(ThePatriotSource.Com)- A second staffer who works in Vice President Mike Pence’s office has tested positive for the Chinese coronavirus, according to a Friday report from NBC News.
The unnamed staffer is the latest person working for VP Pence to be diagnosed with the virus, after reports suggested an employee at the same office was infected in mid-March. Early reports suggested that the staffer has not ben in contact with Vice President Pence recently, meaning it is unlikely he has been put at risk.
NBC News journalist Hans Nichols said on television that the person wasn’t scheduled to travel with the vice president on Friday, or recently.
“The vice president had his flight delayed, though, and members of the pool that always travel with him did see some staff members and the vice president leave the plane and then the plane took off without them,” Nichols added. “What I am told, according to a senior administration official, is that the staffer who tested positive on the VP’s staff was not on the plane.”
On Thursday, a staffer who works in President Donald Trump’s office also reportedly tested positive for the Wuhan Virus. The White House confirmed the diagnosis, stating that the person who tested positive was a member of the United States Navy who served as a personal valet to the president. However, both President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence were tested for the virus on Thursday and both results came back negative.
Deputy White House Press Secretary Hogan Gidley confirmed the news, stating, “The President and the Vice President have since tested negative for the virus and they remain in great health.”
So there’s some good news!
Vice President Pence has also been in the news recently after late night TV host Jimmy Kimmel spread disinformation about his recent efforts to help a medical facility by delivering boxes of PPE. Pence was seen on camera delivering boxes of medical equipment to a rehabilitation facility.
The footage was edited by Kimmel’s team and made to appear as though the vice president was delivering empty boxes for the camera. After uproar online, Kimmel was forced to delete the tweet and apologize.
it would appear that @vp was joking about carrying empty boxes for a staged publicity stunt. The full video reveals that he was carrying full boxes for a staged publicity stunt. My apologies. I know how dearly this administration values truth. https://t.co/hI9cO4lxcX
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) May 8, 2020
Albeit, in a snark way.