President Trump’s campaign manager, Brad Parscale, is self-isolating after the president’s rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, a campaign spokesman told the Daily Beast.
He is one of dozens of officials ordered to take the measure after two Secret Service agents tested positive for the coronavirus.
Trump had faced criticism for pressing ahead with the rally, despite spiking infection rates in Oklahoma.
Parscale is under pressure for the disastrous rally, where the president spoke to a mostly empty stadium after Parscale had boasted the event would be packed.
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President Donald Trump’s campaign manager, Brad Parscale, is “working from home” after Secret Service agents who attended last week’s campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, tested positive for the coronavirus.
Trump campaign spokesman Tim Murtaugh , in a conference call with reporters, confirmed to The Daily Beast that Parscale was among the officials working remotely, and would return to work only after being tested for COVID-19.
After saying that Parscale took a commercial flight to his home in Florida after the event, Murtaugh told the publication that all Trump staff who flew home from Tulsa had already tested negative.
Murtaugh said the isolation measures were a precaution.
Earlier in the week, CNN reported that two Secret Service agents who attended the rally had tested positive, and dozens of other agents had been ordered to self-quarantine.
The presence of officials carrying the disease at the rally has prompted an overhaul of screening measures, with agents now to be tested between 24 and 48 hours before any presidential trips, according to the report.
Officials who come into personal contact with the president are tested daily for the illness.
Trump had faced criticism for pressing ahead with the rally last Saturday despite increasing coronavirus infection rates in Oklahoma.
Parscale is under pressure following the disastrous event that had been billed as Trump’s big comeback. There were thousands of empty seats in the venue, which the campaign adviser had boasted would be packed.
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