First, there was the wave of coronavirus infections among White House staffers and aides.
Then, Donald Trump tweeted that his lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, has been diagnosed as COVID-19 positive.
Today, we hear another Team Trump lawyer, Jenna Ellis, has also tested positive for the virus.
President Trump’s lawyer Jenna Ellis has informed associates she tested positive for the coronavirus, multiple sources tell Axios, stirring West Wing fears after she attended a senior staff Christmas party on Friday.
Driving the news: There are concerns about the potential for another White House superspreader event, though it was unclear whether Ellis posed a risk when she attended. Ellis declined to confirm the diagnosis to Axios.
Ellis showed up to the White House senior staff party in the East Wing on Friday as the guest of Trump trade adviser Peter Navarro and was not seen wearing a mask, according to sources who attended the indoor event.
So many folks in Trump’s camp getting diagnosed – it’s almost as though they are doing something wrong…?
Breaking Axios: Trump lawyer Jenna Ellis has informed associates she has coronavirus, multiple sources tell Axios. https://t.co/2J5R1tdNGp
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) December 8, 2020
It’s almost like hanging out in close proximity to people who have a contagious virus leads to you having the virus too. 🤷🏼♀️
— Rose of Texas (@rose_of_tx) December 8, 2020