Florida Republican Matt Gaetz is denying reports that he has tested positive for Covid-19. Instead, the congressman has insisted that he has virus antibodies.

Gaetz slammed Politico staffer Jake Sherman, who tweeted that the 38-year-old tested positive for the coronavirus.

“ANOTHER HIGH-PROFILE MEMBER OF THE PRESIDENT’S circle tested positive: GOP Rep. MATT GAETZ of Florida told multiple people on Capitol Hill and in the WH that he too had contracted the virus. GAETZ and staff did not reply to a request for comment,” Sherman tweeted on Saturday.

However, Gaetz replied to the tweet insisting the diagnosis was untrue.

“This is false. You are a terrible journalist without a single source. I have the antibodies, not the virus. Zero symptoms,” Gaetz tweeted

Gaetz went on to deny contracting the virus and suggested Politico did not report the truth regarding his condition. “Politico is trying to mislead ppl into thinking I have a recent diagnosis for the virus,” he tweeted.

“Obviously, if I have antibodies I was exposed at some point, as many have been. I have no symptoms & am keeping my regular schedule. Was on @hannity last night and @stevehiltonx tomorrow.”

The Politico article revealed Gaetz tested positive for coronavirus antibodies and noted that the results most likely meant that he had contracted the virus at some point.

Despite comments from the public suggesting he has infected the virus, Gaetz insisted he was “covid negative.”

Gaetz isn’t the first person with ties to Trump to come in contact with the coronavirus. Mark Meadows, the White House chief of staff, has tested positive for the coronavirus, NPR reports.

Matt Gaetz, a US congressman from Florida, addressed the first night of the Republican National Convention which was largely being held virtually amid the coronavirus pandemic Matt Gaetz, a US congressman from Florida, addressed the first night of the Republican National Convention which was largely being held virtually amid the coronavirus pandemic Photo: Republican National Convention / -