White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows has tested positive for coronavirus, officials confirmed the news.
It was not clear how Meadows have contracted the virus. He has often appeared in public without face coverings.
In October this year, Meadows had said in an interview with the international news source that the US was “not going to control the pandemic”, saying that Covid-19 could only be defeated by “mitigation areas” like vaccines and therapeutics.
It was not confirmed when he tested positive or if he had developed symptoms. He has not yet commented on his illness.
The Chief of Staff had traveled with the President on the final days of campaigning. He was present at an election night party attended by many Trump supporters.
Coronavirus in the US
Coronavirus has strengthened its roots in the US and has killed some 230,000 Americans.
On Friday, the US set a third straight daily record for new cases, with more than 127,000 infections.
US Democratic candidate Joe Biden in October has criticized his rival, Donald Trump, for poor handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
Presidential candidate Joe Biden said at a senior center in the city of Pembroke Pines, “you’re expendable.”
He addressed a group of people at the senior center in southern Florida on Tuesday. The event occurred with social distancing measures in place.
He criticized the president for denying the threat that coronavirus posed to senior citizens.
To Mr. Trump, “you’re expendable, you’re forgettable, you’re virtually nobody. That’s how he sees seniors. That’s how he sees you,” said Mr. Biden.
The “only senior Donald Trump seems to care about” is himself, he added.