Second Mar-a-Lago guest tests positive for coronavirus

A second person who was with President TrumpDonald John TrumpUSPS warns Pennsylvania mail-in ballots may not be delivered in time to be counted Michael Cohen book accuses Trump of corruption, fraud Trump requests mail-in ballot for Florida congressional primary MORE at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida this past weekend has tested positive for COVID-19, the diseased caused by the novel coronavirus. 

Republican officials said that a guest at a fundraiser at the Florida resort who attended a luncheon with Trump later tested positive for the coronavirus infection. The news came after a Brazilian official who met with Trump also tested positive.

“As you may have had contact with this individual, please contact your medical provider if you or any of your loved ones is ill” or shows other symptoms, donors were told, according to a copy of a message obtained by The Washington Post.


Trump has sought to downplay the interaction with the press aide to Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, even after photographs emerged of the two in close proximity to each other and shaking hands.

“That night, I was taking hundreds of pictures,” Trump said during an earlier exchange with a reporter about the matter.

However, Trump reversed course during remarks at the White House Friday, saying he would be tested.

“Most likely, yes,” Trump told a reporter during an exchange about his recent contact with the Brazilian official. “Not for that reason, but because I think I will do it anyway.

“Fairly soon, we’re working out a schedule,” he added.

The news came as Trump and Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiSusan Collins asks postmaster general to address delays of 'critically needed mail' Trump says he'd sign bill funding USPS but won't seek changes to help mail voting On The Money: Senate leaves until September without coronavirus relief agreement | Weekly jobless claims fall below 1 million for first time since March | Trump says no Post Office funding means Democrats 'can't have universal mail-in voting' MORE (D-Calif.) announced that they had struck a deal for a stimulus package to blunt the economic impacts of the coronavirus, which has killed over 40 people in the U.S., shuttered schools and canceled major sporting events.