Robert O’Brien, President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, tested positive for Covid-19 after attending a family event and has been self-isolating at his home while working remotely, according to reports.
The 54-year-old Republican is the fourth national security adviser to serve in the White House under Mr Trump, and has held the position since 2019. His diagnosis was first reported by Bloomberg News’ White House reporter Jennifer Jacobs.
BREAKING: Trump’s National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien has tested positive for Covid-19 https://t.co/KN979gqM42
— Bloomberg (@business) July 27, 2020
NEWS: Robert O’Brien is the closest official to Trump to develop the coronavirus, sources tell me and @SalehaMohsin, as the pandemic continues to surge with infections and deaths on the rise in many U.S. states.https://t.co/0h8V0L3lmO
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) July 27, 2020