Robert O’Brien, Trump’s National Security Adviser, Tests Positive For Coronavirus

White House nationwide safety adviser Robert O’Brien is the highest-ranking member of the Trump administration identified to have contracted the virus. Evan Vucci/AP conceal caption

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White House nationwide safety adviser Robert O’Brien is the highest-ranking member of the Trump administration identified to have contracted the virus.

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President Trump’s nationwide safety adviser Robert O’Brien has examined constructive for the coronavirus, the White House introduced on Monday.

“National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien tested positive for COVID-19. He has mild symptoms and has been self-isolating and working from a secure location off-site. There is no risk of exposure to the president or the vice president. The work of the National Security Council continues uninterrupted,” the White House mentioned in a press release. No additional particulars had been instantly obtainable.

O’Brien is essentially the most senior White House official identified to get the virus, and the closest to Trump. He is the newest individual in Trump’s orbit to turn into contaminated.

In May, Katie Miller, the spokeswoman for Vice President Pence who’s married to a senior Trump adviser, examined constructive, as did a navy aide who labored as a valet to the president. In June, eight members of the marketing campaign’s advance staff, together with two Secret Service brokers, examined constructive in Tulsa, Okla., simply earlier than a Trump rally there. Kimberly Guilfoyle — a fundraiser for the marketing campaign and the girlfriend of Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr. — examined constructive in early July.

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