On Tuesday, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki announced that she had tested positive for COVID-19. According to an official WhiteHouse.gov announcement from her office, she was in meetings with President Joe Biden but he tested negative:
Today, in preparation for travel to Europe, I took a PCR test this morning. That test came back positive, which means I will be adhering to CDC guidance and no longer be traveling on the President’s trip to Europe.
I had two socially-distanced meetings with the President yesterday, and the President is not considered a close contact as defined by CDC guidance. I am sharing the news of my positive test today out of an abundance of transparency.
The President tested negative today via PCR test.
Thanks to the vaccine, I have only experienced mild symptoms. In alignment with White House COVID-19 protocols, I will work from home and plan to return to work in person at the conclusion of a five-day isolation period and a negative test.
As pointed out by Townhall’s Katie Pavlich, this “is the second time in five months she has tested positive.”
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki has tested positive for COVID-19 and has mild symptoms. She is vaccinated and boosted. This is the second time in five months she has tested positive. She will no longer travel with President Biden to Europe.
— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) March 22, 2022
Psaki was scheduled to go to Europe with the president and his team for talks with NATO countries regarding Russia’s continued military attack on Ukraine, but will now miss the trip due to her positive test.
NBC News reported that this is Psaki also “missed a fall trip to Italy and Scotland after members of her household tested positive for Covid, before she later tested positive.”
On Monday, The Daily Wire reported that despite Vice President Kamala Harris’ trip to Europe to try and secure world peace, Biden is “is finally getting into the game. The president has added a stop to Poland during his European trip this week to discuss the dire situation in Ukraine with NATO and European allies,” the New York Post reported:
“Biden will fly to Warsaw on Friday following his trip to Brussels where he is scheduled to meet with NATO allies, G7 leaders, and European Union leaders to discuss humanitarian efforts in Ukraine and economic sanctions on Russia, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said in a statement Sunday night,” the Post reported.
“He will meet with Polish President Andrzej Duda on Saturday to discuss how the US and its allies are ‘responding to the humanitarian and human rights crisis that Russia’s unjustified and unprovoked war on Ukraine has created,’” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said.
This is a developing story; please check back for updates.