Donald Trump’s doctors said Sunday he was given a steroid and put on oxygen as they treated him for COVID-19, but White House Physician Sean Conley said the president could be discharged from Walter Reed as early as Monday.
The president’s top doctor also explained during his briefing Sunday afternoon that there was some confusion over Trump’s condition because Chief of Staff Mark Meadow’s comments were misrepresented.
‘The Chief and I work side-by-side,’ Conley said of Meadows. ‘And I think his statement was misconstrued.’
‘What he meant was that 24 hours ago, when he and I were checking on the president, that there was that momentary episode of a high fever. And that temporary drop in the saturation, which prompted us to act expediently to move him up here,’ he said of the president’s swift movement from the White House to Walter Reed on Friday.
‘Fortunately that was a very transient, limited episode,’ he continued in a briefing with some press outside the hospital center. ‘A couple hours later he was back up, mild again. I’m not going to speculate what that limited episode was about so early in the course. But he’s doing well.
The new updates from president Trump’s medical team come as Trump’s campaign advisers Stephen Miller and Steve Cortes claimed Sunday the president is eager to get back to campaigning even after Conley said Saturday he is not yet ‘out of the woods.’
Miller, the campaign’s senior adviser, said he spoke to Trump recently and said the president told him ‘he’s going to defeat this virus… and our campaign is going to defeat this virus.’
‘Once he gets out of the hospital, he’s ready to get back to the campaign trail,’ Miller told
Jason Miller, Trump Campaign Senior Adviser, told NBC’s Chuck Todd during an interview on ‘Meet the Press‘ this morning. ‘He sounded pretty energetic.’