Kim Guilfoyle tests positive two weeks after Mar-a-Lago visit

by 24USATVJuly 4, 2020, 8:40 p.m. 27
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Kim Guilfoyle, the girlfriend of President Trump’s eldest son and a top fund-raising official for the Trump re-election campaign, arrived at the president’s private club the week of June 15 and stayed at Mar-a-Lago until the morning of June 20.

Two weeks before Kimberly Guilfoyle tested positive for the coronavirus she was at Mar-a-Lago wrapping up several days of fundraising, according to guests and members at the president’s private club.

Guilfoyle, the girlfriend of President Trump’s eldest son and a top fund-raising official for the Trump re-election campaign, arrived at the president’s private club the week of June 15 and stayed at Mar-a-Lago until the morning of June 20, when she headed to Tulsa, Oklahoma for the president’s rally. The departure date was 14 days before she tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday just before a Fourth of July event at Mount Rushmore also headlined by the president.

While in Palm Beach, Guilfoyle hosted a variety of private meetings, lunches and dinners around the island with some of the campaign’s top supporters.

"Kimberly is one of the hardest working people in the president’s re-election effort," said Blair Brandt, a Palm Beach resident who serves as the Florida Co-Chair of the Trump Victory Finance Committee that Guilfoyle chairs."

"She is overseeing a large part of perhaps the biggest fundraising haul in political history, so she has a very packed schedule and meets a lot of people," said Brandt, who reportedly helped organize a reception for Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump at the Palm Beach home of Bill Koch in January and a dinner for the president at the home of Nelson Peltz. "Her job is to be out there talking to supporters and building these donor coalitions."

Where and when Guilfoyle contracted the illness is not known. However, the timing of Guilfoyle’s visit to Palm Beach puts her close to the two-week window used in contact tracing protocols.

However, Guilfoyle also tested negative for the illness after leaving Palm Beach, when she was tested before introducing the president at the Tulsa rally. She and Donald Jr. also attended a party in Bridgehampton on June 27 where many of the attendees were maskless, the New York Post reported.

The couple traveled to South Dakota this week to attend a huge fireworks display where the president was set to speak, the New York Times reported.

Guilfoyle was not experiencing symptoms, a person familiar with her condition told the Times. She and Trump Jr. had no contact with the president’s entourage, the person told the Times. Out of caution, the couple plans to drive back from South Dakota to the East Coast, according to the Times.

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