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Stephen Miller, a top aide to President Trump, tests positive for coronavirus

White House senior advisor Stephen Miller in 2019.
Senior advisor Stephen Miller is the latest White House official to be diagnosed with the coronavirus.
(Evan Vucci / Associated Press)

Stephen Miller, President Trump’s senior advisor and speechwriter, tested positive for the coronavirus Tuesday.

A senior administration official said Miller had previously tested negative as White House officials have tried to contain an outbreak on the complex that has infected Trump, the first lady and more than a dozen other aides and associates.

Trump campaign operatives have claimed victory over the coronavirus for months. Now that the president has COVID-19, how do they reboot?

Miller is an architect of the president’s “America first” foreign policy and restrictive immigration measures.

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His wife, Katie Miller, who serves as communications director to Vice President Mike Pence, previously had the virus and tested negative after the last time she saw him. Katie Miller had been in Salt Lake City with Pence, where he is preparing to debate Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris, but she left as soon as she found out about her husband’s diagnosis.


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