Pastor Sick With COVID After WH Meeting With Trump

Johnson City’s ABC News affiliate reports:

The pastor of a local church who gained national attention for his support of local law enforcement is now battling COVID-19. When Pastor Perry Cleek’s church, Lighthouse Missionary Baptist in Jonesborough, donated $1,000 to every Jonesborough Department of Public Safety employee earlier this month, the story went viral.

That led the White House to invite Cleek to a roundtable on law enforcement. Then, about a week later, the pastor starting experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, July 21 to be exact.

“It started with a really severe cough that lasted two or three days but it’s mostly gone,” Cleek said. The pastor added that he was never close to the president while attending the roundtable event.

That’s Bill Barr to his right. Trump was across the room.