WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, who has frequently appeared at public events without wearing a mask, has been diagnosed with COVID-19, a source familiar with the situation told Reuters on Friday.
Another top campaign aide, Nick Trainer, has also tested positive for the virus, according to the source.
Meadows, who was at a White House election night party attended by dozens of Trump loyalists, is the latest official within Trump’s close circle to have contracted COVID-19, which has killed more than 236,000 Americans.
He has contradicted the public statements of top health experts, even after an outbreak seized the White House in October.
Another friend of Trump’s, former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain, died of the coronavirus in July after attending one of Trump’s rallies.
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