An aide to Vice President Mike Pence has tested positive for coronavirus, a senior administration official confirmed Friday to NBC News. This comes a day after news broke that President Donald Trump’s personal valet had also tested positive.
Pence was scheduled to travel to Des Moines, Iowa, Friday morning, but his departure from Andrews Air Force Base was delayed by nearly an hour as staff dealt with news of the diagnosis. Reporters traveling with Pence said several staffers disembarked from Air Force Two at the last minute, prior to takeoff.
BREAKING: Staffer for Vice President Mike Pence tests positive for coronavirushttps://t.co/NM7NOKX0fc
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Staffer for Vice President Mike Pence tests positive for coronavirus https://t.co/S2gzH3UVID
— CNBC (@CNBC) May 8, 2020