Ivanka Trump’s personal assistant tests positive for coronavirus
Ivanka Trump’s personal assistant has tested positive for coronavirus, according to multiple reports.
The assistant works in a personal capacity for Trump, who also serves as senior adviser to her father, President Trump.
The assistant has been teleworking for nearly two months and has not been in contact with her employer in several weeks, CNN reported.
She was not symptomatic and was tested out of caution, a source close to the situation confirmed to the outlet. Ivanka Trump and her husband, fellow White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, have both tested negative for coronavirus.
The news comes after President Trump confirmed Friday that Vice President Mike Pence’s press secretary, Katie Miller, tested positive for coronavirus. She is one of the vice president’s closest aides and is married to Stephen Miller, a close adviser of President Trump.
“She is a wonderful young woman, Katie, she tested very good for a long period of time and then all of a sudden today she tested positive,” Trump told reporters during a roundtable with GOP lawmakers, noting that she is “the press person.”
Miller is the second confirmed case of coronavirus who is a member of the vice president’s staff since March.
The White House also disclosed this week that a U.S. military official working as Trump’s valet also tested positive for coronavirus.
White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany confirmed to reporters Friday that “We have put in place the guidelines that our experts have put forward to keep this building safe.”
The Hill has reached out to the White House for comment.
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