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Michael Novakhov – SharedNewsLinks℠: Tracing Trump’s Contacts Before He Tested Positive for Coronavirus



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Tested Positive

Hope
Hicks

Adviser to Trump

Thom
Tillis

Senator of North Carolina

Bill
Stepien

Trump campaign manager

Ronna
McDaniel

R.N.C. chairwoman

John I.
Jenkins

University of Notre Dame president

Tested Negative

Mark
Meadows

White House chief of staff

At least 10 additional contacts have announced negative test results.

President Trump’s announcement Friday that he and the first lady, Melania Trump, had tested positive for the coronavirus sent government officials scrambling to determine who else might have been exposed. Two senators who attended a White House event last Saturday said they had tested positive, too.

Several other people who met with the president this week said they had since tested negative. But it can take several days for someone who has been exposed to the virus to develop symptoms or to test positive. Anyone tested within just a day or two after exposure is likely to receive a negative result, even if they are infected.

Here is a look at where Mr. Trump traveled and the people with whom he met in the days before his positive test.

Where the President Traveled

In addition to regular meetings and news conferences at the White House, Mr. Trump attended several large gatherings in the past week, including the first presidential debate in Cleveland and rallies in Pennsylvania and Minnesota. He went ahead with a round table and reception in New Jersey on Thursday after a close aide, Hope Hicks, tested positive for the virus.

Timeline of Events

Attendees

Later tested positive

Later tested negative

Not known

Friday, Sept. 25

Latinos for Trump event in Doral, Fla.

Campaign event in Atlanta

Kelly
Loeffler

Senator of Georgia

Brian
Kemp

Governor of Georgia

David
Perdue

Senator of Georgia

Ben
Carson

Housing secretary

Travel to Atlanta and Washington from Florida

Fund-raiser at Trump International Hotel in Washington

Ronna
McDaniel

R.N.C. chairwoman

Todd
Ricketts

Republican fund-raiser

Tommy
Hicks Jr.

R.N.C. co-chairman

Campaign rally in Newport News, Va.

Travel to and from Newport News, Va.

Hope
Hicks

Adviser to Trump

Mark
Meadows

White House chief of staff

Dan
Scavino

White House deputy chief of staff

Saturday, Sept. 26

White House meeting with Amy Coney Barrett

The president and the first lady met with the judge and her family in the Oval Office before attending a Rose Garden ceremony attended by more than 200 people. Few wore masks or kept socially distant.

Thom
Tillis

Senator of North Carolina

Mark
Meadows

White House chief of staff

William
P. Barr

Attorney general

Josh
Hawley

Senator of Missouri

Pat A.
Cipollone

White House counsel

Nomination ceremony for Amy Coney Barrett

John I.
Jenkins

University of Notre Dame president

Thom
Tillis

Senator of North Carolina

William
P. Barr

Attorney general

Mark
Meadows

White House chief of staff

Ben
Sasse

Senator of Nebraska

Pat A.
Cipollone

White House counsel

Josh
Hawley

Senator of Missouri

Kelly
Loeffler

Senator of Georgia

Campaign rally in Middletown, Pa.

Thousands of supporters came to the rally near an airport hangar, and many were unmasked. Gov. Tom Wolf of Pennsylvania, a Democrat, said: “It is gravely concerning that the president would insist on holding this event with blatant disregard for social distancing and masking requirements.”

Sunday, Sept. 27

Visit to Trump National Golf Club in Potomac Falls, Va.

News conference at the White House

Kayleigh
McEnany

White House press secretary

Debate preparations

Chris Christie, who helped Mr. Trump prepare for the debate, told “Good Morning America” that five or six people were in the room with the president and that no one wore masks.

Gold Star families reception

Scores of attendees sat close together and unmasked at a White House reception in honor of military families and those who have died in service.

Monday, Sept. 28

Event with Lordstown Motors on the White House South Lawn

Peter
Navarro

Trade adviser

Rob
Portman

Senator of Ohio

Mike
Turner

Representative of Ohio

Coronavirus briefing in the White House Rose Garden

Alex M.
Azar II

Health secretary

Betsy
DeVos

Education secretary

Robert
Ford

Chief executive of Abbott Laboratories

Brett
Giroir

Assistant health secretary

Tuesday, Sept. 29

Flights to and from Cleveland aboard Air Force One

Hope
Hicks

Adviser to Trump

Bill
Stepien

Trump campaign manager

Dan
Scavino

White House deputy chief of staff

Jim
Jordan

Representative of Ohio

Mark
Meadows

White House chief of staff

Robert C.
O’Brien

National security adviser

Presidential debate in Cleveland

Mark
Meadows

White House chief of staff

Jim
Jordan

Representative of Ohio

Chris
Wallace

Presidential debate moderator

Wednesday, Sept. 30

Fund-raiser in Shorewood, Minn.

Rally in Duluth, Minn.

Thousands of supporters crowded the president’s rally in Duluth, Minn. Mayor Emily Larson said attendees should get tested.

Flights for Minnesota events aboard Air Force One

Hope
Hicks

Adviser to Trump

Dan
Scavino

White House deputy chief of staff

Kayleigh
McEnany

White House press secretary

Thursday, Oct. 1

Travel to and from Bedminster, N.J.

Round-table event in Bedminster, N.J.

Mr. Trump attended a round-table and a fundraising event at his Bedminster golf club in New Jersey. Gov. Phil D. Murphy, a Democrat, said Friday that the state had begun contact tracing, and urged all attendees to self-quarantine and get tested.

Reception in Bedminster, N.J.

Michael Novakhov – SharedNewsLinks℠