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As the virus spread among the people closest to him, Trump asked one adviser not to disclose their results.

According to an anonymous source, Trump asked his advisers not to disclose information about their positive tests, but we cannot verify this claim.

According to an anonymous source, Trump asked his advisers not to disclose information about their positive tests, but we cannot verify this claim. On Oct. 4, 2020, the Wall Street Journal reported that President Donald Trump did not disclose a positive result from a rapid test for COVID-19 before appearing on Fox News interview, as he was awaiting the results of a complete screening. The same article also reported that Trump asked an adviser not to disclose the results of their own positive test. “Don’t tell anyone,” Trump said, according to a person familiar with the conversation. The article further reported that Trump and his top advisers kept reports of positive tests under wraps to the extent that his campaign manager, Bill Stepien, didn’t know that Hope Hicks, one of the president’s closest White House aides, had tested positive until news reports surfaced. A person familiar with the matter told WSJ.

However, we cannot verify this news. It has only been reported by one news organization, and its source is anonymous.

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