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Trump campaign adviser says he is not concerned about Pence continuing to campaign

Trump campaign adviser Jason Miller said Sunday that he was not concerned about Vice President Pence continuing to publicly campaign after after President Trump and several White House aides tested positive for the coronavirus this week.

“No concerns at all,” Miller said when asked by NBC’s Chuck Todd 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 Biden and [Sen.] Kamala Harris [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 Hicks 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.”

Trump was taken to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Friday, after he announced early that morning that he and first lady Melania Trump had tested positive for the virus.

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