President Donald Trump’s national security guide, Robert O’Brien, has tried positive for coronavirus, the White House has affirmed.
Mr O’Brien, 54, has been self-confining and telecommuting.
The assistant has mellow manifestations and there was no danger of presentation to Mr Trump or Vice-President Mike Pence, an announcement said.
Mr O’Brien is the most elevated positioning authority in Mr Trump’s organization known to have tried positive.
It isn’t clear when he and the president last met, yet one organization official said it had not been for “a few days”. The pair showed up together fourteen days prior out traveling to Miami.
The White House explanation read: “He has mellow manifestations and has been self-detaching and working from a protected area off site. There is no danger of presentation to the president or the VP. Crafted by the National Security Council proceeds with continuous.”
Some staff individuals disclosed to CNN they had just learned of the contamination on Monday from the media.
One source disclosed to Bloomberg that Mr O’Brien had been out of his office for a week and that the counsel had gotten the infection after a family occasion.
Anybody close to the president is tried routinely for Covid-19.
Various individuals in and around the organization have tried positive, including a military part who functions as a White House valet, Mr Pence’s press secretary Katie Miller, and a helicopter unit Marine.
Who is Robert O’Brien?
Prepared as an attorney, he has had a long strategic vocation working for the two Republicans and Democrats. He is accepted to be the most elevated positioning Mormon individual from the Trump organization.
He was picked to supplant John Bolton as national security counsel last September, after Mr Bolton left in the midst of a malicious aftermath with President Trump.
Mr O’Brien has comparable perspectives to Mr Trump on various issues, including analysis of the UN and restriction to the Iran atomic arrangement.
Mr O’Brien made a trip to Paris this month to talk about international strategy issues with European partners, and gave a discourse in Arizona in June contrasting Chinese President Xi Jinping and Soviet pioneer Joseph Stalin.
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