The American Conservative Union said yesterday that one of the attendees at last week’s CPAC in Maryland, has tested positive for coronavirus. The President and Vice President also attended.
But don’t get excited, the ACU says the attendee did NOT come into contact with the president or vice president, nor did they attend events in the main hall.
When asked by reporters if he was worried about being exposed to coronavirus after he attended CPAC, Trump said,
“I’m not concerned at all.”
Trump said that the administration would not cancel any political rallies as the virus spreads.
“We’ll have tremendous rallies. We’re doing very well. We’ve done a fantastic job, with respect to that subject, on the virus.”
The White House said earlier Saturday in a statement that it was aware of an individual testing positive for coronavirus after attending the CPAC conference.
According to a statement from the White House,
“At this time there is no indication that either President Trump or Vice President Pence met with or were in close proximity to the attendee.
The President’s physician and United States Secret Service have been working closely with White House Staff and various agencies to ensure every precaution is taken to keep the First Family and the entire White House Complex safe and healthy.”
The ACU said that,
“The exposure occurred previous to the conference. A New Jersey hospital tested the person, and CDC confirmed the positive result.
The individual is under the care of medical professionals in the state of New Jersey, and has been quarantined.” “Our children, spouses, extended family, and friends attended CPAC. During this time, we need to remain calm, listen to our health care professionals, and support each other. We send this message in that spirit.”
I wish no one ill (well maybe two people) –next time, come through coronavirus!