Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Close Trump Aide Hope Hicks Tests Positive for COVID-19, Reuters Says She’s “Experiencing Symptoms”


UPDATE: Reuters says she’s “experiencing symptoms” which could include guilt over participating in this administration.

EARLIER Hope Hicks, who’s dated everyone in the White House and is a close Trump aide, has tested positive for COVID-19.

Hicks traveled with Trump to Minnesota for a rally, where he and his constituents were maskless. Hicks probably was, too. She was without a mask Tuesday night in Cleveland for the debate when Trump became belligerent and fought with moderator Chris Wallace and set new standards for boorishness in public.

The story of Hicks’s positive test was reported by Bloomberg News, the New York Times and other outlets.

So far Trump has remained strangely immune to COVID even though he’s taken no precautions against it, and had plenty of people around him who’ve had it. Recently, Kimberly Guilfoyle, who’s paid by his campaign and his son Donald Jr.’s girlfriend, tested positive.

Hicks was in close physical proximity to Trump a lot this week. But it could be that Stephen Miller is medicating the president with something from his home planet.

Meantime, another former Trump aide, Brad Parscale, remains locked up after threatening to kill himself, allegedly beating his wife, and possibly stealing money from Trump’s campaign.

In five years, I want to be at this White House’s staff reunion, that’s for sure!



Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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