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Corey Lewandowski has coronavirus, is latest Trump adviser to test positive

Corey Lewandowski (City Club of Cleveland/WikiCommons)

Another adviser to President Donald Trump has tested positive for the coronavirus.

Corey Lewandowski, a senior adviser to Trump’s reelection campaign, confirmed to CNBC Thursday that he tested positive for Covid-19 a day earlier. When asked if he’s feeling symptoms of the virus, he said “I feel great.”

Politico reports Lewandowski, 47, attended the largely mask-less election night party at the White House on Tuesday, Nov. 3. Other attendees who have since tested positive for Covid-19 include Trump campaign adviser David Bossie, White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson.

Lewandowski has traveled to several states this past week to promote Trump’s legal challenges to the presidential election results, including at a news conference Saturday at Four Seasons Total Landscaping in Philadelphia. Photos show Lewandowski next to Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, and former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, all without masks or social distancing.

Politico reports Republican National Committee chief of staff Richard Walters, who did not attend the election party, also tested positive for coronavirus this week.

President Trump was hospitalized after testing positive for Covid-19 last month, and at least three dozen other people connected to the White House have contracted the virus. Others who tested positive for Covid-19 include first lady Melania Trump; Trump advisors Kellyanne Conway, Hope Hicks and Stephen Miller; White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany; Trump campaign manager Bill Stepien; RNC chair Ronna McDaniel; Republican senators Thom Tillis of North Carolina, Mike Lee of Utah and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin; former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who was part of Trump’s presidential debate prep team; and two military leaders who were in a Joint Chiefs of Staff meeting together.

Several aides to Vice President Mike Pence have also tested positive, including his chief of staff Marc Short.

Lewandowski has been a loyal ally to Donald Trump since his presidential campaign began in 2015, and served as Trump’s campaign manager in the 2016 Republican presidential primary.


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