The important lesson here, since President Trump did say he is now in “the real school” for COVID-19, is that neither being president or being a blonde and cute White House press secretary can stop you from being infected with coronavirus. WH Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany announced on Monday that she has tested positive for the coronavirus and will begin the quarantine process.
Referring to herself an “Essential Worker,” McEnany tweeted, “After testing negatively consistently, including every day since Thursday, I tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday morning while experiencing no symptoms,” She added that she will continue to work remotely while isolated.
“No reporters, producers, or members of the press are listed as close contacts by the White House Medical Unit.”
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President Trump is currently being treated for the coronavirus at Walter Reed Medical Center after he and first lady Melania Trump tested positive last Friday. The impeached President took a moment yesterday, putting his secret service detail at risk of exposure, to take a drive in a hermetically sealed SUV to wave at supporters outside of the medical center.
McEnany claims no knowledge that fellow White House staffer Hope Hicks had been diagnosed with the coronavirus before she held a press briefing last Thursday.
Hicks tested positive Thursday, after traveling to Tuesday’s debate in Cleveland with the president and attending a Wednesday campaign rally in Minnesota.
McEnany routinely went recklessly maskless when talking to reporters in the White House briefing room or during sessions on White House grounds. She also went maskless as recently as yesterday while talking to reporters on White House grounds.
Now, the West Wing, a hotzone for coronavirus, is essentially shut down.