On Thursday, US President Donald Trump said in the Oval Office that he had little contact with the man and would be tested daily going forward. A member of the U.S. military who world at the White House has tested positive for the virus after which Trump and Vice President Mike Pence were immediately tested for the virus and the result was negative.
During the meeting neither Trump nor Pence wore masks. The other members and workers of the White House are getting regular tests for the coronavirus. “No matter what you do, testing is not a perfect art. So we test once a week. Now we’re going to get tested once a day. But even when you test once a day somebody could, something happens where they get something,” Trump said.
“I’ve had very little contact with this gentleman. Know who he is, good person… Yeah it’s a little bit strange, but it’s one of those things,” he added.
“We were recently notified by the White House Medical Unit that a member of the United States Military, who works on the White House campus, has tested positive for coronavirus. The President and the Vice President have since tested negative for the virus and they remain in great health,” spokesman Hogan Gidley said in a statement.
Earlier, White House said in a statement anyone expected to be near Trump or Pence would undergo a COVID-19 test as a precaution. Trump has been criticized for his mixed messages during the pandemic. Two days ago, when he was visiting a mask factory in Arizona, he refused to wear a mask but said he would likely wear one there.