Kimberly Guilfoyle, the girlfriend of President Trump’s oldest son and top campaign official, tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday ahead of the Fourth of July event at Mount Rushmore.
DailyMail.com confirmed that Guilfoyle, 51, traveled with Donald Trump Jr., 42, to South Dakota with plans to watch the fireworks display and listen to the president speak during the Independence Day celebration.
The couple reportedly did not travel aboard Air Force One and Guilfoyle was the only one to test positive for the virus, according to a source with knowledge of her condition,’ The New York Times reports.
Kimberly Guilfoyle (right), pictured with her boyfriend Donald Trump Jr. (left), tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday
It’s become customary for people within Trump’s circle to be regularly tested for the virus as the pandemic continues to grip the country and infections surge in the southern US.
It’s likely that the long drive will come out of taxpayers’ pockets and that the agents overseeing the trip will need to isolate for two weeks.
Prior to the diagnosis, Guilfoyle reportedly did not experience any symptoms.
She and Don Jr. never met up Trump’s team and, out of caution, will drive back from South Dakota all the way to the East Coast, the New York Times reports.
Guilfoyle is reportedly the third infected person to be in close contact with the president.
In May, both Vice President Mike Pence’s press secretary and a personal valet who served Trump his food tested positive for the virus.
Recently, the White House modified its safety protocols for people entering the grounds that appeared to flout public health suggestions.
Over the course of the pandemic, the Trump administration has repeatedly tried to downplay the severity of the virus and all but avoided it in public appearances.
Source: Daily Mail