National security adviser Robert O’Brien is the most senior member of the Trump administration to contract the virus [File: Joshua Roberts/Reuters]

United States national security adviser Robert O’Brien has become the highest-ranking official in President Donald Trump’s inner circle to test positive for the coronavirus.

Announcing the infection on Monday, the White House said in a statement there was no risk of exposure to Trump or Vice President Mike Pence.

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow told reporters on Monday morning that O’Brien’s daughter also has the virus, and that is how they think he was exposed.

“I spoke to him late last week,” Kudlow told reporters at the White House. “I wish him well, I hope he’s OK. Apparently, it’s a light case. I believe

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