White House senior staffer Stephen Miller, President Trump’s chief speech writer and domestic policy adviser, tested positive for the coronavirus on Tuesday, according to reports.
Miller confirmed his COVID-19 diagnosis in a statement saying he had tested negative up until Monday while working remotely.
“Over the last five days I have been working remotely and self-isolating, testing negative every day through yesterday,” Miller told the newspaper. “Today, I tested positive for Covid-19 and am in quarantine.”
An integral part of Trump’s administration, Miller is the architect of the president’s “America First” foreign policy and restrictive immigration measures.
His wife, Katie Miller, a spokeswoman for Vice President Mike Pence, tested positive for the virus in May. After she recovered from the bug, she announced in a tweet that she was pregnant.
Stephen Miller is the latest White House staffer to catch the illness after Hope Hicks, another Trump aide, tested positive last week and then President Trump was diagnosed and hospitalized for three days with the bug.
Before Hicks’ diagnosis, Miller was seen in close contact with her and other Trump campaign staffers last week, Bloomberg had reported.
With Post wires