The White House Says There’s No Plan if Trump or Pence Get Sick

Nowhere has proven to be immune to COVID-19, not even the White House. Multiple staffers who work on Pennsylvania Avenue have tested positive for the illness. The administration has assured the public that Donald Trump and Mike Pence are regularly tested, but there are questions about the testing machine’s accuracy.

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While it may seem unlikely that both the President and the Vice President could contract COVID-19, it’s certainly possible as both lawmakers have refused to wear masks. During Thursday’s press briefing, Kayleigh McEnany said that the administration doesn’t have a plan if both men fell ill.

The Press Secretary told reporters that Americans, “should be celebrating,” the men’s good health.

McEnany said of the men both becoming ill, “That’s not even something that we’re addressing. We’re keeping the president healthy. We’re keeping the vice president healthy, and, you know, they’re healthy at this moment and they’ll continue to be.”

The spokesperson continued, “The president’s healthy. The vice president’s healthy, and I think that’s something all reporters should be celebrating and the American people as well.”

Of course, if both men were incapacitated or even passed away, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi would be next in line. Trump imagined this possibility in a tweet, writing, “Then we must be very careful. Crazy Nancy would be a total disaster, and the USA will never be a Communist Country!”


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