Head of WH Security Lost Foot Due to Severe Case of COVID19
The White House Coronavirus outbreak, which most likely can be traced back to the Rose Garden ceremony honoring Trump’s then-appointee to the Supreme Court Amy Coney Barrett, has impacted everyone from Donald and Melania Trump to Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani, to major staffers and prominent Republicans, to an unknowable amount of support staff. We most likely will never know just how many people were impacted by attending subsequent events, such as the numerous indoor holiday parties that are being held at the White House even as over 3,000 Americans die every day from the virus they now pretend is over now that there’s a vaccine.
But the fallout from the Trump administration’s lack of a response to the deadliest public health event in modern history continues to have real consequences aside from the horrifying increase in the daily death toll. Those who don’t succumb to COVID19 have lasting side effects and may even get re-infected. People are still flaunting social distancing regulations for holidays and eschewing mask mandates, but the Coronavirus never takes a holiday, and it’s about to hand America its worst winter since the 1910s. And since most of the spreading is coming from people in elected office, those who serve the closest to them are in the direct line of infection.
Crede Bailey, the director of the White House security office, was the most severely ill among dozens of Covid-19 cases known to be connected to the White House. Bailey fell ill with Covid-19 in September and is recovering after three months in the hospital, though he lost his right foot and lower leg in his battle against the virus, according to a friend. His office handles credentialing for access to the White House complex and works closely with the U.S. Secret Service on security measures. Bailey, a strong Trump supporter, is now at a rehabilitation center and will be fitted for a prosthetic leg in the coming month
Trump has never publicly acknowledged his illness, as Bailey’s family has asked the White House not to publicize his condition.