White House aide Hope Hicks has tested positive for COVID-19 after traveling with President Donald Trump, according to multiple reports on Tuesday.
Hicks traveled aboard Air Force One with President Donald Trump to Minnesota and Ohio this week.
“Some people close to Hicks were told that she is experiencing symptoms of the disease,” Bloomberg reported.
Here’s some of what people were saying about the reports:
Close Trump aide Hope Hicks traveled aboard Air Force One Tuesday. Here she is deplaning in Cleveland, without a mask. pic.twitter.com/pyegkSxChI
— Monica Alba (@albamonica) October 2, 2020
White House works to limit COVID-19 exposure “to the greatest extent possible” both on complex and when the president is traveling, spokesman Judd Deere says in a statement, without mentioning by name the aide who has coronavirus. pic.twitter.com/N0uA6wlyzs
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) October 2, 2020
— Kathryn Watson (@kathrynw5) October 2, 2020
"We've had no problems with our rallies!" – Donald Trumphttps://t.co/ZRR5PT6uAB
— Tea Pain (@TeaPainUSA) October 2, 2020
Here in this video posted by Dan Scavino on Saturday night from a Trump rally in Pennsylvania, is Hope Hicks, not wearing a mask, with other Trump aides also not wearing masks, not far from the crowd: https://t.co/J79vhIR0Lq pic.twitter.com/u0x1QAOSxe
— Edward-Isaac Dovere (@IsaacDovere) October 2, 2020
Hope Hicks leaving her White House job and then coming back only to contract coronavirus is some kinda something. https://t.co/86MhQBYWwW
— The Hoarse Whisperer (@TheRealHoarse) October 2, 2020
No mask for Hope Hicks getting on Marine One yesterday pic.twitter.com/sqdALCMZf2
— Jeff Landset (@JeffLandset) October 2, 2020
Hope Hicks has coronavirus and has spent all week with Trump. https://t.co/nFv4gnRXZm
— Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko) October 2, 2020
Since Trump was exposed to Hope Hicks who tested positive for COVID, is he going to cancel rallies/events to self-isolate as the guidelines would tell him to do, or will he continue public events with people needed to travel around him?
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) October 2, 2020
Hope Hicks has tested positive for the virus she helped Donald Trump spread.
— Tommy Campbell (@MrTommyCampbell) October 2, 2020
Donald Trump and everyone else who has been in close proximity to Hope Hicks should now quarantine.
— David M. Perry (@Lollardfish) October 2, 2020
Hope Hicks was maskless next to the president for much of the day, apparently https://t.co/v4iW6pQ12r
— Josie Ensor (@Josiensor) October 2, 2020
Few in the WhiteHouse are closer to President Trump than Hope Hicks, a top aide who has tested positive for coronavirus. She regularly travels with Trump, like she did to Cleveland this week and again yesterday. Here she is boarding Marine One with Kushner and others yesterday. pic.twitter.com/XMd86C6pwh
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) October 2, 2020
Hope Hicks has tested positive for coronavirus.
In a normal world, any responsible leader would stop holding rallies and tell people to wear masks in the middle of a pandemic that has already infected several of his staff members and killed one of his most famous supporters. https://t.co/Ie6wd2gtP7
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) October 2, 2020