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Trump and Pence’s security details ‘frazzled’ for their safety after up to 25 caught COVID-19

They will take a bullet but will Secret Service agents take a bug for the president? Trump and Pence’s security details are ‘frazzled’ after up to 25 caught COVID-19 at Phoenix event and Tulsa rally

  • Both agents and their families have expressed fears as various White House officials have tested positive for COVID-19
  • Up to 25 Secret Service agents have tested positive for the virus from event in Phoenix and the rally in Tulsa
  • The Secret Service has to protect the president and the vice president, along with 39 members of their family and senior leaders of the administration  
  • Advance agents are required to do a lot of the similar activities that the CDC warns can increase chance of infection when they set up major events
  • Catherine Milhoan, the Secret Service communications director, said that the agency has been following CDC guidelines 

Secret Service Agents trying to avoid falling sick while protecting President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence at rallies and events across the country are ‘frazzled’, according to a report.

Both agents and their families have expressed these fears as various White House officials have tested positive for COVID-19, along with up to 25 Secret Service personnel.

The Secret Service has to protect the president and the vice president, along with 39 members of their family and senior leaders of the administration, the Washington Post reports.  

Both agents and their families have expressed these fears as various White House officials have tested positive for COVID-19 at various Trump administration events. Between six and fifteen advance agents and agents tested positive at the Tulsa rally

Eight to 10 agents tested positive for the virus while setting up a visit for Pence in Phoenix, Arizona, postponing the vice president’s visit by a day. 

It comes a few weeks after up to six advance agents came down with the virus at Trump’s rally in Oklahoma. Some sources claim that up to 15 actually tested positive, CNN reports.

Advance agents are required to do a lot of the similar activities that the CDC warns can increase chance of infection when they set up major events for the White House and Trump’s campaign.

They have to travel extensively, meet with strangers and spend many hours indoors coordinating security with other teams. 

Advance agents are required to do a lot of the similar activities that the CDC warns can increase chance of infection when they set up major events for the White House and Trump's campaign

Advance agents are required to do a lot of the similar activities that the CDC warns can increase chance of infection when they set up major events for the White House and Trump’s campaign

Catherine Milhoan, the Secret Service communications director, said that the agency has been following CDC guidelines. 

‘The health and safety of our workforce, their families, and that of our protectees remains the agency’s highest priority,’ she said. 

‘As a matter of practice, the Secret Service does not comment on the means and methods used to carry out our protective operations. The men and women of the Secret Service continue to meet operational mission requirements without fail.’

Following the Tulsa rally, a group of Secret Service agents arranged to be discreetly tested in the parking lot of a hospital. Doing so, allowed them to avoid questions about where they had possibly been exposed.

Dozens of agents who had been on the Tulsa trip had been instructed to self-quarantine at home for two weeks after returning from the trip.  



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