White House head of staff Mark Meadows has tested positive for Coronavirus, NBC News affirmed Friday.
He turns out to be just the most recent individual in President Donald Trump’s circle to catch Coronavirus after an outbreak hit the president, his family, and campaign and administrative advisors a month ago. Meadows attended an election late evening gathering at the White House on Tuesday and stood by, wearing no mask, when Trump talked at a Republican Party office prior that day.
News on his positive test came a day after the U.S. set another precedent for new daily Coronavirus infections with more than 120,000. It was confirmed that Trump campaign aide Nick Trainer has additionally tested positive for Coronavirus.
Bloomberg previously revealed Meadows’ diagnosis.
A White House representative didn’t quickly react to CNBC’s solicitation to remark.
Toward the end of last month, Meadows started a backlash when he said the U.S. is “not going to control the pandemic” yet would put its emphasis on building up antibodies and therapeutics. He has insisted on taking his face mask off prior to conversing with correspondents during the outbreak.
His positive test will probably just bring further scrutiny of the organization’s activities during the pandemic. A few people who tested positive for the infection a month ago went to a late September function at the White House to celebrate Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination.
Meadows’ positive test additionally comes as his boss progressively lashes out even with political decision results that show him trailing Democrat Joe Biden in the official race.