“I just received word that I am positive for COVID-19,” Christie wrote
. “I want to thank all of my friends and colleagues who have reached out to ask how I was feeling in the last day or two. I will be receiving medical attention today and will keep the necessary folks apprised of my condition.”
Christie was amongst a gaggle of senior Trump marketing campaign staffers who have been examined Friday following information of the President’s positive diagnosis.
On Friday, the previous Republican governor had mentioned, “I feel fine and have no symptoms,” and famous that he was final examined for Covid-19 on Tuesday and the outcomes had been unfavorable.
Trump early Friday morning introduced that he had examined positive for Covid-19, days after holding a Supreme Court nomination ceremony final Saturday for Judge Amy Coney Barrett and attending his first presidential debate towards former Vice President Joe Biden in Cleveland on Tuesday. Trump was taken to Walter Reed medical center on Friday
and can stay there for just a few days.
Christie and a staff of advisers held debate preparation periods with Trump on Sunday and Monday on the White House. He informed ABC News on Friday that nobody was carrying masks within the room as they prepped the President.
Christie was additionally within the viewers for Trump’s Supreme Court announcement final weekend, the place many friends have been seen not carrying masks nor working towards social distancing.
Other members of the President’s debate prep staff and internal circle have since introduced they’ve examined positive for the virus.
Former White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, who attended the Rose Garden nomination ceremony and helped with debate prep periods, introduced Friday that she had examined positive. Trump’s marketing campaign supervisor, Bill Stepien, tested positive
for Covid-19 Friday night time, in response to an official.
It was revealed Thursday that Trump’s shut aide Hope Hicks had examined positive earlier that day — which set in movement the revelation Trump himself was contaminated.
Hicks, together with a big cohort of marketing campaign officers and Trump’s household, flew mask-less with Trump to and from the talk in Cleveland.
Biden has since tested negative
for coronavirus. Biden and Trump’s podiums have been positioned 12 ft and eight inches aside throughout Tuesday night time’s debate, CNN reported.
Trump’s prognosis and well being situation throws into query the standing of the subsequent presidential debates, however Vice President Mike Pence — who examined unfavorable — nonetheless plans to debate
Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris on Wednesday.
This story has been up to date with further background info and context.