Republican National Committee Woman from California, Harmeet Dhillon, who has been close to the president on numerous occasions, says she believes this will remain true.
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Dhillon joined ABC7 News for a phone interview shortly after the world saw Trump's tweet announcing he and the first lady were positive for the virus.
She commented on his "strong" and "robust" health, insisting that "if anybody is gonna beat this exposure and this disease, I have high confidence it's gonna be President Trump."
Just did a live phoner w/@abc7newsbayarea regarding the news that @realDonaldTrump and @FLOTUS tested positive for COVID. If anyone can beat this terrible disease from China it's POTUS, & he will continue to lead from strength. Join me to pray for all who fall ill from it!🙏🙏🙏— Harmeet K. Dhillon (@pnjaban) October 2, 2020
She says she was "surprised" that Trump tested positive because others around the president tested negative for the virus, including White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows.
"So, we cannot draw any conclusions about how the president was exposed, by whom, when. That would all be speculation and irresponsible," she said.
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A big speculation surrounding the cause for Trump contracting the virus has been that he is frequently seen not wearing a mask.
Dhillon says wearing a mask is more to protect against spreading COVID-19, and that wearing one "doesn't do much to prevent you from getting the disease if you are exposed to somebody who has it." However, the CDC recommends everyone wear a mask in public to help slow the spread of the virus. "We are not defenseless against COVID-19," said CDC Director Dr. Robert R. Redfield in a statement. "Cloth face coverings are one of the most powerful weapons we have to slow and stop the spread of the virus - particularly when used universally within a community setting. All Americans have a responsibility to protect themselves, their families, and their communities."
When asked if undecided voters or voters "on the fence" could be swayed by the news, Dhillon says, that would be "judgey" and "ill-informed."
Dhillon also denounced negative social media comments about the president's condition and road to recovery.
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