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Donald Trump Jr. Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Donald Trump Jr. tested positive for coronavirus weeks after his father, President Donald Trump's recovery.

By Kaitlin Reilly Nov 21, 2020 6:37 PMTags
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UPDATE: One day after the news broke that Donald Trump Jr. tested positive for the coronavirus, he went on social media to tell followers that he is doing well and is currently asymptomatic. 

In an Instagram video posted on Nov. 21, the businessman stated he will follow the regular protocols and isolate, despite feeling healthy. He shared that he only got tested in order to go on a trip with his son, which has since been postponed. He asked followers for e-book and Netflix show recommendations during his "solo" time away from family, as "there are only so many guns to clean" before he gets bored. He thanked everyone for their concern and well wishes.

President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Nov. 21 to update followers on Don Jr.'s health status, writing, "My son Donald is doing very well. Thank you!"

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Donald Trump Jr. has tested positive for the coronavirus, according to a spokesperson for the businessman.

"Don tested positive at the start of the week and has been quarantining out at his cabin since the result," the representative said, per NBC News. "He's been completely asymptomatic so far and is following all medically recommended COVID-19 guidelines."

The son of President Donald Trump and his first wife Ivana Trump is one of dozens of people in the White House circle to test positive for the virus. It is unclear if Donald Jr., 42, knows where he may have been exposed. He attended an indoor election night party where others, including Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson and White House political affairs director Brian Jack also tested positive. 

In October, the president, along with First Lady Melania Trump and 14-year-old son Barron Trump tested positive for COVID-19. The Commander-in-Chief was sent to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center to recover. Additional cases were linked to a late September event in the Rose Garden to honor Supreme Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett.

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The Liberal Privilege author has not spoken about his diagnosis on his active social media pages.

In October, Melania wrote about her family's experience with COVID-19 on the official White House website.

"Recovering from an illness gives you a lot of time to reflect. When my husband was taken to Walter Reed as a precaution, I spent much of my time reflecting on my family," she shared. "I also thought about the hundreds of thousands of people across our country who have been impacted by this illness that infects people with no discrimination."

 

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Donald Jr.'s girlfriend, attorney and former First Lady of San Francisco Kimberly Guilfoyle, also contracted the virus in July and has since recovered. It is not known if anyone else close to the former Apprentice judge was recently diagnosed. 

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