White Home doctor defends Trump’s return to White Home in weird, dodging press briefing


That appears an unforgivable sport to play, whether or not from a health care provider or not. Nevertheless it’s turning into increasingly evident that that is possible what is going on on right here.

Conley additionally refused to debate Trump’s lung situation, solely keen to acknowledge that exams had been completed. From this we will presume Trump certainly has the pneumonia seen in critical COVID-19 circumstances, and that there stays the opportunity of everlasting lung injury. (Conley and the assembled medical doctors had been fast to reveal take a look at outcomes favorable to Trump, so we will simply infer which take a look at outcomes weren’t favorable.) Conley additionally refused to debate Trump’s continued use of the highly effective and mood-altering steroid dexamethasone. At one level, Conley weirdly refused to reply a query, citing HIPPA, “for his personal security and well being and causes.” What does that even imply?

Whereas Trump himself claims, whereas on a mood-altering substance, to really feel higher then he did “20 years in the past,” we all know from the tons of of hundreds of worldwide COVID-19 deaths that the illness may be unpredictable, escalating quickly even after sufferers imagine they’re recovering. Conley assured the press that the White Home medical crew can be watching Trump’s situation intently, and acknowledged that (in response to the White Home timeline) Trump was not but by way of the 7 to 10 day interval when signs might grow to be essentially the most dire.

All of it appears as weird and baffling as all the pieces else throughout Workforce Trump’s tenure. We will not inform in the event that they’re mendacity about deliberately exposing individuals to an epidemic. We will not inform in the event that they’re assured Trump’s personal sickness is beneath management, or if Trump’s raging narcissism is overriding medical doctors’ recommendation, or if Conley pressured Walter Reed medical doctors to pump Trump filled with a number of experimental therapies in a throw-everything-and-see-what-sticks method. The situation of the present president of the USA stays a thriller.

We do know Trump might need a sudden relapse, and that the White Home should be ready for that risk. And we all know that the White Home is completely insisting on hiding when Trump was final recognized not to be contaminated. Perhaps that is as a result of the White Home has been too incompetent to conduct each day testing, but it surely appears simply as possible that Trump knew or suspected he was contaminated on Tuesday, earlier than the talk, however couldn’t tolerate the “optics” of not exhibiting up.