Bloomberg’s Jen Jacobs scooped Friday night that White House chief of staff Mark Meadows had the novel coronavirus. We were poking around on this story much of Friday, and we bring that up only to make this point: Several people who had been in direct contact with Meadows were not told he had the virus.
Another high-profile member of the president’s circle tested positive: GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida told multiple people on Capitol Hill and in the White House that he too had contracted the virus. Gaetz and his staff did not reply to a request for comment.
Matt Gaetz doesn’t wear mask at events.
Goes to superspreader events at White House.
Just pledged he’d be on front lines fighting against so-called election “fraud” as Trump is fuming.
But…oops. Can’t go anywhere now.
— Michelangelo Signorile, subscribe to my newsletter (@MSignorile) November 7, 2020
— PresidentBidenIsComing (@MusicReviewer7) November 7, 2020
UPDATE: So he had it and didn’t know it and spread it to everyone because he refused to wear a mask? Got it.
This story is false.
I have the antibodies, not the virus.
Politico DC is barely journalism. https://t.co/QuyeZooq7P
— Matt Gaetz (@mattgaetz) November 7, 2020