Top President Trump aide Stephen Miller tests positive

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(L-R) Assistant to the President and Director of Oval Office Operations Nicholas Luna, Assistant to the President and Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications Dan Scavino, Senior Advisor to the President of the United States Jared Kushner, Senior Advisor to the President Stephen Miller, and counselor to President Hope Hicks walk to Marine One to depart from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC on September 30, 2020. (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images)

WASHINGTON (NewsNation Now) — Stephen Miller, President Donald Trump’s senior adviser and speechwriter, tested positive for the coronavirus Tuesday.

A senior administration official told The Associated Press that Miller had previously tested negative as White House officials have tried to contain an outbreak on the complex that has infected President Trump, the first lady and more than a dozen other aides and associates.

“Over the last 5 days I have been working remotely and self-isolating, testing negative every day through yesterday. Today, I tested positive for COVID-19 and am in quarantine,” Miller told NewsNation.

Miller is an architect of the president’s “America First” foreign policy and immigration policy.

His wife, Katie Miller, who serves as communications director to Vice President Mike Pence, previously had the virus and tested negative after the last time she saw him. Katie Miller had been in Salt Lake City with Pence, where he is preparing to debate Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris, but she left as soon as she found out about her husband’s diagnosis.

This is a developing story.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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