Administration

Trump campaign adviser Corey Lewandowski tests positive for coronavirus

Greg Nash

Corey Lewandowski, a senior adviser to President Trump’s reelection campaign, has tested positive for the coronavirus, a source familiar with the matter confirmed on Thursday.

Lewandowski is the latest person in Trump’s orbit to contract the virus since Election Day, though it was not immediately clear when he became infected.

Lewandowski was at a White House party on the night of the election, and he has mostly been in Pennsylvania in recent days as part of an effort to challenge the outcome there.

Lewandowski served as the president’s campaign manager for part of his 2016 White House bid, and he has remained an adviser and supporter during Trump’s time in the White House. He joined the 2020 campaign as a senior adviser in recent months.

He previously had a brush with the virus after attending a White House event in late September to nominate Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Several attendees later tested positive, though Lewandowski was not one of them.

The White House election night party has emerged as the latest super-spreader event inside the building, though.

White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, White House political director Brian Jack, and several other lower-level members have tested positive in the last week.

David Bossie, who has co-written books with Lewandowski and is working on the campaign’s legal challenges, also tested positive, though it was not clear if he was at the election night gathering.

— Updated at 12:30 p.m.

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