Jennifer Jacobs

Jennifer Jacobs


Sr. White House reporter for Bloomberg. Reporting what I know, not what I think. jjacobs68@bloomberg.net ?Iowa

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Trump and @FLOTUS  leave White House together. He’s going to MI, WI, NE. She’s off on separate trip to crucial Pennsylania.

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Asked about Nebraska stop today, Trump said wants to win 2nd District. “That's something that a lot of Republicans don't get and I'd like to get it.” (Obama narrowly won NE-2 in 2008; Trump edged Clinton there by 2 points in 2016.) And, he added: “We're right next to Iowa.”

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Trump last night acknowledged coronavirus cases are rising in “certain areas” of the Midwest, a rare admission during the final week of the presidential campaign. “They’ll be down within two weeks, they’re figuring,” he said. @Jordanfabian  @josh_wingrove 

“We’re getting more cases identified, but the cases are actually going up. And we know that, too, because hospitalizations are going up,” @HHS_ASH  Brett Giroir on @nbc  this morning on coronavirus surge.

VP Pence and the second lady are both negative, per his office. Pence last had contact with his chief of staff, who has coronavirus, on Friday, Oct. 23.

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Hours before the debate, a Trump camp email goes out: "I just finished debating Joe Biden."

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NEWS: The head of White House security office, Crede Bailey, is gravely ill with coronavirus and has been hospitalized since late September, I'm told. Security office handles credentialing for access to WH; works closely with Secret Service on security measures on the compound.

NEWS: One of the president's military aides, Coast Guard aide Jayna McCarron, has coronavirus, sources tell me. And so does one of the president's valets, who is also active duty military, and traveled with the president last week.

NEWS: One of Trump’s personal assistants has tested positive for coronavirus, sources tell me. Nick Luna, as bodyman, works in very close proximity to the president so it’s not surprising.

BREAKING: BARRON TRUMP had coronavirus.

Dr. Fauci would prefer a 14-day national shutdown of some sort to slow down coronavirus, and has made this point of view known in admin, he says on "Meet the Press." "I think we should really be overly aggressive and get criticized for over-reacting," Fauci told @chucktodd .

BREAKING scoop: Trump’s National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien has tested positive for the coronavirus, sources tell me.

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