As at least three additional staffers were revealed to have tested positive on Tuesday — including senior adviser Stephen Miller — President Trump remained in denial about the health and economic fallout.
The atmosphere inside the White House was described by one official as "chaotic," largely because many people were working remotely and the President was calling the shots.
What we know:
- More than a dozen members of Trump's circle have tested positive in recent days, including his wife, senior adviser, press secretary, campaign manager, former counselor, personal assistant, four press aides, three Republican senators and, over the weekend, a military aide with direct access to the President.
- Miller, Trump's immigration adviser and speechwriter, said he tested positive Tuesday and was entering isolation. He is one of several people who had helped Trump prepare for last week's presidential debate who have now tested positive, including former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.
- The top US general, Gen. Mark Milley, and several members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff were also quarantining after a top Coast Guard official tested positive for coronavirus, several US defense officials told CNN.
With the West Wing largely vacant because staffers keep testing positive, Trump was isolating in the White House residence, where temporary office facilities have been stood up adjacent to the building's basement medical suite.