Angry lefties are taking to social media to express their glee over the news that Stephen Miller, a senior aide to President Trump widely seen as the architect of his immigration policy (known to liberals as "kids in cages"), has become the latest White House staffer to test positive with COVID-19.
By our count, that makes him the 33rd person infected in the White House outbreak by our count, which includes 11 staffers who tested positive after the debate in Cleveland. According to NBC News, the number stands at 23.
Another VERY big shoe drops in @WhiteHouse -- key #Trump advisor and architect of anti-immigration policies Steve Miller has #COVID19 .— Laurie Garrett (@Laurie_Garrett) October 6, 2020
Also, a Joint-Chiefs-of-Staff aide USCG Admiral got infected in WH Trump mtg last week: Now entire joint chiefs meet virtually.
The applause from the left rolled in on Twitter.
With Stephen Miller infected, coronavirus has done more to fight white supremacy than our own President.— Devin Duke (@sirDukeDevin) October 6, 2020
I’m hearing that Stephen Miller tested positive for Covid, which doesn’t add up... don’t you need to have blood in your body to get infected?— Kole Rossuary (@koleross) October 6, 2020
Alarming to hear that the coronavirus has been infected with Stephen Miller. Truly, no-one is safe.— Michael Marshall Smith (@ememess) October 6, 2020
Roxane Gay cheered news of Miller's infection, claiming it as another example of the power of "Libra Season".
LIBRA SEASON! RECOGNIZE OUR POWER.— roxane gay (@rgay) October 6, 2020
I am thrilled to know Stephen Miller has COVID. He is evil. I hope he doesn’t infect any non-evil people. pic.twitter.com/9vHg3KorA0— roxane gay (@rgay) October 6, 2020
Miller has released a statement to the press: "I have been working remotely and self-isolating, testing negative every day through yesterday. Today, I tested positive for COVID-19 and am in quarantine." His plans regarding the length of his quarantine aren't clear. According to the New York Daily News, it was "not immediately clear" whether Miller attended the Sept. 26 ceremony announcing Judge Amy Coney Barrett's nomination.
Miller has been working from home since Friday.
It also appears that the military aide who tested positive - reported earlier today - is among those responsible for carrying the "football" that contains launch codes for nuclear weapons has also tested positive, a person familiar with the matter said.