The coronavirus continues to circle uncomfortably shut to the White Home.
Ivanka Trump’s personal assistant has reportedly examined positive for the coronavirus, and the FDA commissioner has been compelled to self-quarantine after publicity to one other staffer who got here down with the illness.
The aide to Trump has been teleworking and hasn’t been within the presence of the president’s daughter in weeks, a supply advised CNN.
And FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn has been compelled to self-isolate for two weeks after publicity to Miller, Politico reported
Hahn was suggested to achieve this after contact tracing linked him to coronavirus job drive spokesperson Katie Miller — the spouse of presidential advisor Stephen Miller — who has additionally examined positive.
The troubling information got here days after a personal valet to Trump examined positive in what was the primary confirmed case of a staffer contained in the White Home contracting the lethal virus.
Now Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, staffers and reporters are getting examined each day to cease the unfold of the virus. even because the White Home continues to downplay the significance of testing and assist reopening measures throughout the nation.
Pence’s flight to Iowa Friday to promote an financial restart was delayed due to the information of Miller’s sickness. Six staffers had to deplane as a result of they have been lately in touch along with her.
Trump questioned the necessity for testing as lately as Friday afternoon.
“For this reason the entire idea of checks aren’t essentially nice,” he stated.
“The checks are good however one thing may occur between a test the place it’s good after which one thing occurs and unexpectedly.
“She was examined very lately and examined detrimental after which right now I suppose for some motive, she examined positive,” he stated of Miller.
Nonetheless, the president maintained he isn’t apprehensive about contracting the bug and continues to not put on a masks publicly.
“I’m not apprehensive, no, I’m not apprehensive. Look, I get issues carried out, I don’t fear about issues,” Trump stated Friday.
“I do what I’ve to do. We’ve taken very sturdy precautions on the White Home and we’re coping with an invisible state of affairs.”