President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, Robert O’Brien, has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a senior administration official.
O’Brien, who was named to his job last September, is the highest-ranking administration official known to test positive for the coronavirus.
The news came days after the announcement that a Marine assigned to the military unit that flies Marine One tested positive for coronavirus but did not have direct contact with Trump or his presidential helicopter.
“He has mild symptoms and has been self-isolating and working from a secure location off site,” the White House said in a statement Monday, asserting that there was no risk of exposure to the president or the vice president.
“The work of the National Security Council continues uninterrupted,” the statement read.
The White House also conducted contact tracing last week after an employee for a cafeteria vendor at the two eateries inside the Eisenhower Executive Office Building tested positive for the coronavirus.
Katie Miller, a top spokeswoman for Vice President Mike Pence, tested positive in early May and has since returned to work.
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