Earlier today a number of media outlets published a story alleging Vice President Mike Pence shook hands with a young man who had been exposed to coronavirus through his mother. The story was shared by multiple reporters in the White House Press Corps.
A student whose classmates met with and touched VP Pence is now quarantined.— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) March 3, 2020
On Friday, cadets at Sarasota Military Academy shook hands with Pence, who was visiting Sarasota for fundraiser. One cadet’s mom had been in contact with a coronavirus patient. https://t.co/QlizWkaybt
But according to Pence press secretary Katie Miller, the Vice President never met the kid.
Meanwhile, Pence continues to oversee the Trump administration's response to the coronavirus and gave an update to reporters at the White House Monday.
Experts agree that the risk to the American people remains low—but we're coordinating the efforts of federal, state, and local governments and private industry to prepare for anything. pic.twitter.com/8iFNjQNnxU— The White House (@WhiteHouse) March 3, 2020
The White House Coronavirus Task Force has been working every single day to ensure the health, safety & well-being of the American people. Today, we made good progress in combatting the spread of the Coronavirus and added key members, @SeemaCMS and @SecWilkie, to the Task Force. pic.twitter.com/GiTtPCLmoC— Mike Pence (@Mike_Pence) March 2, 2020