WASHINGTON — David Bossie, a Trump advisor who was just put in charge of the campaign’s election legal battle just days ago, has been diagnosed with COVID-19, according to a new report Monday.
Trump’s re-election campaign on Friday tapped the veteran conservative operative to spearhead their post-election legal fight challenging the vote count in several states where Trump is narrowly trailing Joe Biden.
But on Monday, Bloomberg’s Jennifer Jacobs reported that the 55-year-old advisor had been diagnosed with the coronavirus on Sunday — the latest in a string of infections currently roiling the president’s inner circle.
Earlier Monday, the Department of Housing and Urban Development confirmed Secretary Dr. Ben Carson had tested positive just days after attending an Election Night event in the White House East Room.
His diagnosis followed that of chief of staff Mark Meadows, another attendee, as well as several other White House aides and Trump campaign aide Nick Trainer.
According to Jacobs, the president tapped Bossie to lead his legal fight when Meadows fell ill with the coronavirus.
Bossie, Trump’s deputy campaign manager in 2016, appeared maskless at a press conference in Arizona on Thursday where he blasted Fox News and the AP for calling the Grand Canyon State for Biden days before the race was called.
Dozens of coronavirus infections have roiled the White House this year, including the president, the first lady, their son, Barron, press secretary Kayleigh McEnany, senior counselor Hope Hicks and Trump campaign manager Bill Stepien.
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