White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany declined to confirm or deny reports that multiple White House staff members tested positive for the coronavirus.
“Have any of the White House staff recently tested positive for coronavirus?” Fox News’ John Roberts asked McEnany at a press conference Wednesday.
“I don’t share people’s personal medical information,” McEnany said.
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Roberts noted that McEnany had previously faced the problem when staff members tested positive for the virus. “Why the change?” churches.
The White House press pool was reportedly informed that more staff members had tested positive for the infection Wednesday. Chief of Staff Mark Meadows was asked on Wednesday about the reports and he also declined to comment.
The report comes a day after President Trump met three world leaders to sign a landmark Middle East peace deal.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the foreign ministers of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain were present to sign two agreements: one between Israel and Bahrain and one between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. Trump signed as a witness.
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Trump was also in Philadelphia on Tuesday night for an ABC City Hall at the National Constitution Center.
McEnany was asked about the president’s remarks about “herd mentality”, which probably means the “herd immunity” theory. He made it clear that herd immunity “was never a strategy” at the White House.
“Our strategy is to get a vaccine,” he said, expressing confidence that it would be approved and “widely available” by the end of the year.
Trump on Tuesday told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos that the coronavirus “would go away without the vaccine … for a period of time.”
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“You’re going to develop, like, a herd mentality,” Trump said.