In an event staged for broadcast US Evening News, the US president arrives from Walter Reed hospital back to the White House where, in live coverage and then a re-enactment for his camera crew, he presented the COVID-19 infection as an illness not too seriously disabling …
Via PolitiFact — bit.ly/33yynGr
- At least 17 of the President’s aides or allies have contracted the virus.
- Entire suites of offices sit vacant as Trump’s aides work to isolate him in the residence and out of the White House West Wing.
- An absence of robust testing and contact tracing efforts causes continued ripples of concern…
- “One thing that’s for certain: Don’t let it dominate you,” the president said of COVID-19 as he returned to the White House. “Don’t be afraid of it. You’re going to beat it.”
- ‘It’s insane’: White House staffers are mad about Trump’s diagnosis and terrified now that he’s back from the hospital while still infected, reports say.
Tuesday / October 6 / 1:10 ET
Senior Pentagon leadership quarantining after exposure to coronavirus
Top Military Leaders ‘Working from Home’
Top US general, Gen. Mark Milley, and several members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff are quarantining
The COVID-19 virus is spreading and impacting the Pentagon and military’s top chain of command.
The Chief of Staff of the US Air Force, Charles Brown… the Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Michael Gilday… and the Chief of Space Operations, Gen. John Raymond, are now all working from home, according to officials.
The top US general, Gen. Mark Milley, and several members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff are quarantining after a top Coast Guard official tested positive for coronavirus.
The Vice Commandant of the US Coast Guard, Adm. Charles Ray, tested positive on Monday.
U.S. Cyber Command, Gen. Paul Nakasone, is now under quarantine.
“There’s no change to the readiness or capability of our armed forces,” said Jonathan Hoffman, assistant to the secretary of defense for public affairs. “Our national command and control structure is in no way affected by this announcement.”