ABC News’ Jon Karl tests positive for COVID-19 two days after interacting with President Biden at WHCD
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ABC News’ Jonathan Karl tested positive for COVID-19 two days after he spoke on stage at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner and shook hands with President Joe Biden, a source familiar with the matter told Fox News Digital on Tuesday.
Karl, who is fully vaccinated and boosted, could be seen briefly interacting with the president on Saturday night before accepting an award for his coverage of the Jan. 6 Capitol riots.
He tested negative and had no symptoms on Saturday afternoon before the dinner, the source said, but tested positive on Monday evening.
Politico originally reported the news of Karl’s positive test.
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Multiple people in Biden’s inner circle have tested positive for COVID-19 recently, including White House communications director Kate Bedingfield and Vice President Kamala Harris last week.
Comedian Trevor Noah, who hosted the 2,500-person event, joked that it was his “great honor to be speaking tonight at the nation’s most distinguished super-spreader event.”
“What are you doing here? You guys spent the last two years telling everyone the importance of wearing masks and avoiding large, indoor gatherings. Then the second someone offers you a free dinner, you all turn into Joe Rogan,” Noah told the crowd.
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The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Fox News on Tuesday.
Fox News’s Patrick Ward contributed to this report.