WASHINGTON — More than 130 Secret Service agents assigned to protecting the White House or President Trump are isolating after they tested positive for the coronavirus or had contact with an infected colleague, according to a new report.
The outbreak has been linked to the slew of rallies that Trump did in the weeks before the Nov. 3 presidential election and has sidelined approximately 10 percent of the agency’s core security team, the Washington Post reported Friday.
It comes as the West Wing and Trump 2020 campaign also deal with growing clusters that have recently sidelined chief of staff Mark Meadows, HUD Secretary Ben Carson and senior campaign adviser Corey Lewandowski.
In a blow to the campaign, adviser David Bossie, who had only just been named as the head of the president’s legal battle, was also diagnosed with the respiratory bug.
According to the Washington Post report, another eight staffers at the Republican National Committee are also sick with