Late on Friday night, multiple news outlets reported White House chief of staff Mark Meadows tested positive for COVID-19.
Meadows was in close contact with White House advisor Jared Kushner.
“Campaign officials, along with White House senior adviser Jared Kushner and chief of staff Mark Meadows, huddled at the campaign’s Virginia headquarters Wednesday afternoon plotting strategy and legal battles ahead,” NBC News reported on Wednesday.
Olivia Nuzzi of New York Magazine reported that Meadows was not wearing a mask while huddled with Kushner the night before.
NEW: I’m told that Mark Meadows, who rarely wears a face mask, was not wearing a face mask in the White House Residence on Election Night.
— Olivia Nuzzi (@Olivianuzzi) November 7, 2020
Jennifer Jacobs, of Bloomberg News, originally broke the news Meadows tested positive. She is now reporting there are “at least four other White House aides” who have coronavirus — and they tried to keep it from the American people.
NEWS: Along with Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows, at least FOUR other White House aides currently have coronavirus, per sources.
Pains were taken to keep Meadows’ illness a secret, I’m told. And people around him who knew were told to keep quiet.
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) November 7, 2020
The number of five cases in total was confirmed by The Wall Street Journal.
— Rebecca Ballhaus (@rebeccaballhaus) November 7, 2020
Power-hungry Republicans do not fear Trump — it’s worse than that
There’s a presumption at work among members of the Washington press corps that needs rethinking. That presumption is this: the Republicans, especially those in the Senate, fear the wrath of voters who have balled up their identities with the rise and fall of Donald Trump. For this reason, all the Republicans, with rare exception, stand in silence while the president prosecutes what must be called an attempted coup d’etat.
White woman caught stealing anti-Trump sign lectures Black man for ‘disrespecting the current president’
A white woman was caught on video admitting that she stole a sign because it was "disrespecting" President Donald Trump.
The incident was said to have occurred near Tampa, Florida. Video of the confrontation, which was said to have occurred on Election Day, was shared on social media.
The video begins as a Black man confronts the white woman, who has covered her license plate to prevent from being caught.
"Please let me go," the woman says. "Sir, I'm really sorry."
"You're sorry for what?" the man asks.
After the woman seemingly admits that she had taken the sign, the man asks her to "put it back."
White House staffers are avoiding the Oval Office ‘for fear of crossing’ a ‘temperamental’ Trump: report
As President-elect Joe Biden announces more picks for his incoming administration, it is quite obvious that the former vice president will have a very different governing style from President Donald Trump. The Biden/Trump contrasts are the focus of an Associate Press article published on November 21 — and according to AP reporters Jill Colvin, Steve Peoples and Jonathan Lemire, White House staffers are terrified of offending or upsetting Trump during this lame-duck period.