Welp as DJ Khaled would say, ‘Another One.’ Housing and Urban Development Secretary Dr. Ben Carson, is the latest member in Trump’s orbit to contract the virus.
“Secretary Carson has tested positive for the coronavirus,” his deputy chief of staff Coalter Baker told ABC News. “He is in good spirits and feels fortunate to have access to effective therapeutics which aid and markedly speed his recovery.”
The 69-year-old neurosurgeon received his positive test at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, which is where Trump was taken after he tested positive for the virus last month. “He is resting at his house and is already beginning to feel better,” noted Carson’s chief of staff Andrew Hughes.
JUST IN: Ben Carson has tested positive for COVID. He was at The White House on election night, not wearing a mask. (ABC News)
— Michael Skolnik (@MichaelSkolnik) November 9, 2020
Carson was at the White House as recently as election night (Nov. 3), attending the same party as Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, who tested positive for the COVID-19 last week. Prior to attending the party, Carson had been spotted attending multiple Trump reelection campaign events without wearing a mask. At least five other Trump staff members tested positive for coronavirus last week.
See what Twitter had to say about the Carson news below.
Dr. Ben Carson, who attended Trump's election night watch party without a mask, has tested positive for coronavirus.
This dude was a brain surgeon. A brain surgeon! And he still couldn't follow basic public health guidelines because he got so caught up in Donald Trump's lies. https://t.co/ejzd54xlMg
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) November 9, 2020
Of course Ben Carson tests positive for COVID on the same day they try to take credit for the vaccine
— Meena Harris (@meenaharris) November 9, 2020
Social democracy is the radical idea that everybody should be as fortunate as Ben Carson. https://t.co/CJoCQprXZn
— Anand Giridharadas (@AnandWrites) November 9, 2020
— Roy Wood Jr- Ex Jedi (@roywoodjr) November 9, 2020
Shout out to Ben Carson and Rand Paul for periodically reminding us that not all doctors are smart.
— The Volatile Mermaid (@OhNoSheTwitnt) November 9, 2020
Wait: Doctor Ben Carson?! https://t.co/eTA4GbixF8
— Philly’s Own Questo (@questlove) November 9, 2020
Ben Carson then: Ben Carson now:
(I guess he never figured out masks) pic.twitter.com/PdpMju5NkD
— Scott Santens????? (@scottsantens) November 9, 2020
Ben Carson doesn’t regularly attend the meetings but he’s technically a member of the coronavirus task force. https://t.co/JyczTfJDY9
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) November 9, 2020
It doesn’t take a brain surgeon to figure out why Ben Carson has covid.
— Paula Pell (@perlapell) November 9, 2020
Be careful of the energy you put out into the world because it shows right on back.