“This morning, the president is doing very well,” Conley told reporters outside of Walter Reed Medical Center, where the president is receiving antiviral therapy to combat Covid-19.
Conley added that all of the symptoms the president was previously feeling from the virus – fatigue, mild cough, nasal congestion – are all improving, however he said he remains “cautiously optimistic” as the “course of this illness” does not reveal itself until day seven through 10, which he described as “phase two” and the “inflammatory phase.”
Despite the president receiving “advanced therapy,” Conley said doctors do not yet know the course the virus will take with him as it has only been 72 hours.
— Team Trump (Text VOTE to 88022) (@TeamTrump) October 3, 2020
Asked multiple times whether Trump has needed supplemental oxygen, Conley would only say he has not needed it today, refusing to reference the night before, leaving many critics to draw conspiracy theories on social media, despite the doctor saying through a statement on Friday night that Trump has not needed supplemental oxygen.
So, Dr. Sean Conley has basically decided not to answer about 90% of the questions we deserve answered.
He won't say whether Trump has *ever* been on oxygen.
He won't say when his last negative test was.
He's said, "I'm not going to go into that" about 10 times.
— Holly Figueroa O'Reilly (@AynRandPaulRyan) October 3, 2020
The doctors just *cannot* Baghdad Bob their way through the president's active and ongoing hospitalization.
That smiling "He's not on oxygen right now" dance??
It's a *bad thing* for the US if the world knows reports on the president's condition can't be trusted.
— Rachel Maddow MSNBC (@maddow) October 3, 2020
All I can picture is that the second Dr. Sean Conley finished insisting Trump isn't on oxygen right now and walked away from the mic… they got Trump on oxygen.
— Randi Mayem Singer (@rmayemsinger) October 3, 2020
Trump, 74, revealed this week that he and his wife, Melania, tested positive for Covid-19. He was flown to Walter Reed on Friday evening after experiencing symptoms at the request of Dr. Conley. Multiple other politicians and White House officials have also revealed positive tests for the virus since then.
The president has been unusually silent on Twitter as he goes through his recovery process, but he did tweet on Friday night that it is “going well, I think!”
Going welI, I think! Thank you to all. LOVE!!!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 3, 2020
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