A White House spokeswoman announced that Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner had tested negative for COVID-19 on Friday, just hours after news broke that President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump had tested positive.
.@IvankaTrump and Jared Kushner were tested again today for COVID-19 and both are negative.— Carolina Hurley (@CLH45) October 2, 2020
Ivanka Trump and Kushner were among several prominent Jewish White House officials close to the president who could have been exposed to the deadly virus this week.
Trump was exposed to advisor Hope Hicks, who began showing symptoms on Wednesday en route to a Trump rally in Minnesota.
Kushner, Hicks and Stephen Miller, another Jewish senior advisor, flew back from the rally together. Photographs show none of them wearing a mask.
Helen Chernikoff is the Forward’s News Editor. She came to the Forward from The Jewish Week, where she served as the first web director and created both a blog dedicated to disability issues and a food and wine website. Before that, she covered the housing, lodging and logistics industries for Reuters, where she could sit at her desk and watch her stories move the stock market. Helen has a Master’s of Public Administration from Columbia University and a BA in History and French from Amherst College. She is also a rabbinical school dropout. Contact her at email@example.com and follow her on Twitter at @thesimplechild.
Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner test negative for COVID-19