MONTANA GOP gubernatorial candidate Greg Gianforte is under self quarantine for COVID-19 after his wife met Trump team’s Kimberly Guilfoyle.
The news was confirmed a day after a top Trump campaign official revealed Donald Trump Jr’s partner Kim Guifoyle had tested positive for coronavirus.
Susan Gianforte, top left, and Kristen Juras, top right, is pictured with Trump Jr and Kim Guifoyle, bottom right[/caption]
Greg Gianforte is pictured with his wife Susan and his son Adam in 2017[/caption]
Video of Guifoyle speaking in South Dakota was shared to Twitter on Saturday[/caption]
In an email to Montana NBC affiliate KECI, Gianforte campaign spokesman Travis Hall said: “On Tuesday, Susan Gianforte and Kristen Juras attended an event with Kimberly Guilfoyle who has tested positive for COVID-19.
“Since learning of their potential exposure, Greg, Susan, and Kristen have adhered to recommended guidelines.
“Out of an abundance of caution and for the health and safety of others, they will self-quarantine, be tested for COVID-19, and suspend in-person campaign events pending test results.”
The incubation period of coronavirus – which has led to the deaths of more than 129,000 people across the United States -can take between two and 14 days.
Guifoyle’s coronavirus news was revealed hours before the President Donald Trump’s spoke at Mount Rushmore for the Fourth of July.
Video of Guifoyle speaking in South Dakota earlier this week was shared to Twitter on July 4th, showing her speaking at what appears to be an “indoor event,” with “no masks in sight.”
Susan and her husband will self-quarantine, be tested for COVID-19[/caption]
Donald Trump Jr walks with his girlfriend, Kimberly Guilfoyle, on July 3[/caption]
However, Guilfoyle has not recently been with the president and neither has Don Jr, who tested negative for the virus, according to a person familiar with what happened.
Neither went to the event in South Dakota with Trump or traveled on Air Force One.
They were expected to drive back to the east coast to avoid contact with other people, the familiar source told the New York Times.
Sergio Gor, Chief of Staff to Trump Victory Finance committee, said: “After testing positive, Kimberly was immediately isolated to limit any exposure.
“She’s doing well, and will be retested to ensure the diagnosis is correct since she’s asymptomatic…
“…but as a precaution will cancel all upcoming events.
“Donald Trump Jr was tested negative, but as a precaution is also self isolating and is canceling all public events.”
Greg Gianforte is currently under self quarantine with his wife[/caption]
Guifoyle’s coronavirus news was revealed on Friday[/caption]
In June, Guilfoyle attended Trump’s campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Around the time of the rally, eight Trump campaign staffers tested positive for coronavirus and dozens of Secret Service members were told to self-quarantine after two agents also tested positive.
Following the event, several of the campaign’s top officials decided to quarantine for a week instead of going into the office, two sources told CNN.
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Kimberly Guilfoyle speaks during a press conference in Des Moines, Iowa, earlier this year[/caption]