Trump's personal valet tests positive for coronavirus
By: By MYAH WARD and DANIEL LIPPMAN
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President Donald Trump said on Thursday that both he and Vice President Mike Pence tested negative for coronavirus after they were informed that a member of the U.S. military who works at the White House had tested positive.
Pence told reporters that he, the president and White House staffers who come into contact with Trump would now be tested every day. But the president cast doubt on the effectiveness of frequent testing.
The president told reporters in the Oval Office that he had “very little contact, personal contact” with the person, who a White House official told POLITICO was one of the president’s personal valets.
The president has two valets in the Oval Office and three in the residence, according to a former White House official. Valets who work in the Oval provide anything Trump requests, such as coffee, food or whatever else he might need during the day. The president can call this valet whenever he wants using a button, making frequent daily interaction common.