With just 35 days left until it’s officially dissolved, Donald Trump’s cabinet is already falling to pieces. Attorney General Bill Barr just resigned and/or was fired. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in quarantine after having been exposed to coronavirus. And now Trump’s Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt has tested positive for coronavirus.
What’s more, the Washington Post is reporting that Bernhardt was preparing to attend a cabinet meeting with Trump on Wednesday, but sat it out after a last minute test result confirmed he was positive. In other words, if the test result had been faulty, which happens sometimes, he would have infected the entire Trump cabinet.
It’s not yet clear if David Bernhardt’s confirmed coronavirus case has anything to do with why Mike Pompeo is now quarantining for coronavirus. But Bernhardt did spend the past two days “in meetings with political appointees,” meaning he’s surely infected a lot of people in the Trump administration unless he was wearing a mask. This comes after Ben Carson was very ill with coronavirus last month but recovered.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report