“I simply obtained phrase that I’m constructive for COVID-19,” Christie wrote
. “I wish to thank all of my mates and colleagues who’ve reached out to ask how I used to be feeling within the final day or two. I will likely be receiving medical consideration right this moment and can maintain the required people apprised of my situation.”
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 really feel positive and haven’t any signs,” and famous that he was final examined for Covid-19 on Tuesday and the outcomes had been unfavourable.
Trump early Friday morning introduced that he had examined constructive for Covid-19, days after holding a Supreme Court docket nomination ceremony final Saturday for Decide 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 a number of days.
Christie and a group of advisers held debate preparation classes with Trump on Sunday and Monday on the White Home. He instructed ABC Information on Friday that nobody was sporting masks within the room as they prepped the President.
Christie was additionally within the viewers for Trump’s Supreme Court docket announcement final weekend, the place many friends have been seen not sporting masks nor practising social distancing.
Different members of the President’s debate prep group and inside circle have since introduced they’ve examined constructive for the virus.
Former White Home counselor Kellyanne Conway, who attended the Rose Backyard nomination ceremony and helped with debate prep classes, introduced Friday that she had examined constructive. Trump’s marketing campaign supervisor, Bill Stepien, tested positive
for Covid-19 Friday night time, in accordance with an official.
It was revealed Thursday that Trump’s shut aide Hope Hicks had examined constructive 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 controversy in Cleveland.
Biden has since tested negative
for coronavirus. Biden and Trump’s podiums have been positioned 12 toes 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 following presidential debates, however Vice President Mike Pence — who examined unfavourable — nonetheless plans to debate
Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris on Wednesday.
This story has been up to date with extra background info and context.