Wednesday, 7 October 2020


With the exception of commanding officer of the Marine Corps, every other member of the US military branches that comprise the Joint Chiefs of Staff (Space Force included) who have the task of advising the president and the secretary of defence having been in close contact with one of the latest meeting’s attendees who tested positive for the coronavirus strain that causes COVID-19 and are in quarantine. Separate from the nomination ceremony for his handmaiden to the US Supreme Court of Justice, it appears that Trump himself is the disease vector.

Aside from anonymous domestics and ancillary staff who put their health and the heath of their families at risk daily in this toxic work environment, the running tally of those at the White House who have succumb to the infection sprints ahead of those rapid succession resignations and dismissals that qualified the administration and measured in Scaramuccis until by process of elimination, he had really scraped the bottom of the barrel for the very worst. Aside from Flotsam and Jetsam, here’s a list of staffers from his inner-circle who’ve been infected and are seemingly wearing it like a badge of pride, a sign of how much access they have to Trump: 

Stephen Miller, Hope Hicks, Kellyanne Conway and Bill Stepien—speech writer who maintained COVID-19 was a hoax as his grandmother was dying of it, close adviser who was one of the first to show symptoms, former counselor and campaign manager 

Jalen Drummond, Chad Gilmartin and Kayleigh McEnanny—deputy press secretary, press office staffer and deputy press secretary 

Admiral Charles Ray—vice commandant of the US Coast Guard who sent the Joint Chiefs of Staff into isolation 

John Jenkins—University of Notre Dame president who attended the nomination ceremony of the school’s aluma 

Ronna McDaniel—chair of the Republican National Committee 

Senators Thom Tillis, Mike Lee and Ron Johnson—members of the judiciary committee and head of Homeland Security 

Chris Christie—former New Jersey governor and campaign adviser 

Nicholas Luna and an unnamed valet—bag man for Trump and one of his drivers