'It's Just F*ck-Up After F*ck-up'-Trump's COVID Advisers at Their Breaking Point - 2020-10-03
The announcement that President Donald Trump, his wife, and a top White House aide contracted coronavirus threatened, on Friday, to bring unprecedented levels of tumult to the federal government.
But even as the president was rushed to the hospital at Walter Reed, for what the White House said would be days of observation, rest and testing, officials inside the administration said they didn't anticipate much of a shakeup in their approach to combating COVID. There would reportedly be no official revised mask policy, which remained encouraged but not required. The White House's COVID task force would not take on an enhanced role, after operating for months on fumes.
"It's business as usual," as White House official put it, even as the pandemic had come bursting through their front door.