WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s chief of employees Mark Meadows has been recognized with the coronavirus because the nation units every day information for confirmed circumstances for the pandemic.
Two senior administration officers confirmed Friday that Meadows had examined optimistic for the virus, which has killed greater than 236,000 Individuals to this point this 12 months. They supplied no particulars on when the chief of employees got here down with the virus or his present situation. His prognosis was first reported by Bloomberg Information.
One administration official stated a number of different staffers had examined optimistic as properly.
Meadows traveled with Trump within the run-up to Election Day and final appeared in public early Wednesday morning and not using a masks as Trump falsely declared victory within the vote depend. He had been one of many shut aides round Trump when the president got here down with the virus greater than a month in the past, however was examined every day and maintained his common work schedule.
It marked the most recent case of the virus within the West Wing, coming not even two weeks after Marc Quick, Vice President Mike Pence’s chief of employees, and different aides checks optimistic for the virus. Trump, first woman Melania Trump, and a minimum of two dozen others examined optimistic for the virus in early October, after Trump held giant gatherings of individuals not sporting face-masks, together with the ceremony saying the nomination of now-Justice Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court docket.