The latest COVID-19 diagnosis to strike President Donald Trump’s inner circle has impacted his namesake.
As reported by Bloomberg on Friday, the president’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., has tested positive for the coronavirus and is said to be in isolation as he recovers.
One of several recent positive test results
Three unnamed sources cited in the article indicated that he received the diagnosis earlier in the week. As of the latest update available, a spokesperson said he is asymptomatic.
The elder Trump acknowledged his son’s positive test result in a tweet on Saturday morning, reassuring his followers that the younger Trump is “doing very well” and thanking them for their concern.
Of course, he is far from the only person close to the Trump administration to announce a similar diagnosis — including the president himself. Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani’s son, Andrew Giuliani, revealed on Friday that he had also tested positive for the pandemic virus.
“Being in quarantine and conducting contact tracing”
“I am experiencing mild symptoms, and am following all appropriate protocols, including being in quarantine and conducting contact tracing,” he explained.
The younger Giuliani was at a press conference just two days earlier that was also attended by his father and others — including attorney Jenna Ellis — involved in the president’s election challenges.
Both Ellis and the elder Giuliani reported negative results in subsequent testing.
“Hopeful that we can stop playing politics with medicine”
Earlier this month, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson and White House chief of staff Mark Meadows both announced that they had contracted COVID-19. As for Carson, he described a harrowing experience in his recovery from the virus.
“I was extremely sick and initially took Oleander 4X with dramatic improvement,” he explained in a Facebook post on Friday.
Acknowledging that he has “several co-morbidities,” however, Carson said that his “symptoms accelerated” and he soon “became desperately ill.”
He credited the Trump administration and a course of an experimental treatment for his recovery, concluding: “I am hopeful that we can stop playing politics with medicine and instead combine our efforts and goodwill for the good of all people.”