World News – US – The Latest: Stephen Miller, Trump’s top aide, tests positive for COVID-19


WASHINGTON (AP) – The latest news on President Donald Trump’s health after his COVID-19 diagnosis, and that of other White House aides, officials (all local time):

A senior administration official said Miller had previously tested negative as White House officials attempted to contain an outbreak at the compound that has infected Trump, the first lady and more than a dozen other assistants and associates

His wife, Katie Miller, who is Vice President Mike Pence’s director of communications, had previously had the virus and tested negative after the last time she saw it Katie Miller was in Salt Lake City with Pence, where he is preparing to debate Democratic Vice Presidential candidate Kamala Harris, but left as soon as she learned of her husband’s diagnosis

House of Commons Speaker Nancy Pelosi has said President Donald Trump is « prioritizing himself at the expense of the country » by halting negotiations on a new congressional coronavirus aid package

Pelosi said on Tuesday that Trump « has shown his true colors » by halting talks between Congressional leaders and the White House that aimed to provide some $ 2 trillion in new aid to fight the coronavirus

Democratic leader says that by « walking away » Trump « doesn’t want to crush the virus » and is abandoning the needs of children and other Americans

Trump announced the move less than 24 hours after returning to the White House after a three-day hospital stay while fighting his own battle with the coronavirus

The speaker spoke with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to try to jumpstart a massive new round of COVID-19 aid

President Donald Trump has said he has asked his aides to stop trading on a coronavirus aid plan until the election is over, rattling stock markets in hopes of an economic recovery for hard-hit industries such as airlines

Trump, who himself has the coronavirus, tweeted on Tuesday that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was not negotiating in good faith He said: “I have asked my representatives to stop negotiating until at the end of the election, when, immediately after my victory, we pass a major stimulus bill focused on American workers and small businesses »

Trump’s tweet comes on the same day Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell warned that an attempt to recover from the pandemic recession could fail unless the federal government provides additional economic support

The Democratic-led House spent a $ 2.2 trillion in relief last week The White House said at the time it had raised the price of its own proposal to $ 1.6 trillion But making up the difference turned out to be difficult

Sen Kamala Harris tested negative for the coronavirus on Monday, two days before his debate with Vice President Mike Pence

A campaign aide shared the results on Tuesday The campaign did not answer questions about whether and when it would be tested again ahead of Wednesday’s debate

Harris, the Democratic vice presidential candidate, and Pence will participate in a 90-minute debate at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City A plexiglass screen will be between them as a precaution against a possible transmission virus They will not wear masks on stage, nor the moderator

Presidential Debates Commission demands that anyone accessing the debate site has tested negative Harris and Pence are currently in Utah preparing

Vice President Mike Pence’s doctor says Pence does not need to quarantine and has continued to test negative for COVID-19 as he prepares for Wednesday’s Vice Presidential Debate


White House doctor Dr Jesse Taylor Schonau said in a note released Tuesday that Pence « remained in good health with no symptoms of COVID-19 » and continued daily testing, all of which came back negative

The doctor said Pence was not considered to have had close contact with anyone who tested positive this week, including President Donald Trump and some of his key associates, according to guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The CDC defines close contact as having been within six feet of someone for 15 minutes or more

The memo states that Pence « is encouraged to go about his normal activities and does not need to be quarantined »

President Donald Trump’s doctor said the president had « no symptoms » of COVID-19 after returning from hospital on Monday evening

His doctor, Navy Cmdr Sean Conley, said in a new note released by the White House that the president’s medical team met him at the residence on Tuesday morning

Says Trump had a ‘restful first night at home’ and his vital signs remain stable, including his blood oxygen levels

The doctor did not provide details of any medications the president is currently taking, including whether he has been given any additional steroids

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