Trump campaign adviser Jason Miller said Sunday that he was not concerned about Vice President Pence continuing to publicly campaign after after President TrumpDonald TrumpRobert Gates says 'extreme polarization' is the greatest threat to US democracy Cassidy says he won't vote for Trump if he runs in 2024 Schiff says holding Bannon in criminal contempt 'a way of getting people's attention' MORE and several White House aides tested positive for the coronavirus this week.
“No concerns at all,” Miller said when asked by NBC’s Chuck ToddCharles (Chuck) David ToddArkansas governor backs employer vaccine mandates Paid family leave is 'not a vacation,' Buttigieg says Grisham thinks Trump will run in 2024 and have no 'guardrails' MORE on “Meet the Press” Sunday.
Miller also said the campaign would not seek to have remote presidential or vice presidential debates.
“No, we’re in a campaign, we have a month to go, we see Joe BidenJoe BidenManchin lays down demands for child tax credit: report Abrams targets Black churchgoers during campaign stops for McAuliffe in Virginia Pentagon, State Department square off on Afghanistan accountability MORE and [Sen.] Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisAbrams targets Black churchgoers during campaign stops for McAuliffe in Virginia Replace Kamala Harris with William Shatner to get kids excited about space exploration Republicans would need a promotion to be 'paper tigers' MORE [D-Calif.] out there campaigning, certainly they’re not asking for a remote debate,” Miller replied.
Miller also defended the president attending a fundraiser at his Bedminister, N.J., golf club on Thursday after learning top aide Hope HicksHope HicksWhite House orders release of Trump records to Jan. 6 committee Grisham calls Kushner 'Rasputin in a slim-fitting suit' The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - US prepares vaccine booster plan MORE had tested positive for the virus after traveling with him the previous evening.
“Anybody around the president is tested, not only tested for COVID with the rapid test but they also have their temperature checked. At any of these events folks are kept back from him by six feet, that’s the update from the fundraiser they had. So people aren’t getting that close to the president,” Miller said.
Todd pressed Miller on why the president had not quarantined for two weeks after contact with an infected person, in keeping with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Guidelines.
“I’ll let both White House operations and the White House medical unit speak to the exact particulars,” he said. “I’m never within six feet of the president even when I’m around him, so they take a lot of seriousness into these precautionary measures.”
TODAY: @chucktodd: "Can you explain why the president did not quarantine? ... Clearly that was against CDC guidelines"@JasonMillerinDC: "Keep in mind that anybody around the president is tested"— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) October 4, 2020
"So what you're saying is the White House does not follow CDC guidelines?" pic.twitter.com/5GfkiWucfn
Trump was taken to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Friday, after he announced early that morning that he and first lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpGOP leader's remarks on Fox underscore Trump's power White House orders release of Trump records to Jan. 6 committee Ex-Trump aide sues Grisham over abuse allegations MORE had tested positive for the virus.