Chris Christie checks into hospital after announcing positive COVID test

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Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announced in a tweet Saturday that he has checked into a hospital, after tweeting earlier in day that he had tested positive for COVID-19.

Christie, who helped President Trump with debate prep, became the latest person in close proximity to the president to contract the virus. Others who have tested positive include first lady Melania Trump, Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel, Trump campaign manager Bill Stepien, senior White House adviser Hope Hicks, and former White House counselor Kellyanne Conway.


Characterizing the decision as a “precautionary measure,” the Republican politician cited a history of asthma as a contributing factor.

“In consultation with my doctors, I checked myself into Morristown Medical Center this afternoon,” Christie said in a tweet. “While I am feeling good and only have mild symptoms, due to my history of asthma we decided this is an important precautionary measure.”

“I am thankful for our hardworking medical professionals and look forward to coming home soon,” he added, in a follow-up tweet.

Christie and former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani were reportedly among the small group involved in debate prep — Giuliani has tested negative for Covid-19.

In an appearance last week on ABC’s Good Morning America, Christie said no one in the group was wearing masks.

“No one was wearing masks in the room when we were prepping the president during that period of time, and we were … the group was about five or six people in total,” he said.

The media, in a quest to fault President Trump for contracting the virus, and further smear him as incompetent, jumped on Christie’s remarks to disparage the campaign for not wearing masks.

However, in most cases, people are tested for the coronavirus before engaging with the president.

The media has been pushing the narrative that the Sept. 26 White House nomination ceremony for Judge Amy Coney Barrett was the “superspreader event.”

Others suggest that it may have been the debate prep.

However, campaign communications strategist Jason Miller, White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, senior adviser and the president’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, press secretary Kayleigh McEnany and communications director Alyssa Farah were also part of the team, according to the Associated Press.

There have been no reports that any of these individuals have tested positive.

Sen. Mike Lee, who was at the White House ceremony, said everyone had tested negative for Covid-19 that same day, according to Townhall’s Guy Benson.

Not that this prevented the November-minded media from attacking the president.

While the media ran with photos of various officials closely interacting with Barrett at the event, to include Lee, the White House announced Friday that the judge had tested negative.

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