One of Trump’s Personal Valets Tests Positive for Coronavirus: Report

May 07, 2020 - 8:30 am

One of President Donald Trump’s personal valets reportedly tested positive for the coronavirus.

CNN reported that an unidentified member of the U.S. Navy working at the White House tested positive.

A source told CNN that Trump was “upset” when he heard about the diagnosis and that the news was “hitting the fan” at the White House.

The president was given another rapid test by a White House physician; the results of the Abbott Labs test can be provided in just minutes.

The White House confirmed the news in a statement to CNN, saying the president and Vice President Mike Pence tested negative.

“We were recently notified by the White House Medical Unit that a member of the United States Military, who works on the White House campus, has tested positive for Coronavirus," deputy White House press secretary Hogan Gidley said in the statement.

"The President and the Vice President have since tested negative for the virus and they remain in great health,” Gidley said.

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