Trump’s personal assistant tests positive for coronavirus

Nick Luna, one of President Trump’s personal assistants, is the latest White house aide to receive a positive coronavirus diagnosis, Bloomberg reports.

The new outlet noted that Luna works closely with Trump and serves as one of the president’s “body men.”

The Hill has reached out to the White House for comment on the aide’s reported diagnosis, which comes several days after Trump and first lady Melania Trump were confirmed to have tested positive for coronavirus.

{mosads}The first couple’s diagnosis was announced shortly after it was discovered White House adviser Hope Hicks had also tested positive for the illness. In the days since, a number of top Republicans have also tested positive for the coronavirus.

Republican Sens. Mike Lee (Utah), Thom Tillis (N.C.) and Ron Johnson (Wis.) have all received positive diagnoses in the past week.

Lee and Tillis both serve on the Senate Judiciary Committee. Their diagnoses come as the committee is scheduled to meet in the days ahead to commence hearings for the president’s Supreme Court nominee to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Amy Coney Barrett.

White House physician Sean Conley said on Saturday that the president, who was taken to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Friday, was faring “very well.” 

Conley also said that he was “extremely happy with the progress the president has made.”

But another source familiar with Trump’s condition said Saturday that the president’s vital signs in the past day were “very concerning” that they are not “still not on a clear path to a full recovery.”

Tags Coronavirus Donald Trump Hope Hicks Melania Trump Mike Lee nick luna Ron Johnson Ruth Bader Ginsburg Thom Tillis

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