White Home Chief of Workers Mark Meadows talks to reporters on the White Home on October 21, 2020 in Washington, DC.
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White Home chief of workers Mark Meadows has examined constructive for coronavirus, NBC Information confirmed Friday.
He turns into solely the most recent particular person in President Donald Trump‘s orbit to come back down with Covid-19, after an outbreak hit the president, his household and marketing campaign and administration advisors final month. Meadows attended an election evening gathering on the White Home on Tuesday and stood by, sporting no masks, when Trump spoke at a Republican Social gathering workplace earlier that day.
Information of his constructive check got here a day after the U.S. set another record for new daily coronavirus infections with greater than 120,000. NBC confirmed that Trump marketing campaign aide Nick Coach has additionally examined constructive for Covid-19.
Bloomberg first reported Meadows’ diagnosis.
A White Home spokesman didn’t instantly reply to CNBC’s request to remark.
Late final month, Meadows sparked backlash when he stated the U.S. is “not going to control the pandemic” however would put its deal with creating a vaccine and therapeutics. He has insisted on taking his face masks off earlier than speaking to reporters throughout the outbreak.
His constructive check will seemingly solely convey additional scrutiny of the administration’s actions throughout the pandemic. A number of individuals who examined constructive for the virus final month attended a late September occasion on the White Home to have a good time Supreme Court docket Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination.
Meadows’ constructive check additionally comes as his boss more and more lashes out within the face of election results that present him trailing Democrat Joe Biden within the presidential race.