MSNBC 16 Nov 2020

More Than 130 Secret Service Officers Isolating Due To Virus Outbreak


More than 130 U.S. Secret Service officers have been ordered to isolate after testing positive for Covid-19 or being exposed to an infected co-worker, according to reporting. Aired on 11/16/2020.

The Washington Post reports that more than 130 Secret Service members are either infected with coronavirus or under quarantine in the wake of President Trump's campaign travel. Carol Leonnig discusses her reporting on the story. Aired on 11/13/2020.
Jim Messina joins MSNBC's Craig Melvin to discuss the current motivation of the Republican Party to continue to acquiesce to President Trump, whether or not he has an interest in joining the Biden administration, and his reaction to the latest Washington Post reporting that "more than 130 Secret Service officers are said to be infected with Coronavirus or quarantining in the wake of the President's travels." Aired on 11/13/2020.
Washington Post reporter Carol Leonnig finds that 130 Secret Service officers "have either tested positive for COVID-19 or had to quarantine for 2 weeks" due to exposure.
Another wave of COVID-19 cases has hit the White House. More than 130 members of the Secret Service are either quarantined or infected with COVID-19, according to the Washington Post. The outbreak is being linked to the whirlwind of Trump rallies in the days leading up to the election. Trump has not yet responded, and judging by his Twitter feed, his mind is still on his election loss. New York Magazine reporter Olivia Nuzzi said her sources say Trump has accepted defeat in private.

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