Coronavirus-infected Donald Trump is doing “very well” under new treatment at the Walter Reed Medcal Center, but his re-election campaign manager has now tested positive for the disease.
Just minutes after former Celebrity Apprentice host Sean Conley’s doctor released another update on his boss’s condition and the implementation of an experimental antibody, Bill Stepien is the newest, but certainly not the last, Trump advisor to now Has COVID-19.
Assistant campaign manager Justin Clark has taken direct control of the re-election at Trump’s headquarters while former White House political director Stepien works out of quarantine
Like Melania Trump, Hope Hicks, RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel, at least a few Senators, Notre Dame President Father Dr. Stepien, co-manager of John Jenkins and Trump’s 2016 campaign, was at the ceremony in the Rose Garden on September 26th unveiling SCOTUS nominee judge Amy Coney Barrett. Pursuing schedules, the mask-free and socially distancing free event, is now increasingly looking like a GOP elite superspreader that has put most of the executive under personal lockdown within its blast radius.
Kellyanne Conway, former top advisor to Donald Trump, tests positive for coronavirus
The spiral from this rose garden ceremony is sure to see more falls in the coming days if current developments continue. Vice President Mike Pence was also at the Barrett announcement but has so far tested negative
The First Lady, Hicks, Stepien were also among those who traveled with the consistently downplayed COVID-19 Trump to the presidential debate on September 29 against Joe Biden. So far, most of the Trump family, as well as debate prep leaders Chris Christie and Rudy Giuliani, have reported negative or no results.
Trump and his crew attended the first of three debates at the eleventh hour and shrugged to take a test at the Cleveland event. They did not quote enough time and claimed they were being tested frequently. The former Vice President and his close associates were not informed of the lack of testing in the debate, nor of Hick’s positive test until it was leaked Thursday night. Within a few hours, Trump and his wife got into self-quarantine due to the inevitable consequences and contracted the corona virus themselves.
Biden and his wife Dr. Jill Biden took two tests today, both of which came back negative. The Bidens led the polls and were on the field on Friday. The Trump campaign got a grip on all of their headlining events, including a Florida stop that was due to take place this afternoon.
In what appears to be a very rapid and unlikely reversal of the virus after exposure, the mild symptom at Stepien appears in the more than 7.3 million Americans who have developed confirmed cases of coronavirus.
Meanwhile, since arriving at Walter Reed earlier today, Trump has launched a regime of more aggressive treatment, the recent White House press release claims:
Significantly, with just over 30 days before the election, no doctors have come to the press or the public to actually outline what is really going on in the upper reaches of the Trump administration and who is doing what when – at least not yet.
At the same time that over 207,000 people have died of COVID-19 in the US, the top Republican in the House of Representatives is acting like everything is going smoothly.
I just spoke to President Trump on the phone. He was optimistic and told me that he appreciated everyone’s prayers and support.
Our President is strong and will defeat the virus!
– Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) October 3, 2020
It’s worth noting that Kevin McCarthy was also at this rose garden event.