Kellyanne Conway tests positive for coronavirus

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Former White House counselor Kellyanne Conway announced late Friday night that she has tested positive for the coronavirus, joining a growing list of White House officials, GOP lawmakers and people in the president’s inner circles who became infected over the past week.

“My symptoms are mild (light cough) and I’m feeling fine,” Conway posted on Twitter. “I have begun a quarantine process in consultation with physicians. As always, my heart is with everyone affected by this global pandemic.”

Conway participated in the Rose Garden event last Saturday in which President Donald Trump nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Photos show her, unmasked, in a large crowd of people — sitting just feet away from Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) and first lady Melania Trump, who have also tested positive, and mingling with top cabinet officials including Attorney General Bill Barr.

Conway’s teenage daughter Claudia posted the news on TikTok just minutes before her mother confirmed it publicly.

Conway, who managed President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign and has been one of his closest confidantes, announced in late August that she was leaving the White House to spend more time with her four children and husband George Conway — a vocal critic of the administration who until recently was co-leading the Lincoln Project’s work to unseat him in November.

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