Trump's National Security Adviser Tests Positive for Coronavirus

US President Donald Trump's national security adviser, Robert O'Brien, has tested positive for coronavirus. He is the highest-ranking official from Trump’s administration to have contracted the virus.

Although O’Brien and Trump’s last public appearance took place on July 10, while on an official trip to Miami, it is still unclear when the two met last. The White House statement said there is "no risk of exposure to the President or the Vice President."

Since last week, O’Brien has been working from home, a source told CNN. He is one of Trump’s top aides and had recently returned from Europe. White House Chief Economic Adviser Larry Kudlow said one of O'Brien's daughters also contracted COVID-19, which leads him to believe that that is how he got it.

O'Brien is currently experiencing "mild symptoms" and is "self-isolating and working from a secure location off-site," stated an unnamed White House source. 

By Nini Dakhundaridze

Source: CNN

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28 July 2020 00:09