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Hillary Clinton Tests Positive For COVID-19, Bill Clinton Negative

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced that she tested positive for COVID-19 and is experiencing mild symptoms.

“Well, I’ve tested positive for COVID. I’ve got some mild cold symptoms but am feeling fine,” Clinton wrote.

Her husband, former President Bill Clinton, has “tested negative and is feeling fine,” she said.

“He’s quarantining until our household is fully in the clear. Movie recommendations appreciated!” the former first lady said.

“I’m more grateful than ever for the protection vaccines can provide against serious illness. Please get vaccinated and boosted if you haven’t already!” she urged.

Clinton is not the only top Democrat to test positive for COVID.

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Earlier on Tuesday, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki announced she had tested positive for COVID.

“Today, in preparation for travel to Europe, I took a PCR test this morning. That test came back positive, which means I will be adhering to [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)] guidance and no longer be traveling on the President’s trip to Europe,” Psaki said in a statement.

Biden tested negative for COVID-19 on Tuesday, Psaki said.

“Thanks to the vaccine, I have only experienced mild symptoms. In alignment with White House COVID-19 protocols, I will work from home and plan to return to work in person at the conclusion of a five-day isolation period and a negative test,” Psaki said.

Earlier this month, fully vaccinated and boosted former President Obama tested positive for COVID-19.

“I just tested positive for COVID. I’ve had a scratchy throat for a couple days, but am feeling fine otherwise. Michelle and I are grateful to be vaccinated and boosted, and she has tested negative. It’s a reminder to get vaccinated if you haven’t already, even as cases go down,” the former president said on Twitter.

The former president has not been perfect when it comes to protecting himself from COVID. In February he was spotted maskless at a construction site.

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A photo of former President Barack Obama has gone viral on social media showing him at the construction site of his and former First Lady Michelle Obama’s expensive new mansion in Hawaii without wearing a mask, though workers around him are masked up.

The Daily Mail stated:

Barack Obama has been pictured at his new multimillion-dollar Hawaii mansion for the very first time, but he did not yet appear to be on island time. Far from being in beach mode, Obama appeared to be deep in conversation as he spoke with workers from local building firm Armstrong Builders, who are currently constructing his beachfront compound on the island of Oahu. 

Dressed in beige pants and a grey polo shirt, Obama looked tense as he was pictured speaking with builders and architects. The former president could be seen scowling as he chatted Saturday with at least four developers who were working on the project.

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Obama, 60, had his arms crossed the entire time the group were discussing the next steps in building the massive compound, while at one point he appeared to be gesturing as he pointed out things that presumably needed to be addressed. 

Construction has been mired in controversy because the project used a planning loophole to retain a sea wall that is almost certainly causing beach erosion. 

Interestingly, this property appears to be the Obamas’ second one along a beachfront — the couple purchased another multimillion-dollar mansion on Martha’s Vineyard within site of the ocean, though Obama has repeatedly pushed the climate change narrative that melting arctic ice will raise sea levels and thus endanger or envelope shorelines.

But also, it is noteworthy that Obama is the only one pictured with the construction crew not wearing a mask. Currently, Hawaii does not have an absolute outdoor mask mandate, but Obama has been a staunch supporter of them.

“It might be Labor Day weekend, but let’s all remember that we’re still in the middle of a pandemic. Wear a mask, practice social distancing, and follow the experts. It’ll save lives,” he wrote in September 2020.

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