Top Trump Aide Stephen Miller Tests Positive for COVID-19

October 6, 2020 Updated: October 6, 2020

Stephen Miller, a senior adviser to President Donald Trump, has tested positive for COVID-19.

“Over the last five days, I have been working remotely and self-isolating, testing negative every day through yesterday,” Miller confirmed in a statement to media outlets. “Today, I tested positive for COVID-19 and am in quarantine.”

Miller is one of the White House’s most conservative and influential voices in pushing moves that Trump has taken to curb illegal immigration.

Katie Miller, his wife, who is the communications director to Vice President Mike Pence, previously tested positive to COVID-19 in May. She tested negative early on Tuesday.

Stephen Miller, Katie Waldman
President Donald Trump’s White House Senior Adviser Stephen Miller(L) and Katie Waldman arrive for a State Dinner with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and President Donald Trump at the White House, in Washington on Sept. 20, 2019. (Patrick Semansky/AP Photo)

Recently, Katie Miller had been in Salt Lake City with Pence, where he is preparing to debate Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris on Wednesday night. Miller left as soon as she found out about her husband’s diagnosis.

Pence’s press secretary Devin O’Malley announced late Tuesday that the vice president tested negative for the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus in the afternoon.

Stephen Miller is the latest official among several Trump administration officials and associates to have tested positive for the CCP virus since Trump’s diagnosis last Friday, some of whom were noted to have attended the White House Rose Garden event to announce the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett on Sept. 26.

Those at the Rose Garden event include: Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel, Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah), Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), former White House adviser Kellyanne Conway, former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), the president of the University of Notre Dame, Rev. John Jenkins, and one unidentified journalist working at the White House.

Others present at the Sept. 26 event tested negative for the CCP virus on Friday, including Barrett and Attorney General William Barr.

White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, Senate Homeland Security Chairman Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), Trump campaign manager Bill Stepien, and Director of Oval Office operations Nick Luna, two unidentified White House communication aides, and two unidentified journalists working at the White House, have also tested positive for COVID-19 since Oct. 2.

President Trump arrived back at the White House on Monday after having spent a few days being treated at Walter Reed National Military Center. Among the treatment administered is a five-day course of the intravenous antiviral drug remdesivir, which was begun late Oct. 2. The president’s physician, Navy Cmdr. Sean Conley, said on Monday that Trump would not be fully “out of the woods” for another week.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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