UNNECESSARILY DEADLY DUTIES
‘Shame on You Donald Trump’: One in 10 on POTUS Secret Service Team Now Sidelined by Coronavirus
More than 130 agents of the U.S. Secret Service agents on President Donald Trump’s core protection team – one out of every ten – have been sidelined by the coronavirus, either after contracting the deadly virus or due to quarantining after possible exposure to co-workers.
“The spread of the coronavirus,” The Washington Post reports, “is believed to be partly linked to a series of campaign rallies that President Trump held in the weeks before the Nov. 3 election.”
Separate teams of 20 to several dozen agents were required for each stop on President Donald Trump’s extensive re-election campaign rally schedule, exposing Secret Service agents to greater risk of exposure.
Former First Daughter Chelsea Clinton, who was a Secret Service protectee for several years, blasted President Donald Trump and his family upon learning the news:
Shame on you, @realDonaldTrump and your family. You put those sworn to protect you at risk with your reckless, dangerous choices. Hope every Secret Service agent and their family members receive the same care you did if they get sick from #covid19. https://t.co/XJqDCzSRrK
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) November 13, 2020
But it not only the travel and the rallies that are cause for concern.
Some believe the spread among the ranks of Secret Service agents could be coming from the White House itself, where few wear masks and social distancing is not regularly observed.
In the most recent coronavirus cluster spread, at least 14 of President Donald Trump’s aides advisors in the past week have tested positive for COVID-19, The New York Times reports.
“They join at least 20 members of Mr. Trump’s administration, campaign and inner circle who have contracted the virus since late September, after an earlier outbreak among White House residence staff.”
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