Trump said that coronavirus 'tests aren't necessarily great' after a top White House aide tested positive

Greg Evans
Saturday 09 May 2020 09:30
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A number of top aides within the Trump adminstration have tested positive for coronavirus as Covid-19 continues to cause problems within the White House.

Katie Miller, who is an aide to vice president Mike Pence as well as Ivanka Trump's personal assistant have tested positive for the illness, with the former testing negative just days before.

Miller is married to Stephen Miller, who is one of Donald Trump's key advisers, who also tested positive. In addition Stephen Hahn, the FDA commissioner has had to go into self-isolation after having contact with Miller.

Although the likes of Trump and Pence are now being tested for the virus it remains to be seen if Pence will also have to self-isolate after coming into contact with Miller.

Ivanka's aide had reportedly been teleworking and hadn't come into contact with the president's daughter for weeks.

In response to this news, Trump bizarrely lamented coronavirus tests, claiming that they aren't "necessarily great" because situations can change.

Speaking on Friday, the president said:

This is why the whole concept of tests aren’t necessarily great.

The tests are perfect but something can happen between a test where it’s good and then something happens.

Trump's unusual criticism of a test working has raised some eyebrows.

In the wake of these tests images have emerged of Miller talking to members of the press while not wearing a face mask, which is what the CDC and White House have advised members of the public to do during the pandemic.

At the time of writing, more than 1.3 million people have tested positive for coronavirus in the United States which has resulted in a reporeted 78,200 deaths, more than any other country in the world.

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