Trump says "Katie," who he describes as a "press person" has tested positive for coronavirus. VP's office confirmed earlier today that one of their senior staffers has the virus. Pence's press secretary is Katie Miller.— Josh Dawsey (@jdawsey1) May 8, 2020
Katie Miller, a spokesperson for Pence and wife of Stephen Miller, has tested positive for coronavirus, according to two people with knowledge of Miller's diagnosis. Trump also said today that"Katie" has tested positive. https://t.co/uQb4pv8QdB— Natasha Bertrand (@NatashaBertrand) May 8, 2020
Miller's positive diagnosis for Covid-19 puts the potential threat of the infection squarely into the president’s inner circle. Miller serves as the vice president’s top spokesperson, traveling with him frequently and attending meetings by his side. She is also married to another top White House aide and senior adviser, Stephen Miller, who writes the majority of Trump’s speeches and spends copious amounts of time around the president, Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump.
Katie Miller’s positive diagnosis raises the risk that, through both her and her husband’s daily work, a large swath of the West Wing’s senior aides may also have been exposed to the novel coronavirus.