Donald Trump Jr tests positive for coronavirus

Donald Trump Jr tests positive for coronavirus

DONALD TRUMP Jr, the eldest son of US President Donald Trump, as tested positive for coronavirus.

The 42-year-old has been quarantining at his hunting cabin since being diagnosed with Covid-19 at the start of the week.

A spokesperson said: "He's been completely asymptomatic so far and is following all medically recommended COVID-19 guidelines."

Don Jr is the second of President Trump’s children to test positive for the virus, following on from Barron Trump, 14, who was diagnosed last month before making a swift recovery.

Don Jr's partner, Kimberly Guilfoyle, a former Fox News host with Irish roots, previously tested positive for coronavirus setback in July, before making a full recovery.


News of Don Jr’s positive test comes on the same day Andrew Giuliani, the son of President Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, also announced he had tested positive for coronavirus.

A special assistant to Trump, Andrew Giuliani tweeted that he was experiencing mild symptoms after receiving a positive test on Friday morning.

A key player in President Trump’s presidential campaign, Don Jr was among those to downplay the coronavirus pandemic in the US.

During an interview with Fox News last month, Trump’s son hit out at the media for focusing on caseloads rather than the reduced mortality rate.

He said: "I was like, 'Well, why aren't they talking about deaths?' Oh, oh, because the number is almost nothing. Because we've gotten control of this, and we understand how it works."


Coronavirus has killed more than 250,000 Americans to date and infected a further 12 million.

President Trump, first lady Melania and their son Barron all tested positive for coronavirus back in October.