.@CBSNews has confirmed Hope Hicks, one of the President’s closest aides, has tested positive for Coronavirus.
A White House official said, “Contact tracing has been done and the appropriate notifications and recommendations have been made."
— Weijia Jiang (@weijia) October 2, 2020
Hope Hicks went back to the White House because she’s on of the few people—maybe the only person—who can calm him down when he’s especially deranged.
If this is how he acts with Hope Hicks around, he could get _worse_ than he was Tuesday night.
— Dana Houle (@DanaHoule) October 2, 2020
Seriously — because I believe in karma, I wish Ms. Hicks well, knowing that she’s young and otherwise healthy and in a position to get the best possible treatment. And because I believe in the Goddess of Consequences, I am quietly pleased that her illness should become public at this particular point in the campaign…
Hope Hicks, one of President Donald Trump’s top aides, has tested positive for coronavirus, three sources told CNN on Thursday.
She traveled with the President multiple times recently, including to the debate in Cleveland on Tuesday, and was seen boarding Marine One on Wednesday as Trump was heading to a campaign rally in Minnesota.
A source close to Hicks told CNN that she is experiencing symptoms and is back in Washington, DC. It is unclear how severe her symptoms are at this point. CNN has reached out to Hicks for comment…
Hicks’ positive test underscores the unique challenge White House staffers face as they try to keep the pandemic out of the West Wing while the President pushes to reopen the country.
In May, two White House staffers and a member of the Navy who serves as one of Trump’s personal valets tested positive for the virus, and in July a cafeteria employee on the White House grounds tested positive as well.
Trump has previously expressed concern that aides contracting coronavirus would undercut his message that the outbreak is waning and states should accelerate reopening, according to a person who had spoken with him…
ETA: Mig Greengard just retweeted himself:
Btw, the description a page later of Trillian dealing with Zaphod mirrors America's relationship with Trump quite well. pic.twitter.com/KdKfFKfYWq
— Mig Greengard (@chessninja) April 13, 2020