White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany posted on Twitter Monday morning October 5, 2020, that after testing negative every day since last Thursday she tested positive for COVID-19. McEnany is just one of at least 13 people in President Donald Trump’s family, the US government and Trump’s circle of advisers and recent contacts to have tested positive since Friday.
The 32-year-old said she has not experienced any symptoms, is in quarantine, and will be working remotely.
“After testing negative consistently, including every day since Thursday, I tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday morning while experiencing no symptoms,” her Twitter post said. “No reporters, producers, or members of the press are listed as close contacts by the White House Medical Unit. Moreover, I definitively had no knowledge of Hope Hicks’ diagnosis prior to holding a White House press briefing on Thursday. As an essential worker, I have worked diligently to provide needed information to the American people at this time. With my recent positive test, I will begin the quarantine process and will continue working on behalf of the American people remotely.” – White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany
— Kayleigh McEnany (@PressSec) October 5, 2020
Kayleigh McEnany grew up in a Southern Baptist household and gave her life to Christ as a teenager. She is very open about her faith and earlier this year did an interview with CBN News saying, “I believe God put me in this place for a purpose and for a reason like He does with each and every life,” referring to her job as the White House Press Secretary. McEnany is one of the youngest to ever hold the position.
McEnany and her husband Sean since 2017, have an 11-month-old daughter. Please pray for their health and safety.
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The President and the First Lady tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday October 2, 2020. President Trump has been at Walter Reed Hospital after experiencing mild symptoms since Friday night and is expected to be released as early as today.