Claudia Conway, daughter of presidential advisor Kellyanne Conway, was the first to break news that her mom had tested positive for COVID-19. As the virus sweeps through the president’s inner circle, it’s now touching lives beyond his closest advisors and supporters. Claudia is no fan of the president, but her mom has brought home the ultimate work souvenir: a deadly virus. The teen influencer has posted about the symptoms she is experiencing since her mom was first diagnosed.
All the King’s Men Catch the Virus
It has only been four days since President Donald J Trump acknowledged that he and wife Melania had tested positive for COVID-19. Since then, it’s swept like wildfire through those who are usually close to the president. From former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to Kellyanne Conway, almost all of the president’s inner circle have tested positive for the virus. Their conditions vary from self-reportedly mild in the case of Kellyanne, to severe enough to hospitalize Christie and the president himself.
Claudia Posts about Her Mom’s Diagnosis
Claudia, never one to shy away from airing family news on the internet, took to TikTok to share when her mom first began exhibiting signs of the illness. Up to that point, Kellyanne had not verified to the media that she had tested positive. But Claudia’s posts about her mom’s symptoms made it impossible to deny; Kellyanne has the virus.
Claudia posted a video of herself talking over a clip of Cardi B saying, “that’s suspicious,” saying, “My mom coughing all around the house after trump tested positive for covid.”
Shortly after that, the 15-year-old TikTok influencer added a video of herself wearing a mask, saying, “Update my mom has covid. im furious. Wear your masks. dont listen to our idiot f–king president piece of sh–. protect yourself and those around you.”
In a comment on the same video, Claudia added, “she also lied to me today and said her test was negative when it literally wasn’t and I spent all day around her.”
Kellyanne Verifies the Diagnosis
After Claudia blew the whistle on her mom’s symptoms to her nearly one million followers, Kellyanne had no choice but to own up to her situation. Kellyanne tweeted late Friday, “Tonight I tested positive for COVID-19. My symptoms are mild (light cough) and I’m feeling fine. I have begun a quarantine process in consultation with physicians. As always, my heart is with everyone affected by this global pandemic.”
If Kellyanne’s Symptoms are Mild, Claudia is Not So Lucky
While Kellyanne says her symptoms are mild and she seems to be dodging the bullet so far, Claudia is not faring as well. The teen posted a video yesterday captioned, “hey guys currently dying of covid!” In the comments, Claudia elaborated by saying, “my mom has no symptoms yet I literally feel like HELL,” and added her symptoms, “cant feel anything. head is pounding. hard to breathe. Fever/chills.”
Kellyanne Decided to Step Down Recently
All of this comes on the heels of a decision by the president’s advisor to step down to focus on her family. Drama between Kellyanne and Claudia has been public and messy over the past year. With Claudia able to reach a large audience on TikTok, mom Kellyanne has had to deal with accusations from the teen that include abuse and mistreatment.
Kellyanne’s decision to step down and focus on family was mocked by Claudia on TikTok who felt like it was her parents’ way of trying to stop her push for emancipation. Claudia tweeted, “my mother’s job ruined my life to begin with. heartbreaking that she continues to go down that path after years of watching her children suffer. selfish. it’s all about money and fame, ladies and gentlemen.”
Despite agreeing with her father George Conway about the current occupant of the White House, Claudia cautions fans from giving him a free pass, tweeting, “as for my dad, politically, we agree on absolutely nothing. we just both happen to have common sense when it comes to our current president. stop ‘stanning’ him.”
The Virus Isn’t Finished with Washington
We at CELEB wish Claudia and her family well as they recover from this dangerous virus. However, the story doesn’t stop there. With more and more of President Trump’s inner circle testing positive as the days go by, this story continues to grow. It’s a matter of time before someone becomes seriously, possibly deathly, ill. It’s a sobering reminder to wear your masks and follow the health guidelines released by the experts. If our nation’s wealthiest and most elite can be victims to this virus, none of us are immune from it’s risks.