WASHINGTON — HUD Secretary Dr. Ben Carson has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a new report Monday, becoming the latest member of the Trump administration to contract the respiratory disease.
The one-time GOP presidential candidate and brain surgeon tested positive for the coronavirus on Monday morning, according to Politico reporter Katy O’Donnell.
A third wave of cases has broken out in the West Wing with chief of staff Mark Meadows and multiple White House aides testing positive in the days following Election Day.
Trump campaign aide Nick Trainer also has coronavirus.
The outbreak spells more bad news for President Trump who is vowing to fight the outcome of the presidential election, which was called for Joe Biden on Saturday.
The West Wing has seen dozens of coronavirus infections, including the president, the first lady, their son Barron, press secretary Kayleigh McEnany, senior counselor Hope Hicks and Trump campaign manager Bill Stepien.