Trump claims coronavirus will ‘go away without a vaccine’
May 10 2020
In answer to a question from a reporter about the infected aide, Trump said that Pence's "press person", whom he identified as "Katie", had tested positive.
Pelosi acknowledged Trump hasn't been a party to the negotiations, telling C-SPAN on Friday, "I don't have any idea what the president does". Moments after the CDC issued its initial guidance on masks in April, the president said, "I don't think that I'm going to be doing it".
Trump said he, the Vice President and other staff of the White House would be tested for coronavirus every day.
News that staffer Katie Miller had fallen ill boosted fears that the White House is at risk of becoming a viral hot spot just when Trump is leading efforts to wind down nationwide quarantine measures that have devastated the world's biggest economy.
Still, White House aides are drawing up a wish-list for a future spending bill, including a payroll tax cut, liability protection for businesses that reopen and potentially billions in infrastructure spending.
U.S. first daughter Ivanka Trump's personal assistant has tested positive for the coronavirus, USA media reported on Friday.
Yet Pence and Trump by and large refuse to wear masks, despite a recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that face coverings be used to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
TRUMP: "No, people that are serving me are". "They've already started", he said on the network's "Fox and Friends" morning program. On Thursday one of Trump's personal valets tested positive to the virus. They were previously tested on a weekly basis.
Mr Trump and Mr Pence maintain busy public schedules.
He added that the valet had been tested "four days before".
"No I haven't but we're getting that.I will do that.at some point probably soon I will be", Trump said, suggesting he will be getting an antibody test in the future, though he offered no details on when that might happen. Six individuals who may have been in contact with the infected aide were removed from the flight and later tested negative.
As recently as Thursday, Miller was seen mingling with officials at an outdoor prayer ceremony hosted by Trump and attended by dozens of people, including the wives of Trump and Pence and many senior staff.
Trump later met face-to-face with Republican members of Congress at the White House where no face masks appeared to be worn. The lawmakers were tested for the virus before the meeting. The vice president did not wear a mask. Critics say they are setting a bad example for Americans. Again, he did not wear a mask in public, even while addressing a room full of factory employees, all wearing masks in accordance with company policy.
The virus, which first surfaced in Wuhan, China late a year ago, has infected more than a million Americans and driven millions into unemployment due to lockdown measures to curb a rise in infections.