O’Brien, who heads the National Security Council, “has moderate symptoms and has actually been self-isolating and working from a protected place off site. There is no threat of exposure to the President or the Vice President,” according to a White House declaration.
O’Brien, who is 54, is the highest-ranking member of the Trump administration understood to have actually been infected with the coronavirus.
Previous White Home assistants who evaluated favorable for COVID-19 include a personal valet for Trump, as well as Katie Miller, who is Vice President Mike Pence’s leading communications assistant.
Last week, the snack bar at the Eisenhower Executive Workplace Structure, nearby to the White House and consisting of the workplaces of the vice president and the National Security Council, was closed after a lunchroom employee tested positive for the infection.
The national security consultant is regularly in contact with the president, although it is not understood when was the last time they satisfied.
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