National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien tests positive for coronavirus
Robert O’Brien, President Trump’s National Security Adviser, has reportedly contracted coronavirus and is self-isolating at home.
The White House official, who believes he was exposed at a family event, becomes the highest-ranking Trump official to test positive for the deadly virus, Bloomberg News reported.
It’s not known when O’Brien was last in physical proximity to Trump, who is tested often.
A previous outbreak at the White House was contained after Katie Miller, a spokeswoman to Vice President Mike Pence and the wife of Trump aide Stephen Miller, tested positive in May.
O’Brien was named NSA chief last year after John Bolton left amid multiple disputes with Trump. Before that, he served as special envoy for hostage affairs, and helped win the release of rapper A$AP Rocky from a Swedish jail.