McEnany said in a statement that “after testing negative consistently, including every day since Thursday, I tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday morning while experiencing no symptoms.”
She added that according to the White House medical unit, she was not in close contact with any reporters, producers, or members of the press.
McEnany also said that she “definitively had no knowledge” that White House counselor Hope Hicks had tested positive for COVID-19 when McEnany held a press briefing on Thursday.
WASHINGTON (AP) —The White House said Friday that President Donald Trump was suffering “mild symptoms” of COVID-19, making the stunning announcement after he returned from an evening fundraiser without telling the crowd he had been exposed to an aide with the disease that has killed a million people worldwide.
The announcement that the president of the United States and first lady Melania Trump had tested positive, tweeted by Trump shortly after midnight, plunged the country deeper into uncertainty just a month before the presidential election. However, White House aides said he was in good spirits and working in quarantine in the family quarters.
Trump has spent much of the year downplaying the threat of a virus that has killed more than 205,000 Americans.
His diagnosis was sure to have a destabilizing effect in Washington and around the world, raising questions about how far the virus has spread through the highest levels of the U.S. government. Hours before Trump announced he had contracted the virus, the White House said a top aide who had traveled with him during the week had tested positive.
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2,992,970 confirmed infections, up from 2,735,117 Friday.
207,518 confirmed deaths, up from 192,019 Friday.
Editorial: Remember in the ’70s and then the ’80s, ’90s, two thousands, and finally, like yesterday, oil reserves had all been found, were finite, and would “run out soon?”
Well, here we are: We have a glut of oil with nowhere to put it. Factories aren’t using as much and consumers aren’t driving much, if at all.
See? We had a solution to this problem all along? And the planet will thank us.
I’m being a bit sarcastic and dark here, but we always DID know the answer: Use less.
Ironic how Mother Nature forced our hand.
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Editorial: I’m leaving this one here because it got a ton of play last week and over the weekend. I even lost a few friends over it because they believe him. I don’t know which stance they believe (that he was spit-balling solutions, he was being serious, he was being sarcastic), but they believe him.
This is, of course, proof that Trumplodytes are members of a cult.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Maryland’s health department fielded hundreds of calls from residents asking about ingesting disinfectants after President Donald Trump wondered aloud if that could fight COVID-19, Gov Larry Hogan said Sunday.
The Republican governor spoke about the emergency hotline calls and Trump’s offhand comment during appearances on CBS’ “Face The Nation” and ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday morning. On Friday, the Maryland Emergency Management Agency tweeted a “reminder” that under no circumstances should any disinfectant be injected or ingested.
Hogan said “communicating very clearly on the facts” has been important to him since the COVID-19 pandemic began.
“I think when misinformation comes out or you just say something that pops in your head, it does send a wrong message. We had hundreds of calls come into our emergency hotline at our health department asking if it was right to ingest Clorox or alcohol cleaning products, whether that was going to help them fight the virus,” he said during his ABC appearance.
During a press briefing on Thursday, Trump said research was underway into the effect that disinfectants have on the virus and questioned if they could be injected into people.
“Is there a way we can do something like that, by injection inside or almost a cleaning?” Trump asked. “Because you see it gets in the lungs and it does a tremendous number on the lungs. So it would be interesting to check that.”
The White House accused the media of misrepresenting the president’s comments. Trump said he had been speaking sarcastically.
Hogan said Trump needs to “stick to a message and make sure that these press conferences are fact-based.”
“I think other people in the administration have been trying to make that clear to him, as well,” he added.Source
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