October 7, 2020, 06.11 PM
US President Donald Trump continues to downplay the Covid-19 virus even as he and his close aides tested positive. AP/Alex BrandonUS President Donald Trump continues to downplay the Covid-19 virus even as he and his close aides tested positive.

WASHINGTON, KOMPAS.com - US President Donald Trump continues to downplay the Covid-19 virus even as he and his close aides tested positive.

One of the US President’s closest advisers Stephen Miller tested positive for Covid-19 on Tuesday joining other White House staff.

Trump is said to be making progress in his recovery from the novel virus even tweeting his eagerness to return to the campaign trail.

The coronavirus outbreak has killed over 210,000 Americans and is quickly spreading into the upper echelons of the US government.

Read also: Trump Joins List of World Leaders Diagnosed with the Coronavirus

As Trump convalesced out of sight in the White House on Tuesday, the administration defended the protections it has put in place to protect the staff working there to treat and support him.

Trump again publicly downplayed the virus on Twitter after his return from a three-day hospitalization.

In one significant national coronavirus action, Trump declared there would be no action before the election on economic-stimulus legislation.

His announcement came not long after the Federal Reserve chairman said such help was essential for recovery with the nation reeling from the human and economic cost of the pandemic. Stocks fell on the White House news.

Read also: More Financial Relief for Americans with Trump’s Latest Executive Order

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