BREAKING NEWS: Top Trump adviser Corey Lewandowski tests positive for COVID after Election Night superspreader party – but claims he got it in Philadelphia where he went to Four Seasons Total Landscaping press conference
- Top Trump adviser Corey Lewandowski has tested positive for COVID-19, The New York Times first reported Thursday
- Lewandowski tested positive Wednesday and believes he caught the virus while traveling to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the aftermath of the election
- Lewandowski was among the Trump allies who appeared at Four Seasons Total Landscaping in Philadelphia for a now-famous press conference Saturday
- Lewandowski, along with David Bossie, Mark Meadows and Ben Carson all attended President Donald Trump’s Election Night shindig
- All four have now tested positive for COVID-19, making it potentially the second White House superspreader event this year
The New York Times reported that Lewandowski tested positive Wednesday but said he believed he caught the virus in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he’s helping in President Donald Trump‘s effort to overturn the election results.
Lewandowski was among the Trump allies to appear at that now-famous Four Seasons Total Landscaping news conference in Philadelphia on Saturday.
The New York Times reported that Corey Lewandowski has tested positive for the coronavirus. Despite being at the White House on Election Night, he suggested that he picked up COVID-19 while traveling to Philadelphia
Lewandowski’s diagnosis comes after David Bossie tested positive for COVID-19.
Lewandowski served as Trump’s first 2016 campaign manager and Bossie was his deputy.
Bossie had been tapped to lead the legal effort as Trump has refused to concede the election to President-elect Joe Biden, the president’s Democratic rival.
Bossie attended the president’s Election Night party.
Lewandowski and Bossie were seated next to each other on Air Force One, according to a photo Lewandowski had tweeted from the day before the election, traveling with the president to a rally in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
Others in the group were former White House chief of staff Reince Priebus and his wife Sally and Tiffany Trump and her boyfriend Michael Boulos.
None of the individuals were wearing masks.
White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and HUD Secretary Ben Carson have also tested positive for the virus in recent days.
Meadows and Carson both attended the White House’s Election Night shindig.
They were also photographed at recent Trump campaign events without masks.
The Election Night fete could be the second White House ‘superspreader’ event in under two months.
The late September event announcing Justice Amy Coney Barrett as Trump’s Supreme Court pick was dubbed a superspreader after Trump, first lady Melania Trump, Sen. Thom Tillis, Sen. Mike Lee, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, former Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway, Notre Dame President John Jenkins and at least one White House photojournalist tested positive for the coronavirus in the days following.
Most attendees didn’t wear masks to the announcement, nor were chairs in the Rose Garden spread apart.
The president and first lady also hosted guests inside the White House, where risk of transmission is even greater.