White House staffer Nick Luna, who serves as the president's personal attendant or "body man," has tested positive for the coronavirus, according to two sources directly familiar with the matter. Luna tested positive on Saturday.
Luna holds the title of director of Oval Office operations, and serves as the personal aide who travels most frequently with the president. He often is the last person on the podium before the president speaks and is always in close proximity to the president when he is traveling. Bloomberg News first reported his positive diagnosis.
Luna traveled with Mr. Trump to Cleveland for the first presidential debate on Tuesday and to his rally in Minnesota the next day. He was prevented, however, from going with the president to a New Jersey fundraiser on Thursday because of his close contact with Hope Hicks, the top White House aide who first tested positive for the virus.
Luna was also at a ceremony in the White House Rose Garden last Saturday for Amy Coney Barrett, the president's nominee for the Supreme Court, according to sources who were in attendance. Luna was seen moving around near the president's podium and was not sitting in the audience.
Last month, Luna married Cassidy Dumbauld, a long time adviser to White House senior adviser and the president's son-in-law Jared Kushner. She tested negative for the virus, sources said.
Asked about Luna's condition, one person familiar with the matter said he is "doing fine."