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White House physician says Trump oxygen level dropped twice

  • White House physician Sean Conley admitted at a Sunday press briefing that President Trump was given supplemental oxygen on Saturday, which he declined to acknowledge the day before.
  • “I was trying to reflect the upbeat attitude that the team, the president, over his course of illness, has had,” Conley said.
  • Conley’s statements would back up White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, who expressed concerns about Trump’s condition on Saturday.
  • Since Friday, Trump has received a second dose of the antiviral drug remdesivir, along with a dose of dexamethasone, to fight the coronavirus.
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White House physician Sean Conley admitted at a Sunday briefing that President Trump was given supplemental oxygen on Saturday, which he declined to acknowledge at yesterday’s briefing.

“I was trying to reflect the upbeat attitude that the team, the president, over his course of illness, has had,” he said. “I didn’t want to give any information that might steer the course of illness in another direction, and in doing so, came off as if we were trying to hide something, which wasn’t necessarily true. He is doing really well and…if everything continues to go well, we’re going to start discharge plans back to the White House.”

This revelation would support statements made by White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows the day before, on Saturday, regarding Trump’s condition as he battles the coronavirus.

Meadows said that Trump experienced a “very concerning” period on Friday when his blood oxygen level dropped and he developed a high fever, and faced a “critical” 48-hour period at the Walter Reed Military Medical Center, according to The Associated Press. He also said that Trump was “not on a clear path yet to a full recovery.”

At one point, Trump’s oxygen levels dropped to 93%, according