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MSNBC 7 May 2020

U.S. Military Worker On White House Campus Tests Positive For Coronavirus

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A U.S. military member that serves on the White House campus who works close to President Trump has tested positive for coronavirus. The president and vice president have both been tested and are reported negative. NBC's Peter Alexander reports from the White House. Aired on 5/7/2020.


Actor, comedian and former CNN host D.L. Hughley announced he tested positive for coronavirus after collapsing on stage during a show in Nashville.
On testing positive for coronavirus, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms says, "This is startling for me because we've been so very careful, but certainly we are not immune. Again, this is just a lesson for everyone."
The president who repeatedly played down the coronavirus outbreak is now in quarantine at his home in Brazil after testing positive.
Jair Bolsonaro has cancelled his schedule for the next few days but insists he is still in good health.
He is one of nearly 1.7 million people infected in Brazil, the second-worst affected country in the world.

Al Jazeera's Lucia Newman reports.
President Donald Trump warned that protesters outside the White House Friday night could have been "greeted" with "vicious dogs" and "ominous weapons" if they had breached the fence, and praised the Secret Service for their response to the demonstrations.

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DENT IN THIS PILE, CRAIG. >> DASHA BURNS IN OATH THEMTHELL
>> DASHA BURNS IN OATH THEMTHELL YOU.
YOU. >>> NOW TO THE WHITE HOUSE.
>>> NOW TO THE WHITE HOUSE. PETER ALEXANDER, WHAT’S
PETER ALEXANDER, WHAT’S HAPPENED?
HAPPENED? >> A PERSON WHO APPEARS TO WORK
>> A PERSON WHO APPEARS TO WORK IN CLOSE CONTACT WITH THE
IN CLOSE CONTACT WITH THE PRESIDENT AT LEAST ON OCCASION
PRESIDENT AT LEAST ON OCCASION HAS NOW TESTED POSITIVE FOR
HAS NOW TESTED POSITIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS.
CORONAVIRUS. WE DON’T KNOW SPECIFICALLY WHO
WE DON’T KNOW SPECIFICALLY WHO THE INDIVIDUAL IS, BUT A WHITE
THE INDIVIDUAL IS, BUT A WHITE HOUSE OFFICIAL, THE DEPUTY --
HOUSE OFFICIAL, THE DEPUTY -- PRINCIPAL DEPUTY PRESS SECRETARY
PRINCIPAL DEPUTY PRESS SECRETARY PROVIDED THE FOLLOWING
PROVIDED THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT.
STATEMENT. WE WERE RECENTLY NOTIFIED BY THE
WE WERE RECENTLY NOTIFIED BY THE WHITE HOUSE MEDICAL DEPARTMENT
WHITE HOUSE MEDICAL DEPARTMENT THAT A MEMBER OF THE MILITARY
THAT A MEMBER OF THE MILITARY WHO WORKS ON THE WHITE HOUSE
WHO WORKS ON THE WHITE HOUSE CAMPUS HAS TESTED POSITIVE FOR
CAMPUS HAS TESTED POSITIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS.
CORONAVIRUS. THE PRESIDENT AND THE VICE
THE PRESIDENT AND THE VICE PRESIDENT HAVE SINCE TESTED
PRESIDENT HAVE SINCE TESTED NEGATIVE FOR THE VIRUS, AND THEY
NEGATIVE FOR THE VIRUS, AND THEY REMAIN IN GREAT HEALTH.
REMAIN IN GREAT HEALTH. AGAIN, THE REASON WE KNOW THIS
AGAIN, THE REASON WE KNOW THIS PERSON MUST HAVE SOME CONTACT
PERSON MUST HAVE SOME CONTACT WITH THE PRESIDENT IS BECAUSE AS
WITH THE PRESIDENT IS BECAUSE AS A FUNCTION OF LEARNING THIS
A FUNCTION OF LEARNING THIS NEWS, THE PRESIDENT WAS
NEWS, THE PRESIDENT WAS RETESTED.
RETESTED. OFTEN MEMBERS OF AN ELITE
OFTEN MEMBERS OF AN ELITE MILITARY UNIT DO SERVE AS WHAT
MILITARY UNIT DO SERVE AS WHAT THEY DESCRIBE AS VALETS,
THEY DESCRIBE AS VALETS, PERSONAL VALETS THAT WOULD WORK
PERSONAL VALETS THAT WOULD WORK IN THE WHITE HOUSE RESIDENCE.
IN THE WHITE HOUSE RESIDENCE. THERE’S SOME REPORTING TO THAT
THERE’S SOME REPORTING TO THAT AT THIS POINT.
AT THIS POINT. A WHITE HOUSE OFFICIAL WOULD NOT
A WHITE HOUSE OFFICIAL WOULD NOT TELL US SPECIFICALLY WHO THIS
TELL US SPECIFICALLY WHO THIS INDIVIDUAL WAS OR WHAT THEIR
INDIVIDUAL WAS OR WHAT THEIR SPECIFIC ROLE WAS.
SPECIFIC ROLE WAS. THE PRESIDENT, AS WE HAVE SEEN
THE PRESIDENT, AS WE HAVE SEEN IN RECENT DAYS, AS EVIDENCED BY
IN RECENT DAYS, AS EVIDENCED BY HIS RECENT TRIP TO ARIZONA
HIS RECENT TRIP TO ARIZONA DIDN’T WEAR A MASK DURING THAT
DIDN’T WEAR A MASK DURING THAT TRIP.
TRIP. HE SAID HE WAS TOLD BY OFFICIALS
HE SAID HE WAS TOLD BY OFFICIALS ON THE GROUND THAT HE WOULDN’T
ON THE GROUND THAT HE WOULDN’T NEED TO, THAT ANYBODY
NEED TO, THAT ANYBODY INTERACTING WITH HIM HAD TESTED
INTERACTING WITH HIM HAD TESTED NEGATIVE.
NEGATIVE. THAT’S BEEN THE PRIMARY PROCESS
THAT’S BEEN THE PRIMARY PROCESS THAT’S TAKEN PLACE.
THAT’S TAKEN PLACE. ANYBODY INTERACTING CLOSELY WITH
ANYBODY INTERACTING CLOSELY WITH THE PRESIDENT IS TESTED BEFORE
THE PRESIDENT IS TESTED BEFORE THEY ARE TO MEET WITH HIM.
THEY ARE TO MEET WITH HIM. I’M WHAT THEY CALL THE POOLER
I’M WHAT THEY CALL THE POOLER TODAY.
TODAY. I WILL GO INTO THE OVAL OFFICE
I WILL GO INTO THE OVAL OFFICE TO POSE QUESTIONS TO THE
TO POSE QUESTIONS TO THE PRESIDENT.
PRESIDENT. MEMBERS OF THE MEDIA ARE NOT

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