While speaking to the media Friday, President Trump identified a “press person” named Katie on Vice President Mike Pence’s team who tested positive for the coronavirus. She was identified by the administration as Katie Miller, wife of Trump senior adviser Stephen Miller.
- Can you bring us up to speed about the member of the vice president's staff who has now tested positive for coronavirus now, that second staffer--
DONALD TRUMP: Yeah.
- --in the West Wing?
DONALD TRUMP: Yeah. Well, I don't know much about it. Does anybody want to talk about it? It's-- she's a wonderful young woman. Katie, she tested very good for a long period of time, and then all of a sudden today she tested positive. She hasn't come into contact with me. She's spent some time with the vice president. It's, I believe, the press person, right? You would say press person. So she tested positive out of the blue.
This is why the whole concept of tests aren't necessarily great. The tests are perfect, but something could happen between a test where it's good, and then something happens, and all of a sudden-- she was tested very recently and tested negative, and then today I guess for some reason she tested positive.
So Mike knows about it, and Mike has done what he has to do. I think he's on an airplane going to some faraway place, but you'll be able to ask him later on. But they've taken all of the necessary precautions.
I understand Mike has been tested, the vice president, and he tested negative.