Donald Trump Jr. Tests Positive For Coronavirus: Reports

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WASHINGTON, DC — Donald Trump Jr., the eldest child of President Donald Trump, has been infected with the coronavirus, according to reports by The Associated Press and multiple news organizations.

The 42-year-old Trump learned his diagnosis earlier this week and remains asymptomatic, according to spokesperson granted anonymity by The AP to discuss private medical information. The reports said he is isolating at a private cabin, where he is following the recommended guidelines for COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, the spokesperson said.

He is the latest member of the Trump family to become infected with the virus that has killed more than 250,000 Americans and infected nearly 12 million others. Both President Trump, first lady Melania Trump and their on Barron all tested positive for the virus in October, but have since recovered.

The president spent three days in a military hospital where he was treated with experimental drugs; the first lady weathered her illness at the White House.

Donald Trump Jr.'s girlfriend, Kimberly Guilfoyle, tested positive for the coronavirus in July.

President-elect Joe Biden made Donald Trump's handling of the coronavirus pandemic a top issue in his campaign for the White House, but has had difficulty getting access to coronavirus intelligence because the Trump administration has blocked Biden's access to intelligence briefings on the coronavirus and other issues of national security.

Two weeks after Biden was projected as the winner of the 2020 presidential election, Trump has yet to concede. A record number of Americans voted by mail so they could avoid going to the polls and potentially becoming infected with the virus, setting the stage for Trump to claim without evidence that the election was stolen from him.

This article originally appeared on the White House Patch