Trump Ally Tests Positive

The Florida Republican has the coronavirus antibodies
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 7, 2020 1:00 PM CST
Trump Ally Tests Positive
Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., addresses the crowd during a President Donald Trump campaign rally at the Ocala International Airport, Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, in Ocala, Fla.   (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Rep. Matt Gaetz said Saturday he has tested positive for coronavirus antibodies but doesn't have the live virus, Politico reports. The fierce ally of President Trump said he tested positive for antibodies on Election Day, doesn't know when he had COVID-19, and remains symptom-free: "Feel great," he texted USA Today. "Going paddle boarding today." Gaetz drew sneers back in March for wearing a gas mask in Congress, which some took as him making light of the virus. "Made light?!?! I was quite serious," he texted at the time. Another Florida Republican congress member, Michael Waltz, said Friday he has tested positive for COVID-19 and is under 10-day quarantine. (More Matt Gaetz stories.)

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