President Trump is back at the White House this week, after suffering through an early round of symptoms after testing positive for coronavirus 4 days ago.
The Commander in Chief was reluctant to even leave Pennsylvania Avenue in the first place, and his top aides had to put a significant amount of effort into convincing him to go to Walter Reed Medical Center according to reports.
On Monday evening, Trump headed back to the White House, leaving some medical experts aghast and creating concern that he was possibly bringing the highly contagious disease back to the people’s house.
Furthermore, a number of the President’s staffers have already tested positive for the virus, including Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, debate prep team members Chris Christie and Kellyanne Conway, and now even the person responsible for carrying around the world’s most powerful suitcase.
President Trump’s military aides have a big job. At least one of them also has coronavirus.
At least one of the president’s five military aides tested positive for COVID-19 over the weekend, after Trump himself tested positive, CNN first reported and Bloomberg confirmed. The aides, each representing one branch of the U.S. military, stay close to Trump at all times, and carry his emergency briefcase known as the “nuclear football.”
A number of reporters confirmed the story.
This is accurate. There are always 5 POTUS milaides, one from each service. One task they perform: carry "the football." They also handle the phones for the president, do advance for trips, many other tasks. They're all active duty.
The VP has a separate set of military aides. https://t.co/JxhY7ok8uj
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) October 6, 2020
Employees donning hazmat suits could be seen sanitizing the West Wing and beyond on Tuesday, as the President continued to work and recuperate in the residential section of the White House.
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