Correspondent in Washington
The number of White House officials infected with coronavirus after a massive event in which security measures were not followed continues to increase with the positive, announced this Monday, of the Speaker for the Presidency, Kayleigh McEnany, who is already the twelfth person diagnosed in this outbreak.
“I tested positive for Covid-19 this Monday even though I have no symptoms,” McEnany said. ‘I was definitely not aware of the positivo de Hope Hicks when I gave a press conference on Thursday. As an essential worker, I have worked diligently to keep the American citizenry informed all this time. “
McEnany refers in that statement to Hicks, the president’s adviser who tested positive last week, before the president and the first lady. Hicks was at that event held on September 26 in the rosebush and inside the White House where they attended about 160 people without masks, and without keeping the safety distance.
Since that event, the presentation of the Supreme Court candidate, the juez Amy Coney Barrett, the president and his advisers traveled to the presidential debate in Ohio, a rally in Minnesota and a fundraising dinner in New Jersey, as well as holding multiple public events at the White House, including a McEnany press conference in which He did not wear a mask, despite being in a small and closed space.
At that press conference, McEnany regretted that there are “two health standards, one for those who support Trump and the other for those who do not.” “It’s okay to go out and protest against the president but not focus to support that same president, it’s strange,” said McEnany, who is married and a recent mother of a child. Her management of the communication on the president’s health has been very controversial, given the confusion that exists about her evolution and initial diagnosis.
The President of the White House Correspondents Association, Zeke MillerHe said after McEnany’s postive: “We wish Kayleigh, the President, and everyone else fighting the virus a speedy recovery. At this time, we are not aware of additional cases among White House journalists, although we do know that some are awaiting test results.
Apart from Trump, the first lady has tested positive; consultant Hicks; former advisor Kellyanne Conway; former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie; the three Republican senators, Mike Lee, Thom Tillis and Ron Johnson; the rector of the University of Notre Dame, John Jenkins; the president of the republican party, Ronna McDaniel; Trump’s campaign manager, Bill Stepien, and one of the president’s personal assistants, Nicholas Luna.