WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump's chief of staff Mark Meadows has been diagnosed with the coronavirus as the nation sets daily records for confirmed cases for the pandemic.
Two senior administration officials confirmed Friday that Meadows had tested positive for the virus, which has killed more than 236,000 Americans so far this year.
White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows waves as he walks back to the West Wing wearing a facemask following an interview with FOX News outside the White House on October 7, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images)
Meadows traveled with Trump in the run-up to Election Day and last appeared in public early Wednesday morning without a mask as Trump falsely declared victory in the vote count.
He had been one of the close aides around Trump when the president came down with the virus more than a month ago, but was tested daily and maintained his regular work schedule.
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