The Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC, is the largest gathering of right-wing political figures in the US each year. However, CPAC had an unexpected visitor this year, with that being a person infected with COVID-19, as fears are now that he has spread the illness according to the New York Times.
An attendee of a conservative conference where President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence spoke last week has tested positive for the coronavirus, according to the event’s organizer.
The organizer, the American Conservative Union, which hosts the annual Conservative Political Action Conference outside Washington, D.C., said the attendee was exposed to the virus before the four-day event and tested positive for it on Saturday.
“This attendee had no interaction with the president or the vice president and never attended the events in the main hall,” the group said in a statement. “The Trump administration is aware of the situation, and we will continue regular communication with all appropriate government officials.”
The attendee has been quarantined in New Jersey, the statement said. (source)
This likely means that some people at CPAC got the virus.
Now the fear is out there- who has it?
Will all people self-quarantine?
What will happen now?
The Trump administration can say everything is under control, but it clearly is not.
The question now is, will this thing eventually pose a threat to the political legitimacy of Trump for the next election?