Inside Donald Trump Jr.'s COVID-19 diagnosis

Just a little over a month after President Donald Trump tested positive for coronavirus, his eldest son, Donald "Don" Trump Jr., got diagnosed with the illness. Don Jr.'s spokesperson confirmed the news on Nov. 20, 2020, to NBC News, stating in part, "Don tested positive at the start of the week and has been quarantining out at his cabin since the result."

Similar to many other members of his family, Don Jr. has spread numerous falsehoods about the coronavirus. In late October 2020, for instance, he inaccurately stated that the number of COVID-19-related deaths has decreased to "almost nothing," per Politico. As of this writing, 250,000 Americans have died due to the coronavirus, according to The New York Times

Don Jr. isn't the only one with ties to the White House who has confirmed a COVID-19 diagnosis in November. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson revealed via Facebook that he had been "desperately ill," while Rudy Giuliani's son, White House aide Andrew Giuliani, tested positive. But for now, let's focus on Don Jr.'s diagnosis and take a look at how he's doing.

The truth about Donald Trump Jr.'s symptoms

Donald Trump Jr.'s spokesperson revealed to NBC News on Nov. 20, 2020, that his client is doing OK. "He's been completely asymptomatic so far and is following all medically recommended COVID-19 guidelines," they stated. 

If Don Jr. needs any advice on dealing with the coronavirus, there are plenty of family members he can call up. Not only did President Donald Trump have COVID-19, but so did first lady Melania Trump and the couple's teenage son, Barron Trump. Oh, and then there's Don Jr.'s girlfriend, Fox News alum Kimberly Guilfoyle. As for his colleagues, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, Kellyanne Conway, and many figures connected to the White House have all tested positive. 

As of this writing, Don Jr.'s loved ones have not publicly addressed his diagnosis. That includes Guilfoyle, who took to Instagram on Nov. 19 to share a selfie she captioned, "The best is yet to come!" 

Donald Trump Jr. shared an update on his condition

Following Donald Trump Jr.'s coronavirus diagnosis, he took to Instagram on Nov. 20, 2020, to give fans an update about his condition. "Apparently I got the 'rona," he said in the clip. "You wouldn't know it based on anything that I felt ... I guess I've been totally asymptomatic." He vowed to quarantine "out of an abundance of precautions" and said he will take his diagnosis very seriously. He also revealed that he got tested as a precautionary measure before he embarked on a trip with his son. As a result of his diagnosis, they decided to put their father-son trip on hold.

He reiterated that he has no symptoms and speculated that his test could have been a false positive. Don Jr. noted that he will get tested a few more times before the holidays in hopes to safely celebrate with his family. Alluding to some speculation about his condition, he revealed his recording was in part to silence the naysayers. "I think you can tell I probably look okay for me, so it's never going to look great so at this point, at 42, I only work with what I have," he shared.

The president's eldest son said he plans to "give it a couple days of quarantine" and will "get retested in case it was a false positive as I feel and have felt totally fine." It's important to note here that a person infected with COVID-19 can still give the virus to another person even if they feel OK, according to Healthline.

How Donald Trump Jr. is passing the time

Donald Trump Jr. may be holding up well in quarantine, but he's anticipating that the boredom will creep in soon. "I may have a couple days of solo time and there is only so many guns I can clean before I get bored," he said during his Instagram video on Nov. 20. "I'll get to go through my safe which will be fun," he added. Don Jr. also asked viewers for Netflix recommendations and book suggestions.

In the comments, his fans sent him well wishes and some downtime ideas, per his request. "Glad you are ok, get well soon!!! Definitely check out Billions, great show!" one Instagram user commented. "Stay well and Yellowstone is a great series," another wrote, while a third added, "Watch Ozark if you have an already [...] feel better." 

Between cleaning his gun collection and devouring his new list of Netflix recommendations, it sounds like Don Jr. is well-prepared to take it easy at home.