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Chairman of the Joint Chiefs and Top Pentagon Officials Now in Quarantine After Coronavirus Exposure: Report



Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley, the highest ranking member of the U.S. Military, is now in quarantine, as are several members of the Joint Chiefs, after a top Coast Guard official tested positive for coronavirus. Gen. Milley reports directly to President Donald Trump.

Gen. Milley is quarantining at home, as are the Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force, Charles Brown, the Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Michael Gilday, and the Chief of Space Operations, Gen. John Raymond, CNN reports.

“On Monday, the Vice Commandant of the Coast Guard, Admiral Charles Ray, tested positive for COVID-19,” the U.S. Coast Guard said in a statement, according to CNN. “He was tested the same day, after feeling mild symptoms over the weekend.”

“The Coast Guard is following established policies for COVID, per CDC guidelines, to include quarantine and contact tracing,” the statement adds. “According to CDC guidelines, any Coast Guard personnel that were in close contact will also quarantine. In accordance with established Coast Guard COVID policies, Admiral Ray will be quarantining from home.”

Other members of President Trump’s team, including Vice President Mike Pence, are not following CDC guidelines on quarantining.

General Milley, who was with Trump after Attorney General Bill Barr ordered a park tear gassed of protestors for a photo-op, later apologized for his participation.

Related: Two More Trump Military Aides Test Positive for Coronavirus

Image: U.S. Army Reserve photo by Master Sgt. Michel Sauret via Wikimedia

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President’s Physician Releases Update on Trump’s Health That Is Remarkably Devoid of Details



Physician to the President Sean Conley on Tuesday afternoon released a memo updating the American people on President Donald Trump’s health status, and it’s remarkably devoid of details.

“Today he reports no symptoms,” Dr. Conley, already under fire for appearing to be more politician than practitioner, writes. “Vital signs and physical exam remain stable, with an ambulatory oxygen saturation level of 95-97%. Overall he continues to do extremely well, I will provide updates as we know more.”

Multiple reporters, including Bloomberg’s Josh Wingrove, noted Conley’s memo “offers fewer specifics than yesterday.”

There are far more details Dr. Conley should have provided.

First of all, Trump “reports no symptoms” is different than he has no symptoms, or that Dr. Conley observed no symptoms. Does the President have a fever? How is his breathing? Many noted Trump appeared short of breath Monday night after arriving at the White House.

Conley reportedly has refused to say what he found on Trump’s lung x-rays.

And has Trump’s medical regime changed? Why no mention if he is still being given Dexamethasone, a powerful corticosteroid?

This attorney offers a thorough review:


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Two More Trump Military Aides Test Positive for Coronavirus



Another military valet who comes in close regular contact with President Donald Trump has tested positive for the coronavirus.

NBC News’ Peter Alexander reports:

And Bloomberg News’ Jennifer Jacobs, who broke the news that top Trump aide Hope Hicks has COVID-19, reports a second Trump military aide has also just tested positive:

The military valet is Trump’s second valet and third military aide to test positive. Back in May a Navy valet to the President tested positive, and Trump reportedly “became ‘lava level mad’ at his staff.”

At least 17 people closely linked to President Trump have tested positive for coronavirus in the past week.

This article has been updated to include the news of the Coast Guard aide who tested positive.

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