White House staff frustrated by lack of info on Trump's COVID-19 diagnosis

Why it matters: Some current and former White House officials have been privately complaining about the reckless attitude internally toward social distancing and mask wearing, feeling they are being put at risk unnecessarily every day when they show up to work.

The White House has still not adequately explained why Trump went to a donor event in New Jersey on Thursday after learning that one of his closest aides contracted the virus.

Even some top West Wing aides were left in the dark about the chain of events that started with Hope Hicks feeling symptoms and isolating on Air Force One on Wednesday, and culminated with the president’s 1 a.m. tweet that he had tested positive.

“There have been plenty of rumors, but a complete lack of information from the top,” a senior administration official said.

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