Donald Trump Jr., President Donald Trump’s eldest son, said Friday that he is quarantining at his cabin after testing positive for the coronavirus earlier in the week.
“Don tested positive at the start of the week and has been quarantining out at his cabin since the result. He’s been completely asymptomatic so far and is following all medically recommended COVID-19 guidelines,” his spokesperson said.
Trump Jr. confirmed the news in an Instagram video after it was announced. “Apparently I got the ‘rona,” he said. “You wouldn’t know it … I guess I’ve been totally asymptomatic.”
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An abundance of caution
Trump Jr. said he got tested out of an abundance of caution before a planned trip with his son. He said he wanted to take the trip because he had spent the last few months on the road and would have to “make it up” to his son at a later date.
“I may have a couple days of solo time,” he said. “I’ll get to go through my [gun] safe, which should be fun.”
He also asked his followers for book and Netflix recommendations “because there’s only so many guns I can clean before I get bored.”
His father, President Donald Trump, wrote on Twitter that his son was “doing well.”
Trump legal team members test positive
Most of the president’s legal team handling his election challenges has been exposed to the coronavirus after Rudy Giuliani’s son Andrew tested positive following his attendance at his father’s press conference on Thursday.
Members of the team apparently avoided attending a meeting with Michigan election officials Friday after the exposure. Two GOP election officials in Wayne County, which includes Detroit, have asked to rescind their certification votes of the election results after they say they were bullied into voting to certify results.
There have been three outbreaks in the White House since the pandemic started, and many of Trump’s top officials have now had the virus, along with Trump himself.
It is unknown whether the exposure will impact the team’s ability to represent Trump’s interests in court related to the election. Most states will certify their election results this week and need to have electors vote by mid-December.