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Pence 'Maintaining Distance for the Immediate Future' From Trump

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Vice President Mike Pence (Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

By    |   Tuesday, 12 May 2020 10:21 AM EDT

Vice President Mike Pence has decided to distance himself physically from President Donald Trump after his press secretary tested positive for the coronavirus, CNN reports.

A senior administration official told the network that Pence is "maintaining distance for the immediate future" from Trump. The vice president’s press secretary, Katie Miller, tested positive for the virus last Friday.

Although Pence will avoid coming in contact with Trump, CNN reports that he continued to visit the White House, going against guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that state that anyone who’s had “close contact,” which is defined as being within six feet of someone for a prolonged length of time, with an infected person should stay home for at least 14 days.

According to ABC News, Pence spent all of the day on Monday at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, where his ceremonial office and most of his staff’s offices are located. An unnamed senior administration official told the news network that Pence followed the guidelines in place for critical infrastructure workers as much as possible, and that he wore a mask while inside the building.

Theodore Bunker

Theodore Bunker, a Newsmax writer, has more than a decade covering news, media, and politics.

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Vice President Mike Pence has decided to distance himself physically from President Donald Trump after his press secretary tested positive for the coronavirus, CNN reports. A senior administration official told the network that Pence is "maintaining distance for the...
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2020-21-12
Tuesday, 12 May 2020 10:21 AM
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