Another member of US President Donald Trump’s entourage received a positive COVID-19 test ahead of the October 7 debate on vice presidential candidates.
Stephen Miller is one of Trump’s closest advisers and his speechwriter. A positive test was announced late in the evening on October 6.
White House spokeswoman Kaylee McEnnany said Miller was “feeling well.” Makenanai noted that the counselor was in quarantine for five days before receiving a positive test result.
On October 5, Makenani announced that she had tested positive for COVID-19 and was currently in quarantine.
“Obviously, there was an outbreak here in the White House (COVID-19, ed.),” McEnnany told Fox News.
Trump has been criticized for his careless attitude toward the masked regime and for holding a September 26 meeting to nominate a judge to the US Supreme Court. Many of your guests were without masks and did not follow the social distance, as recommended by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The president was also criticized for removing his mask immediately after returning to the White House on October 5 after three days in hospital.
According to White House doctor Sean Conley, as of October 6, Trump no longer has symptoms of COVID-19, but it remains contagious.
Earlier, the Pentagon reported that the top US military leadership went into self-isolation after contact with the commander of the Coast Guard, who was found to have a coronavirus. Among those who went into self-isolation were the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Mark Millie, and his deputy, General John Height. It is unknown where the Coast Guard commander became infected, but on September 27, he was present at an event at the White House.
Trump did not appear in public after his discharge from the hospital, but he is active on Twitter – mostly messages related to the election. He also expressed a desire to return to the election campaign, in particular, noting that it would be “great” to take part in the next debate with Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, scheduled for October 15.
Biden noted that the debate should not be held until Trump tested positive for coronavirus. He stressed that he was looking forward to the opportunity to discuss with Trump, but added that he would have to follow “very strict rules.”
The debate between the vice presidential candidates, incumbent Vice President Mike Pence and Democratic Sen. Kamalia Harris is scheduled for October 7 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Precautions to prevent the spread of the virus: Plexiglas barriers and a distance between the stands of almost 4 meters. The pandemic is expected to be a major topic of discussion.