I guess the steam from her pants presser does not inoculate her from respiratory droplets.

Courtesy of CNN

Hope Hicks, one of President Donald Trump’s top aides, has tested positive for coronavirus, three sources told CNN on Thursday.

She traveled with the President multiple times recently, including to the debate in Cleveland on Tuesday, and was seen boarding Marine One on Wednesday as Trump was heading to a campaign rally in Minnesota.

CNN has reached out to Hicks for comment.

“The President takes the health and safety of himself and everyone who works in support of him and the American people very seriously,” White House spokesman Judd Deere told CNN in a statement when asked about the level of contact between Hicks and Trump.

The White House made no mention of Hicks by name, nor did it confirm she had tested positive.

“White House Operations collaborates with the Physician to the President and the White House Military Office to ensure all plans and procedures incorporate current CDC guidance and best practices for limiting COVID-19 exposure to the greatest extent possible both on complex and when the President is traveling,” Deere added.

Some White House staffers who were in close proximity were notified of the positive test result today, one official said.

You do not get much closer to Trump than being the woman kneeling before him “pressing his pants.”

At this point I have no idea how Trump has remained virus-free, assuming in fact that he has. 

But if he has dodged these little virus-infused droplets thus far I don’t know how he can do so for much longer.