Donald Trump's son Donald Jr and Rudy Giuliani's son Andrew both contract coronavirus
US President Donald Trump's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr, has been infected with the coronavirus, according to a spokesman.Key points:
- Trump Jr is the latest member of the US President's family to become infected with the virus
- Andrew Giuliani reportedly attended a media conference his father held a day prior to confirming he had tested positive for COVID-19
- At least four other White House employees have contracted the virus in recent days, according to the New York Times
The spokesman said the younger Trump tested positive at the start of the week and has been "quarantining at his cabin since the result".
"He's been completely asymptomatic so far and is following all medically recommended COVID-19 guidelines," he said.
Trump Jr is the latest member of the President's family to become infected with the virus.
The President, the first lady and their son Barron have recovered from the virus.
Andrew Giuliani, a White House aide and son of Mr Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, also tested positive for COVID-19 this week.
"I am experiencing mild symptoms, and am following all appropriate protocols, including being in quarantine and conducting contact tracing," the younger Giuliani, who joined the White House's Office of Public Liaison and Intergovernmental Affairs in 2017, said on Twitter on Friday (local time).
Mr Giuliani attended his father's press conference on Thursday (local time) in Washington, according to multiple reports.
The elder Giuliani and other Trump campaign lawyers spoke without masks from an indoor podium, to an audience of dozens.
During the media conference, Mr Giuliani berated reporters for questioning their claims and cited a Michigan affidavit already dismissed by a judge.
They also argued a debunked conspiracy theory that Venezuela could have hacked election results through machines used by local authorities.
"I know crimes. I can smell them," Mr Giuliani said as streaks of sweat and what appeared to be hair dye ran down the sides of his face.
"You don't have to smell this one. I can prove it to you 18 different ways."
Several White House staffers have tested positive for the disease in recent weeks, including chief of staff Mark Meadows, while six members of Congress have tested positive this week.
At least four other people who work in the White House, in addition to Andrew Giuliani, have contracted the disease in recent days, the New York Times reported on Friday.