Ever since the news that President Trump tested positive for coronavirus, every person that was in vicinity of him was undoubtedly nervous waiting for the results of their own tests. And throughout Friday and Saturday, more names are being released of people in Trump’s inner circle who have COVID-19. The latest is Trump’s debate coach, Chris Christie, the 58-year-old former governor of New Jersey.
“I just received word that I am positive for COVID-19. I want to thank all of my friends and colleagues who have reached out to ask how I was feeling in the last day or two,” Christie announced on Twitter. Christie did not reveal if he was experiencing symptoms, but he confirmed he would be receiving more medical attention on Saturday.
Christie joins the list with campaign manager Bill Stepien and former senior advisor Kellyanne Conway who have tested positive. Hope Hicks’ positive result on Thursday night led Trump and first lady Melania Trump to get tested.
Christie admitted he spent four mask-less days indoors with Trump earlier in the week preparing the President for Tuesday night’s debate. He also was present in the Rose Garden during the formal nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Video captured Christie embracing other attendees at the event last Saturday.
“I feel fine and have no symptoms,” Christie said in a separate Tweet on Friday. He had tested negative on Tuesday, but another test on Friday revealed the positive result.