Just Another Manic Pandemic Monday – More Positive Results

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany speaks during a news conference at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

As the medical team at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center continues discussions with the president on his release, the positive test results continue to come in from the White House. Kayleigh McEnany, White House press secretary, said in a statement that she has tested positive for the coronavirus. “After testing negative consistently, including every day since Thursday, I tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday morning while experiencing no symptoms,” she wrote.

McEnany is the latest person to test positive from within the president’s White House staff. Trump campaign manager Bill Stepien, former top adviser Kellyanne Conway, and aide Hope Hicks have all announced positive Covid infections in the last few days.

While the White House staff continues to show new cases popping up daily, there has not been any official word from the White House on President Trump being released from Walter Reed. White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows has said that a decision on President Trump’s release will be made after consulting with medical staff. “We have further evaluations and consultations that have to take place between the president and his medical team,” Meadows said Monday morning on Fox News. “It’s going to be, at the earliest, this afternoon,” he said of the decision of Trump’s possible release, which now is looking more and more like it may come on Tuesday.

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