Top Trump aide Miller tests positive for Covid-19
Published: 10:03 AM, 7 October 2020 Updated: 04:10 PM, 7 October 2020
Stephen Miller, a top advisor to Donald Trump, has tested positive for Covid-19; Photo: EPA
Stephen Miller, a top advisor to Donald Trump, has tested positive for Covid-19, joining an increasing list of figures close to the president who have contracted the virus as the White House scrambles to contain a growing outbreak.
“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 said in a statement.
According to The Guardian, more than a dozen White House officials and others in the president’s circle have tested positive for the virus. Earlier this year, Miller’s wife, Katie Miller, Mike Pence’s press secretary, contracted the virus.
Miller, who has served as a policy adviser and speechwriter for Trump, was among the most ardent defenders of the administration’s policy to separate children from parents.
Meanwhile, US military leaders were also self-quarantining on Tuesday following the announcement of Pentagon that a senior coast guard official had tested positive.
So far, US presidential candidate Biden has been testing negative for the virus, despite having interacted with Trump during the first presidential debate last Tuesday when the president may have been infectious.
Source: The Guardian