Many in the mainstream media who spent hours of airtime shaming President Donald Trump and his closest advisers for contracting Covid-19 and not wearing masks will now have another opportunity to continue the unfair politicization of the pandemic.
According to Breitbart, Vice President Mike Pence’s Chief of Staff, Marc Short, has contracted COVID-19. The vice president’s office confirmed the diagnosis on Saturday.
“Today, Marc Short, Chief of Staff to the Vice President, tested positive for COVID-19, began quarantine and assisting in the contact tracing process,” a statement read. Luckily, the White House confirmed that both Pence and his wife, Second Lady Karen Pence, tested negative for the virus.
Since the announcement of Short’s positive diagnosis on Saturday evening, at least four other staffers or individuals in Pence’s circle have reportedly been diagnosed with COVID-19 as well.
Not surprisingly, CNN was quick to pounce on the situation, raising alarm bells that Short’s diagnosis was just one of several Pence-affiliated advisers or staffers who’ve tested positive in recent days. Pence adviser Marty Obst was one of the notable Pence associates who tested positive over the weekend.
White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows was essentially interrogated by the fear-mongering reporters at CNN on Sunday, as they peppered him with questions about the number of people in Pence’s orbit who’ve tested positive, raising concerns that Pence himself was at great risk.
Meadows gracefully shut down the line of questioning, saying “Sharing personal information is not something that we should do.”
Pence, who is still the head of President Donald Trump’s Coronavirus Task Force, has a number of rallies in the coming days for which he’s still scheduled to attend. As expected, Pence will be vigorously tested for the virus before the rallies, which include stops in battleground states like North Carolina, South Carolina and Minnesota.
As evidenced by Trump’s remarkably fast recovery, which was due in part to a number of promising and effective new Coronavirus treatments, it’s probably safe to assume that Short and other Pence staffers who tested positive will emerge fully recovered and victorious over the virus in short order.