Within the past few days, President Donald Trump, First Lady Melania Trump, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, and with a slew of other White House officials and prominent Republican lawmakers have all tested positive for the virus that's killed over 200 thousand Americans.
Trump was likely already infected but had yet to test positive at the recent presidential debate, to which 11 positive virus cases have been traced. Trump arrived late to the debate and bypassed the testing.
On Monday evening, Trump was discharged from Walter Reed Medical Center after receiving supplemental oxygen treatment and a cocktail of powerful drugs over the course of three days.
This all comes as the highly anticipated vice presidential debate between Vice President Mike Pence and Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) is still set for Wednesday, with added precautions.
One of these precautions is a plexiglass barrier, a proven effective measure for intercepting projectile droplets through which the virus is passed.
But despite the ubiquity of the virus in the White House, Vice President Mike Pence's team—normally vocal proponents of walls—is mocking Harris for agreeing to the plexiglass barrier.
Pence spokeswoman Katie Miller—who herself contracted the virus this past May—said:
"If Sen. Harris wants to use a fortress around herself, have at it."
While Pence has tested negative, the number of positive test results within the White House continues to grow. On Monday, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany tested positive, despite numerous negative test results since her exposure.
People were astounded at the Pence team's response.
But since Harris' selection as Democratic nominee Joe Biden's running mate, Democrats have been chomping at the bit to see her debate Mike Pence, whom they think the former prosecutor will eviscerate.
The vice presidential debate will be held Wednesday, October 7 at 9pm Eastern Time.