National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien said that he, along with Gen. Mark Milley and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, will brief the President later this afternoon, adding that he spoke to White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows earlier this morning.
“I spoke to the chief of staff before coming to the White House this morning and he said the President is doing very well and not surprisingly wants to come back home,” O’Brien told reporters shortly after an interview on CBS. “He’s been watching TV, he’s been working and he wants to get back to doing the business of the American people. I’ll be briefing him this afternoon along with General Milley and Secretary Pompeo. We’re scheduled to give him a foreign policy and national security brief. We’ll be here at the White House — he’ll be at Walter Reed in a secure facility.”
O’Brien, who contracted coronavirus earlier this year, said that his last conversation with Trump was on Friday while O’Brien was in Geneva and speaking with his counterparts in the Russian government. He stressed that Trump “is firmly in control.”
O’Brien also thanked the Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris for their words
“I appreciate the fact that Vice President Biden came out with and said that he and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, were praying for the president and First Lady,” he said on CBS.