Trump’s Doctors Again Evasive On His True Condition

The New York Times reports:

President Trump’s medical team acknowledged delivering an overly rosy description of the president’s illness on Saturday.

“I didn’t want to give any information that might steer the course of illness in another direction, and in doing so, you know, it came off that we were trying to hide something, which wasn’t necessarily true,” Dr. Sean P. Conley, the White House physician, said in a briefing with reporters.

The doctors said that Mr. Trump had a “high fever” on Friday and a second incident yesterday where his oxygen levels dropped. They were not clear if he was administered oxygen again. Dr. Conley also said that the president had also been given the steroid dexamethasone on Saturday.

CBS News reports:

President Trump has “continued to improve” and respond to treatment for COVID-19 at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, his doctors said Sunday, suggesting he could return to the White House as early as Monday if he continues to make progress.

“If he continues to look and feel as well as he does today, our hope is that we can plan for a discharge as early as tomorrow to the White House where he can continue his treatment course,” said Dr. Brian Garibaldi of Johns Hopkins University, who is consulting the president’s medical treatment.

Dr. Sean Conley, the White House physician, said the president’s move to Walter Reed on Friday was prompted by Conley’s concern for the “rapid progression” of his symptoms from Thursday night into Friday morning, with a high fever and low oxygen levels.