VP Mike Pence Reportedly Self Isolates, Then Re-Emerges to Deny After His Press Secretary Tests Positive
Bloomberg is reporting that Mike Pence has put himself in isolation away from the White House. The news comes just a couple of days after Pence’s Press Secretary Katie Miller. Miller is the second Pence staffer to test positive. The first tested positive back in March. Miller’s infection is putting Donald Trump in a precarious position. Miller has brought the virus close to home. President Trump’s valet tested positive recently, as well. This makes the first infection within Trump’s personal circle.
BREAKING: Official: Vice President Mike Pence 'self isolating' after aide tests positive for virus. https://t.co/ztV2e22fTN
— The Associated Press (@AP) May 10, 2020
Making things more interesting is the fact that Pence heads the coronavirus task force. Pence was noticeably missing from a White House meeting on Saturday, furthering the speculation that he was self isolating. Pence is famous for not wearing a mask when out in public and recently held a meeting with food industry executives where he asked them to remove their masks. Now that someone very close to him has become infected it seems that the Vice President may be taking the virus more seriously.
That may be jumping to conclusions since a mere hour after Bloomberg’s reporting Mike Pence came out to deny that he is self isolating. According to the Daily Beast Mike Pence’s office sent out a statement that refutes the claim that Pence is isolating. The statement says, “Vice President Pence will continue to follow the advice of the White House Medical Unit and is not in quarantine.” His office went on to say, “Additionally, Vice President Pence has tested negative every single day and plans to be at the White House tomorrow.”
It looks like the Vice President will be back on schedule tomorrow. With all the positive testing around Pence how long can he stave off disaster?