Early in the day on Wednesday, rumors started to swirl about several positive coronavirus tests in the White House, according to CNBC.
On Wednesday evening, President Donald Trump confirmed that one White House staffer had tested positive for COVID-19.
White House surge
Numerous staffers have tested positive for the coronavirus over the summer, but reports on that front have been quiet as of late.
That changed this week when journalists said they overheard some conversations about several people testing positive.
By the time Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany had taken the podium for her daily press conference, the media speculation had run rampant.
McEnany confirmed that one staffer had tested positive, but refused to name the affected person, stating that she was not going to divulge anyone’s private medical issues, which really got everyone wondering who had tested positive.
Liberal trolls were disappointed later in the day when Trump took the podium.
“I heard about it this morning at a very small level,” Trump said, adding, “Last night I heard about it for the first time, and it’s a small number of cases.” Trump stated that the affected staffer had not been in contact with him or the press recently.
Another Republican affected
Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) is quarantining after exposure to the coronavirus this week, according to a recent Washington Examiner report.
Johnson tested negative, but was not going to travel as scheduled with President Trump back to Wisconsin for a rally on Thursday.
His committee was due to make a bombshell Hunter Biden announcement in a few days, so it is unclear if that will come as announced or it will be put off until Johnson can serve as the Chair again.
We can probably all expect Trump’s opponents to jump all over this and blame the positive test on Trump’s campaign activities, as that seems to be their focus lately.