October 2, 2020

White House Defends President's Decision to Attend Fundraiser After Aide Tested Positive

White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany defends President Trump's decision to attend a fundraiser at his Bedminster estate in New Jersey on Thursday after he learned that Hope Hicks had tested positive for the coronavirus. "It was deemed safe for the president to go. He socially distanced. It was an outdoor event and it was deemed safe...White House Operations made the assessment it was safe for the president in consultation with others," she says.