- White House staff are anxious at the risk of catching COVID-19, especially now a still-infectious President Donald Trump has returned, multiple reports state.
- One source told Axios: “It’s insane that he would return to the White House and jeopardize his staff’s health when we are still learning of new cases among senior staff.”
- And a White House staff member told The Atlantic that he is now “just waiting and worried for my friends and their families.”
- Staffing has been reduced and Trump will not be in the West Wing, CNN reported. But staff members are testing positive, and proper contact tracing hasn’t started.
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White House staff are scared now that President Donald Trump has returned from hospital while still infected with the coronavirus, according to multiple reports.
One White House source told Axios: “It’s insane that he would return to the White House and jeopardize his staff’s health when we are still learning of new cases among senior staff. This place is a cesspool.”
The outlet reported that the source was “reflecting widespread dismay” among officials in Trump’s administration.
The source added: “He was so concerned with preventing embarrassing stories that he exposed thousands of his own staff and supporters to a deadly virus. He has kept us in the dark, and now our spouses and kids have to pay the price. It’s just selfish.”
CNN also reported that multiple aides are worried that they were unnecessarily put at risk over the last week.
Trump returned to the White House on Monday after spending three nights at the Walter Reed Medical Center.
While there he was given supplemental oxygen, an experimental antibody cocktail, and a steroid that is typically only used for severe cases