Top White House Aide Stephen Miller Tests Positive For COVID-19
CNN reports that top White House aide Stephen Miller is among the latest Trump administration officials to test positive for the coronavirus after President Trump was diagnosed with COVID-19 last week.
Miller said in a Tuesday statement:
"Over the last 5 days I have been working remotely and self-isolating, testing negative every day through yesterday. Today, I tested positive for COVID-19 and am in quarantine.”
Miller's wife, Katie Miller, is Vice President Mike Pence's communications director. She already had coronavirus several months ago and tested negative again on Tuesday morning. She traveled with Pence to Salt Lake City ahead of the vice presidential debate scheduled for Wednesday, but left the trip Tuesday out of an abundance of caution, per an official.
CNN reported that “Stephen Miller's diagnosis is likely to fuel new scrutiny of the White House's decision to decline offers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help investigate the outbreak at the complex and to begin contact tracing of those who attended events with the President.”