Instead, his management has left many inside the White House frustrated, including, at times, Trump himself, according to interviews with 10 current and former senior administration officials and Trump advisers. Numerous White House aides said they feel Meadow has failed to keep hundreds of aides safe, not communicating much about new positive diagnoses within the complex, or signaling what, if any, safety protocols were being adopted during a frightening seven-day stretch that saw the virus race around the administration. The lack of information has bred distrust and low staff morale in a White House already known for infighting…

“The president is the president — you go to work there knowing what he is like,” said one former senior administration official. “But if I was a mid-level staffer there I’d be pretty pissed off at Meadows and these guys. It blows my mind, maybe they didn’t give a shit about anything.”…

A handful of advisers argued Meadows should be fired for offering contradictory and alarming information about the president’s health. A White House aide defended the actions, arguing Meadows’ comments were “misconstrued” and that he had been referring to the president’s condition on Friday, while the doctor was referencing Trump’s status on Saturday.