When Donald Trump first took the White House, his son and namesake, Donald Trump Jr., was still married to his first wife, Vanessa. That marriage, however, ended in divorce in 2018. Shortly after that, Trump Jr. began dating former Fox News personality Kimberly Guilfoyle.
With her Conservative credentials and on-camera experience, Guilfoyle soon became an important surrogate for the 2020 Trump campaign. Somewhere along the line, however, the former co-host of The Five, contracted COVID-19.
The news was revealed Friday night by the New York Times’ Maggie Haberman. Haberman tweeted, “Sergio Gor, chief of staff to Trump Victory Finance committee: “After testing positive, Kimberly was immediately isolated to limit any exposure. 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.”
The New York Times scribe followed that up, “Donald Trump Jr was tested negative, but as a precaution is also self isolating and is canceling all public events.”
“…but as a precaution will cancel all upcoming events. Donald Trump Jr was tested negative, but as a precaution is also self isolating and is canceling all public events.”
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) July 4, 2020
Since Donald Trump began hitting the campaign trail in Tulsa, Oklahoma, COVID cases have followed. It was announced earlier this week that Trump campaign surrogate, Herman Cain, has been hospitalized with the illness.
Campaign workers who traveled to Oklahoma in advance of the rally also tested positive.
And a Mike Pence event in Arizona was recently cancelled when agents came down with symptoms of the virus.
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