “diligently” to provide information to the American people during the pandemic, but that with her recent positive test, she will quarantine and “continue working on behalf of the American people remotely.”
The news comes as President Donald Trump completes his treatment at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, as doctors say he has responded well to treatment. The president received an outpouring of support from Americans who gathered outside of the hospital to show him love and support.
President Trump angered the left-wing media after he was cleared by doctors to get into a vehicle and drive past the supporters and wave.
Former White House physician Dr. William Lang says that President Trump and the Secret Service agents wearing masks during the drive by makes the risk “very very small.” pic.twitter.com/UopQze5frs
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) October 4, 2020
The outrage from the left-wing press was criticized, however, by former White House doctor, Dr. William Lang, who said that the risk of spreading the disease was “very, very small” given that the president was locked in a vehicle and wearing a mask.
McEnany is one of several members of the White House team to test positive for the virus, with former White House counselor recently testing positive, along with adviser Hope Hicks.