- Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said Saturday he had mild coronavirus symptoms and checked into a hospital as a precaution.
- Christie noted in a tweet that he had asthma, and he and his doctors made the decision to take the precaution.
- Christie announced earlier that day that he had tested positive for the coronavirus – he is the youngest of many members of President Donald Trump’s inner circle to contract the virus.
- Christie attended the presidential debate preparation sessions earlier this week and attended the event in the White House Rose Garden to announce the appointment of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court on Sept. 26.
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Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who recently helped prepare President Donald Trump̵
In a tweet, Christie noted that he had “mild symptoms”.
“In consultation with my doctors, I checked into Morristown Medical Center this afternoon. Although I feel fine and have only mild symptoms, based on my history of asthma, we have decided that this is an important precautionary measure,” Christie wrote.
Christie tested positive earlier on Saturday. Just the day before, Christie had reported having no symptoms.
The virus has infected a number of members of Trump’s inner circle, including the First Lady, advisor Hope Hicks, former advisor Kellyanne Conway, campaign manager Bill Stephen, and Republicans Sens. Ron Johnson, Thom Tillis and Mike Lee.
Christie attended Trump’s debate prep sessions earlier this week and later told Good Morning America that no one in the room wore masks during the sessions.
Christie also attended the announcement of the appointment of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court on Sept. 26 – a celebration much speculated today will serve as a widespread event.
The event took place in the rose garden of the White House. The guests sat close together and mingled on the fringes, mostly without a mask.