Mere moments after President Trump’s personal physician Sean Conley claimed he was ‘doing well’, a White House source told Bloomberg News that President Trump’s vitals are ‘VERY CONCERNING‘ and the next 48 hours are ‘critical‘.
The White House is in a state of confusion over President Donald Trump’s condition as he fights for his life against the coronavirus.
After Trump’s personal physician Sean Conley said President Trump is doing ‘very well’ and has been working and walking in his hospital suite, during a Saturday morning news conference outside Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.
‘This morning, the president is doing very well. The team and I are extremely happy with the progress the president has made. He’s been fever free for 24 hours and we are cautiously optimistic,’
#UPDATE: President Trump’s physician Dr. Sean Conley: "This morning the president is doing very well…at this time the team and I are extremely happy with the progress the president has made."
— Emily Finn (@EmilyRoseFinn) October 3, 2020
Next 48 Hours Critical For President Trump
According to a White House source who spoke to Bloomberg Business pooler Cheryl Bolen immediately after the briefing ended. Conley’s depiction was far more optimistic than one put forward by a White House source familiar with the president’s health who said:
‘The president’s vitals over the last 24 hours were very concerning and the next 48 hours will be critical in terms of his care. We’re still not on a clear path to a full recovery,’ the source told Bolen, who passed that information along to the press pool.
The briefing also raised more questions than answers as Conley declined to say what was the President’s temperature, if and when he had a fever, and also whether he was on oxygen.
A source, believed to be Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, told a pool of reporters that Trump’s road to recovery is not ‘clear’. Multiple sources said that Trump was administered oxygen while at the White House on Friday before Marine One flew the President to Walter Reed.
Trump is currently undergoing a range of treatments including a polyclonal antibody cocktail made by Regeneron that is not available to the public, remdesivir – an ebola drug that has already been shown to work against the virus – and vitamin D. He is also taking zinc, vitamin D, famotidine (the generic name for Pepcid AC), melatonin and daily aspirin.
The president took to Twitter shortly after the briefing ended, writing: ‘Doctors, Nurses and ALL at the GREAT Walter Reed Medical Center, and others from likewise incredible institutions who have joined them, are AMAZING!!!Tremendous progress has been made over the last 6 months in fighting this PLAGUE. With their help, I am feeling well!’
Doctors, Nurses and ALL at the GREAT Walter Reed Medical Center, and others from likewise incredible institutions who have joined them, are AMAZING!!!Tremendous progress has been made over the last 6 months in fighting this PLAGUE. With their help, I am feeling well!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 3, 2020