(NBC News) The White House has become a stark reminder of the need for coronavirus testing and social distancing.
Katie Miller, Vice President Pence’s press secretary, has tested positive for COVID-19. She is also the wife of Stephen Miller, a top aide to President Trump.
“She’s a wonderful young woman, Katie,” Trump said during a meeting with Republican lawmakers at the White House. “She tested very good for a long period of time, and then all of a sudden today she tested positive. She hasn’t come into contact with me, spent some time with the vice president. So she tested positive out of the blue.”
Miller’s diagnosis comes just one day after a personal valet to President Trump, a military staffer who serves the president his meals, also tested positive.
The White House says it is stepping up precautions to protect Mr. Trump.