Ivanka Trump heads to work after her father’s COVID-19 diagnosis


Ivanka Trump has tested negative for COVID-19, just hours after her father confirmed that both he and First Lady Melania had contracted the virus. 

The 38-year-old’s spokesperson confirmed on Twitter on Friday morning that both Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner had been tested again for the virus in the wake of her father’s positive diagnosis, and both had received negative test results. 

Ivanka and Jared, 39, were seen making their way to work as normal on Friday morning, blatantly disregarding the CDC’s quarantining guidelines, which advise anyone who has been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19 to isolate for 14 days, even if they have since tested negative themselves. 

The First Daughter traveled with her father on Air Force One in the early hours of Wednesday morning, following the presidential debate, while her husband Jared flew to Minnesota with Hope Hicks, who has also tested positive, that same day. 

Trump’s aide Hope began experiencing symptoms of the virus during the group’s return trip to D.C.    

Business as usual: Ivanka Trump tested negative for COVID-19 on Friday morning, her spokesperson revealed, hours after her father confirmed he and Melania have the virus 

Confirmation: The 38-year-old's spokesperson Carolina Hurley confirmed that both Ivanka and Jared had been tested on Friday morning, and both were negative

Confirmation: The 38-year-old’s spokesperson Carolina Hurley confirmed that both Ivanka and Jared had been tested on Friday morning, and both were negative 

Well wishes: Ivanka tweeted kind words for her father and Melania after she was pictured heading to the White House, however she did not address her own health in the post

Well wishes: Ivanka tweeted kind words for her father and Melania after she was pictured heading to the White House, however she did not address her own health in the post 

It is not known whether Ivanka and Jared were tested before they left their Washington, D.C. home, or whether the tests were administered at the White House. 

Ivanka has not yet addressed her own health status personally, however she did offer words of sympathy for her father and stepmother shortly after she was pictured leaving her home, tweeting: ‘Praying for the swift recovery of my father and Melania and for all those impacted by COVID-19. 

‘As they fight this together, the President will continue to fight for the people of this great country.’ 

The First Daughter’s departure for work came just hours after the President and First Lady tweeted that they had both tested positive and were isolating at the White House – two days after attending the first presidential debate alongside several of Trump’s children, including the mother-of-three. 

While at the debate, Ivanka posed for several masked photos alongside Melania, and the two also sat alongside each other during the event – however the chairs had been spread out to follow social-distancing guidelines. 

Following the debate, in the early hours of Wednesday morning, Ivanka then shared a photo of herself and her father posing together without face masks aboard Air Force One, with the First Daughter standing over President Trump with her hand on his shoulder.   

Too close for comfort? The mother-of-three posed for this unmasked photo with her father 48 hours before he shared the news of his diagnosis

Too close for comfort? The mother-of-three posed for this unmasked photo with her father 48 hours before he shared the news of his diagnosis 

September 29: On the night of the debate, Ivanka posed for a selfie backstage with her stepmother Melania, who has also tested positive. Both were wearing masks in the image

September 29: On the night of the debate, Ivanka posed for a selfie backstage with her stepmother Melania, who has also tested positive. Both were wearing masks in the image

Group: Tiffany Trump, Kimberly Guilfoyle, and Lara Trump also posed in photos with Melania and traveled on Air Force One. None of them have confirmed whether they have been tested

Group: Tiffany Trump, Kimberly Guilfoyle, and Lara Trump also posed in photos with Melania and traveled on Air Force One. None of them have confirmed whether they have been tested 

The photo was posted almost exactly 48 hours before Trump tweeted about his positive test result, writing: ‘Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!’   

Despite testing negative for COVID-19 on Friday morning, Ivanka’s decision to leave her home and head to work is in direct contradiction to the CDC’s quarantining guidelines. 

The CDC advises anyone who has been in ‘close contact’ with a person who has COVID-19 to quarantine for 14 days after they came into contact with them – even if they have since tested negative themselves. 

‘Even if you test negative for COVID-19 or feel healthy, you should stay home (quarantine) since symptoms may appear 2 to 14 days after exposure to the virus,’ the CDC website states. 

Meanwhile her husband Jared Kushner, 39, was also pictured departing for work on Friday morning – despite having traveled with Trump’s aide Hope Hicks, who tested positive hours before the President, on September 30.    

Carrying on: Ivanka's husband Jared Kushner, 39, was also seen making his way to work on Friday, days after traveling with Trump's aide Hope Hicks who has also tested positive

Carrying on: Ivanka's husband Jared Kushner, 39, was also seen making his way to work on Friday, days after traveling with Trump's aide Hope Hicks who has also tested positive

Carrying on: Ivanka’s husband Jared Kushner, 39, was also seen making his way to work on Friday, days after traveling with Trump’s aide Hope Hicks who has also tested positive 

September 30: Hope, 31, and Jared, 39, traveled to Minnesota together on Wednesday and she tested positive for the virus late on Thursday evening, hours before Trump's diagnosis

September 30: Hope, 31, and Jared, 39, traveled to Minnesota together on Wednesday and she tested positive for the virus late on Thursday evening, hours before Trump’s diagnosis

On Wednesday, Jared and Hope, 31, traveled to Minnesota together, and were seen walking alongside one another at Andrews Air Force Base as they prepared to board their plane. Neither of them were wearing masks. 

Hours later, as they made their way back to Washington, D.C., hope began feeling unwell, and she tested positive for COVID-19 one day later, on Thursday evening.  

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