President Donald Trump is trying to brush past the coronavirus crisis, but it seems to edge even closer into his inner circle of advisers. On Saturday, news came that top members of the coronavirus task force will self-quarantine, after coming in contact with an individual who was found positive for the virus.
It shattered the President’s argument that America has largely defeated the pandemic, as he shifted his focus toward economic recovery that will be the highlight of his November reelection campaign.
The nation’s top infectious disease expert, CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield, FDA Commissioner Dr. Stephen Hahn, and Dr. Anthony Fauci are all entering either full or partial quarantine was a harsh reality check proving that the virus has now stepped inside the highest corridors of power. This problem was further heightened by the fact that Vice President Mike Pence’s press secretary and Trump’s personal valet both tested positive for coronavirus.
Trump appeared on Saturday for a brief photo op in the White House Cabinet Room, where he met with top military brass. Neither Trump nor the participants wore masks, even though the virus has clearly barged inside the West Wing.
The President looks rattled, who’s impatient to see the country reopen. Last weekend, Trump expressed concern that aides contracting coronavirus would undercut his message that the outbreak is waning, and states should begin reopening.
He expressed his frustration over the positive tests in the West Wing and has asked why his valets did not wear masks before this week, according to the person. He told people that he doesn’t want to be near anyone who hasn’t been tested and has bristled when coming into contact with some people at the White House.