Senior White House aide Hope Hicks, who travelled w/ Trump multiple times lately, tests positive for Covid, sources tell US media

Senior White House aide Hope Hicks, who travelled w/ Trump multiple times lately, tests positive for Covid, sources tell US media

The positive test came on Thursday after Hicks accompanied President Trump to a rally the day prior, the Associated Press, Bloomberg, ABC, CBS and a number of other outlets reported, citing officials who spoke on condition of anonymity.

Hicks, a former White House communications director who now serves as counselor to the president, attended other events with Trump this week in addition to the Wednesday rally, traveling with him aboard Air Force One to the first presidential debate in Cleveland, Ohio on Tuesday night.

To date, Hicks is the closest aide to Trump to contract the illness – spending significant time with him in the Oval Office and on the campaign trail – but she is not the first White House employee to do so. In July, National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien tested positive, while a White House valet, a spokesperson for Vice President Mike Pence and a Trump campaign advisor were also infected previously.

Though her present condition is unknown, people close to Hicks told Bloomberg she was “experiencing symptoms of the disease,” though they did not specify the extent of her illness.

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