Kellyanne Conway, an influential former adviser to President Donald Trump, reported late Friday that she tested positive for COVID-19, adding to the list of Republicans who recently confirmed a diagnosis of the virus, with the president and first lady Melania Trump topping the list. .
“Tonight I tested positive for COVID-19. My symptoms are mild (mild cough) and I feel fine. I started a quarantine process in consultation with the doctors. As always, my heart goes out to all those affected by this global pandemic, ”he said in a tweet.
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.RELATED
As always, my heart is with everyone affected by this global pandemic. ❤️
– Kellyanne Conway (@KellyannePolls) October 3, 2020
Conway, Trump’s campaign manager during the final stretch of the 2016 contest, was the first woman to successfully lead a campaign to the White House, then became a prominent adviser to the president, the AP said.
The former counsel attended the appointment ceremony of Justice Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court last week. During the event, she did not have a mask. According to The New York Times, a total of six people, including three reporters who were close to Trump, have tested positive for COVID-19 after attending that event in the Rose Garden of the White House.Kellyanne Conway speaks with Attorney General William Barr during Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination ceremony for the Supreme Court in the Rose Garden of the White House. (Alex Brandon)
Republican senators Mike Lee and Thom Tillis announced today, separately, that they were also infected with the virus. Both are members of the Senate Legal Committee and attended the ceremony.
Earlier, President Trump was transferred to Walter Reed Military Hospital in Washington DC “as a precautionary measure” for the symptoms of the coronavirus he faces. Trump and his wife announced early Friday that they had tested positive on the molecular test.
Since then, the White House has reported that the president is “in good spirits”, albeit with symptoms of fatigue, while the first lady has experienced a headache and cough.
Both took the test after Hope Hicks, a close adviser to Trump, tested positive for the coronavirus.