The eldest son of US President Donald Trump, Donald Trump Jr, has tested positive for Covid-19 and is in quarantine without symptoms, the latest in a long list of infections among those linked to the White House.
“Don tested positive earlier this week and has been in quarantine in his cabin since the result,” his spokesperson said.
“He has been completely asymptomatic so far and is following all of the recommended medical guidelines for COVID-19,” the spokesperson said of the 42-year-old man.
Trump Jr.’s positive test follows infections for a slew of others linked to the White House, including his father, who was hospitalized, President Melania’s wife and Trump’s youngest son, Barron.
Donald Jr’s girlfriend, former Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle, also tested positive in July.
Earlier on Friday, Andrew Giuliani, a White House aide and son of President Rudy Giuliani’s personal counsel, announced he had tested positive.
Trump Jr is one of his father’s most outspoken and aggressive defenders, who still refuses to acknowledge his loss to Democrat Joe Biden in the November 3 presidential election.
In the days following the vote, Trump Jr. called on his father to wage an “all out war” on what he calls electoral fraud despite the lack of evidence to support this claim.