130+ Secret Service officers infected with coronavirus after working Trumpo’s rallies


Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

More than 130 Secret Service officers who help protect the White House and the president when he travels have recently been ordered to isolate or quarantine because they tested positive for the coronavirus or had close contact with infected co-workers, according to three people familiar with agency staffing.

The spread of the coronavirus — which has sidelined roughly 10 percent of the agency’s core security team — is believed to be partly linked to campaign rallies that President Trump held in the weeks before the Nov. 3 election, according to the people, who, like others interviewed for this report, spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe the situation.

In all, roughly 300 Secret Service officers and agents have had to isolate or quarantine since March because they were infected or exposed to infected colleagues, according to two people with knowledge of the figures.

Hail to the Killer-in-Chief!

3 thoughts on “130+ Secret Service officers infected with coronavirus after working Trumpo’s rallies

  1. Requiem says:

    “Tens of thousands of President Trump supporters gathered Saturday in Washington, D.C. — echoing claims of voter fraud and urging him not to concede to President-elect Joe Biden — and were rewarded by an appearance from Trump himself.
    The president and his motorcade drove past the supporters, some of them waving Trump flags and holding signs saying “Stop the Fraud” and “Best Prez Ever.” The crowd chanted “Four More Years!” as Trump gave a thumbs up.
    Trump hinted Friday on Twitter he may attend the rally, but his motorcade Saturday was headed to his Virginia golf course instead.” (Fox News 11/14/20) https://www.foxnews.com/politics/pro-trump-supporters-planning-million-maga-march-near-white-house
    On Twitter, the White House press secretary, Kayleigh McEnany, offered an exaggerated assessment of the event, called the “Million MAGA March,” claiming that a million supporters had turned out.
    Accounts on the ground suggested that estimate was wildly inflated.
    https://www.nytimes.com/live/2020/11/14/us/joe-biden-trump/trump-waves-to-supporters-as-thousands-rally-in-washington (scroll down for video “Trump waves to supporters as thousands rally in Washington.”)

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