Kimberly Guilfoyle, a fundraising official for President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign and the girlfriend of his eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., has tested positive for the coronavirus, according to reports.
In a statement from Sergio Gor, the Trump Victory Finance Committee chief of staff, “Kimberly was immediately isolated to limit any exposure” upon receiving the test result.
“As a precaution is also self-isolating”
“She’s doing well, and will be retested to ensure the diagnosis is correct since she’s asymptomatic, but as a precaution will cancel all upcoming events,” he said.
As for the Trump Jr., Gor said he “tested negative but as a precaution is also self-isolating and is canceling all public events.”
The result came while Guilfoyle and Trump Jr. were in South Dakota for the president’s speech at Mount Rushmore on Friday. Both were reported to have made their own way, thus they were not on board Air Force One with the president and his inner circle.
Guilfoyle’s diagnosis marks the latest in a line of coronavirus cases among individuals close to the Trump campaign or White House.
At least eight members of the campaign’s advance team working on last month’s rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, tested positive.
“Thanks be to God”
Among a number of other cases was the report in May that one of the president’s personal valets had contracted the virus. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence have continued to report negative test results.
Guilfoyle provided an update expressing gratitude for the support she has received as well as optimism that she will recover quickly.
Thank you for all the well wishes and prayers! 🙏 I feel good thanks be to God and look forward to a speedy recovery so I can resume working to re-elect @realDonaldTrump ❤️🇺🇸
— Kimberly Guilfoyle (@kimguilfoyle) July 4, 2020
The president’s speech on the eve of Independence Day went on, attracting criticism from some in the media — including The New York Times, which tweeted that it was “a dark and divisive speech at Mount Rushmore, leaning into the culture wars and barely mentioning the pandemic.
Of course, there was probably nothing he could have said that would receive the approval of his critics in the media. What matters to his campaign is how voters perceived his remarks.