CNN is reporting that one of President Trump’s valets has tested positive for the coronavirus.
The valet is a member of U.S Navy; the valets come from an elite military unit dedicated to the White House and often work very close to the President and first family.
Reports say that Trump was upset when he was informed Wednesday (5/6) that the valet had tested positive and he was subsequently tested again by the White House physician.
A statement from The White House read, “We were recently notified by the White House Medical Unit that a member of the United States Military, who works on the White House campus, has tested positive for Coronavirus. The President and the Vice President have since tested negative for the virus and they remain in great health.”
A White House source went on to say to CNN that the man, who has not been identified, exhibited “symptoms” Wednesday (5/6) morning. The source also said that Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and the senior staffers who regularly interact with them are still being tested weekly for coronavirus.
Meanwhile, according to Fox News, more than a dozen U.S. Capitol Police officers have tested positive for coronavirus since late March, with at least two contracting COVID-19 just this week. The two USCP officers who tested positive this week sent “about a dozen” into isolation due to potential contact issues. Fox News reports that nine of them have fully recovered or have been cleared to return to work.