Internet reacts to Ivanka Trump's assistant testing positive for COVID-19: 'Really starting to make the rounds'

Internet reacts to Ivanka Trump's assistant testing positive for COVID-19: 'Really starting to make the rounds'
Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Participate in a Meeting of the President's Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (PITF) Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019 (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)

On Friday, first daughter Ivanka Trump's personal assistant reportedly tested positive for COVID-19. Although the assistant hasn't had close contact with her for weeks and both she and President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner have tested negative, it marks even further spread of the virus among White House staff.


Commenters on social media had a number of opinions on the news:

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