New Jersey contact tracers are attempting to work out the names of all of the people who were present at a fundraiser President Donald Trump attended on Thursday just hours before he was diagnosed with coronavirus.
The private fundraising event was held at Trump's golf course and country club in Bedminster, New Jersey where it is believed the president came into contact with 100 people and he reportedly met about 19 high-dollar GOP donors in private.
The names of those present are believed to have been logged by three bodies, namely The White House, the Republican National Committee and the Trump National Golf Club Bedminster but it has since become apparent that New Jersey tracers did not have a complete list of those who attended the event including those who worked at the event such as golf club staff or outside vendors.
The Trump campaign emailed all of those supporters who attended the roundtable event
A senior official told the Huffington Post all three bodies had so far been 'cooperative' and expected the trio to provide the names of all donors and event staff 'very soon' but that a complete list of names had not been provided until Friday afternoon, some 24 hours after the ended.
The Republican National Committee sent the names of those it knew had attended the event to Governor Phil Murphy's office at 2:30pm.
However, the list may not include people who were working at the event including golf club workers and outsider vendors that were brought in to help stage the event.
The state is apparently still waiting for a fill roster compiled from information from the RNC, White House and golf club .
Earlier on Friday, an email was sent to supporters who attended the fundraiser:
'Dear Supporter: We cannot thank you enough for all you do for our President. We unfortunately write today to notify you that, as you have probably seen, President Trump confirmed late last night that he and the First Lady were tested for COVID-19 and produced positive test results.
'Please contact your medical provider if you or any of your loved ones is ill or develops a fever, shortness of breath or other respiratory symptoms.
Some have questioned Trump's decision to go ahead with the fundraiser which cost $50,000-a-head for a ticket to the reception and $250,000 to meet face-to-face at his Bedminster golf club on Thursday.
The event went ahead after staffer Hope Hicks tested positive. Some at the event wore masks while others did not, a source familiar with the event said.
At least one observer said Trump seemed 'lethargic,' a common symptom of the virus.
Political activist Charlie Kolean was also present at Thursday's event and was pictured standing outside the Bedminster golf club without a mask
Another man, Bobbie Totten also shared a photo of himself at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey at an event where the president was speaking
The Trump campaign has already emailed donors who attended the event advising them to contact doctors while on Friday, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy also encouraged those who attended the event to get tested.
'The contact-tracing process is underway. We urge everyone who attended yesterday's event in Bedminster to take full precautions, including self-quarantining and getting tested,' Murphy said in