White House security official reportedly seriously ill with COVID-19

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A White House security official is said to be “gravely ill” after contracting COVID-19 in September, Bloomberg reports.The publication identified the official as Crede Bailey, who heads the White House security office. He has reportedly been receiving hospital treatment since September.

The Hill has contacted the White House for comment.

According to Bloomberg, who cited four sources close to the official’s condition, Bailey fell ill before the Rose Garden event held on September 26, in which President TrumpDonald John Trump Five takeaways from Vice Presidential debate Harris accuses Trump of promoting voter suppression Pence targets Biden over Daesh hostages, brings family of executed aid worker into debate MORE appointed Justice Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.

Since this event, more than 10 participants – including the president, the first lady Melania TrumpMelania Trump’s White House security official reportedly taken seriously ill with COVID-19 campaign Biden to restart negative ads after Trump discharged from hospital Trump works from Oval Office six days after COVID-19 PLUS diagnosis and advise Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth Conway White House security official reportedly seriously ill with COVID-19 Internal memo links 34 coronavirus cases to White House: Poll report: Biden neck-to-neck with Trump in Florida, Arizona MORE – have tested positive for the disease. However, the White House is not contacting attendees looking for the event, according to a New York Times report, which cited an anonymous White House official for coverage earlier this week.

The Trump administration has come under increased scrutiny in recent days for its protocols to counter the spread of the coronavirus as the number of cases of White House personnel contracting the disease continues to rise.

Senior White House Advisor Stephen MillerStephen MillerWhite House security official reportedly gravely ill with COVID-19 Internal memo links 34 coronavirus cases to White House: report Trump’s illness does not exonerate him from liability MORE became one of the president’s last aides to test positive for COVID-19 this week. White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany also contracted the disease, in addition to several other members of the White House press service.

White House advisor Hope HicksHope Charlotte Hicks White House security official reportedly seriously ill with COVID-19 Internal memo links 34 coronavirus cases to White House: Poll report: Biden neck-to-neck with Trump in Florida, Arizona MORE COVID-19 was also confirmed to be positive on Thursday, shortly before it was discovered the president and the first lady had also been diagnosed with the disease.



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