Something happens and all of the sudden

Pence’s spokesperson, who is also Stephen Miller’s marriageperson, has tested positive for the virus.

Katie Miller, a spokesperson for Vice President Mike Pence, has tested positive for coronavirus, according to two people with knowledge of Miller’s diagnosis.

Miller’s positive diagnosis for Covid-19 puts the potential threat of the infection squarely into the president’s inner circle. Miller serves as the vice president’s top spokesperson, traveling with him frequently and attending meetings by his side. She is also married to another top White House aide and senior adviser, Stephen Miller, who writes the majority of Trump’s speeches and spends copious amounts of time around the president, Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump.

Do we dare to hope that the princess and prince will get it? And the secretary of racism?

I know it’s not admirable to hope that, but I do, all the same.

Trump offered words of wisdom:

“She’s a wonderful young woman, Katie, she tested very good for a long period of time,” President Donald Trump said on Friday during a meeting with congressional Republicans at the White House. “And then all of the sudden today she tested positive. She hasn’t come into contact with me. She’s spent some time with the vice president.”

Did he expect it to be gradual? First she sort of tests a little bit positive? Then a little more daily for a week or two?

“This is why the whole concept of tests aren’t necessarily great,” the president continued. “The tests are perfect, but something can happen between a test where it’s good and then something happens and all of the 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 is on an airplane, going to some far away 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, vice president, and he tested negative.”

He’s lost in the clouds. Mike has gone away…gone away to some far place…far far away, beyond the rainbow…on an airplane, or a bird, or something…he’s the vice president…Mike…far way…

The vice president’s trip to Iowa on Friday was delayed by more than an hour as six other Pence staffers who had been in contact with Miller were removed from Air Force Two.

Oh, Iowa. That’s not so far away. He seemed to be talking about Nepal or something.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends anyone who has been exposed to a person with the coronavirus should “stay home until 14 days after last exposure and maintain social distance (at least 6 feet) from others at all times.”

Well we know Trump isn’t going to let anyone do that.

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