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Stephen Miller latest White House adviser to test positive for COVID-19

The president, first lady and more than a dozen aides in the White House have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in less than a week.

Stephen Miller, President Donald Trump’s senior adviser and speechwriter, tested positive for the coronavirus Tuesday.

A senior administration official said Miller had previously tested negative as White House officials have tried to contain an outbreak on the complex that has infected 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 said in a statement, according to CNN.

ABC News reports Miller attended Trump's debate prep session last week. Five other people -- Trump, Chris Christie, Kellyanne Conway, Hope Hicks and campaign manager Bill Stepien -- were also part of that gathering and have all tested positive.

Trump, Christie and Conway also attended the Supreme Court nomination announcement for Amy Coney Barrett on Sept. 26. Multiple people at that event have also tested positive.

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

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 breaking news story. Check back for updates.

Credit: AP
FILE - In a Sunday, June 30, 2019 file photo, White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller waits for the start of a meeting with President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in in Seoul. The Southern Poverty Law Center has published emails that it says show White House adviser Stephen Miller "promoted white nationalist literature and racist propaganda" to a conservative news site. The nonprofit's Hatewatch blog published excerpts Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019 of leaked emails Miller sent to Breitbart editors in 2015 and 2016. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)