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Trump Kept Regular Schedule After Learning Close Aide Hope Hicks Had Covid

  • Thursday’s events included fundraiser at New Jersey golf club
  • CDC recommends self quarantine after contact with ill person
Donald Trump walks outside the White House after arriving on Marine One in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 1.
Donald Trump walks outside the White House after arriving on Marine One in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 1.Photographer: Yuri Gripas/Abaca/Bloomberg
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President Donald Trump learned on Thursday morning that his aide Hope Hicks tested positive for coronavirus, yet continued on with a full schedule of events, including a fundraiser at his New Jersey resort that raised $5 million, according to people familiar with the situation.

Trump’s movements are being closely scrutinized since he later tested positive for coronavirus, announcing the news shortly before 1 a.m. Friday, Washington time. The White House has not said when Trump first tested positive for the virus, but Trump said late Thursday he was awaiting results.