Donald Trump said he feels ‘no vulnerability’ to coronavirus after at least two people close to him and the vice president tested positive for coronavirus.
‘I have felt no vulnerability whatsoever,’ Trump said Monday when asked how he feels after Vice President Mike Pence’s press secretary Katie Miller tested positive for Covid-19. Trump’s personal valet also reportedly tested positive for the virus.
The White House reportedly released a memo on Monday ordering all staffers to wear a mask when entering the West Wing, but Trump still refused to wear a mask as he gave his latest remarks.
Trump told reporters that he was behind the order and when asked why he waited until now to force staffers to wear masks, he said: ‘Well if they’re a certain distance from me, or if they’re a certain distance from each other, they do.’
‘In the case of me, I’m not close to anybody. I’d like to be close to these two gentlemen, they’re hard-working, great men but they just said “Frankly, let’s keep it this way.”‘
‘So obviously in my case, I’m very far away from everyone, but if you look at all those people over there (White House staffers) every one of them… every one of them has a mask on. Just about everyone I have seen today has worn a mask.’
However, three top members of the White House coronavirus task force have gone into isolation – Dr Anthony Fauci of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Dr Stephen Hahn commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration and Dr Robert Redfield, director of the CDC. The trio reportedly plans to self-quarantine for two weeks despite testing negative for the virus.
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