NY1 anchor Pat Kiernan slipped on-air Monday and said White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany had tested positive for cocaine—but she actually had Covid-19.
“Another member of Donald Trump’s inner circle testing positive for cocaine,” Kiernan said during the broadcast.
He quickly corrected himself on the air and later on Twitter to a viewer who called him out for the error:
Yes. COVID. There’s enough going on without adding another dimension. Apologies for the error.
— Pat Kiernan (@patkiernan) October 5, 2020
McEnany was just one of several people in President Trump’s inner circle who has tested positive for the coronavirus in the last week—along with Trump himself.