Kushner, Ivanka Trump test negative for COVID-19
President Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump and son-in-law Jared Kushner both tested negative for the coronavirus on Friday.
White House spokeswoman Carolina Hurley revealed their negative tests hours after Trump said that he and first lady Melania Trump tested positive for the virus. They both also serve as senior White House advisers.
“.@IvankaTrump and Jared Kushner were tested again today for COVID-19 and both are negative,” Hurley tweeted Friday morning.
They join other White House officials who have also tested negative for the virus following the president’s positive test, including Vice President Mike Pence, second lady Karen Pence and White House chief of staff Mark Meadows.
Ivanka Trump and Kushner both accompanied President Trump to the first presidential debate in Cleveland, Ohio, on Tuesday in addition to other aides and members of the president’s family.
It is unclear when the Trumps were first exposed to the virus.
The president and first lady tested positive for COVID-19 after news broke that Hope Hicks, one of Trump’s closest aides, had tested positive for the virus.
Hicks traveled aboard Air Force One with the president to the debate Tuesday. According to The New York Times, aides first became aware that she had contracted the virus on Wednesday evening.
The White House says that aides who spent ample time with the president, such as Ivanka Trump and Kushner, are regularly tested for the virus. It is unclear whether both of the senior aides plan to self-quarantine as a precautionary measure.
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