Former senior White House adviser Kellyanne Conway has tested positive for the coronavirus.
“Tonight I tested positive for COVID-19. My symptoms are mild (light cough) and I’m feeling fine,” Conway tweeted. “I have begun a quarantine process in consultation with physicians. As always, my heart is with everyone affected by this global pandemic.”
Tonight I tested positive for COVID-19. My symptoms are mild (light cough) and I’m feeling fine. I have begun a quarantine process in consultation with physicians.
As always, my heart is with everyone affected by this global pandemic. ❤️
— Kellyanne Conway (@KellyannePolls) October 3, 2020
Conway resigned in February to spend more time with her family – whom she has purportedly exposed to the virus.
On Friday, Conway’s 15-year-old daughter Claudia, a famous TikToker, posted a series of videos claiming that her mother has been coughing like crazy around the house and not wearing a mask.
Conway’s husband George, an outspokenly fierce critic of Trump, has not yet publicly disclosed his viral status. His never-Trump organization, The Lincoln Project, has been running savage ads aimed at convincing voters to dump Trump.
Conway was seen orbting around President Donald Trump last Saturday in the White House Rose Garden for Trump’s formal nomination of Appellate Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the United States Supreme Court.
Buried within today’s deluge of October surprises was another bombshell.
The Washington Post reported on Friday that had Barrett tested positive earlier this year. She has been prancing around without a mask – without saying a word to anyone. The Senate should reject her nomination immediately.
The White House said Friday that Barret had tested negative – whether they knew about her status and lied about it anyway remains to be seen.
Attorney General William Barr and White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows attended the ceremony too. They were spotted chumming with Conway and none of them bothered to wear masks.
Trump and First Lady Melania revealed late Thursday night that they had tested positive minutes after news broke that Hope Hicks, one of Trump’s closest aides, had also been diagnosed with the disease.
It is not known how long any of them have been infected.
But Trump’s refusal to wear a mask – and his loyalists’ cultish willingness to do whatever he does – suggests that Trump, as well as his enablers, have turned the White House into a plague farm.
They all share one glaring commonality – being around President Superspreader.
This is a developing story.
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Brandon is a political writer for the Hill Reporter specializing in current events, breaking news, and scientific discovery. Brandon holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Indiana University. He lives in New York City.