President Donald Trump in hospital – everything we know and what it means for the US election


What is the latest on his condition?

Mr Trump spoke to Americans at the hospital on Saturday, saying he was feeling better. In a four-minute video posted to Twitter, Mr Trump, looking tired and wearing an open-necked jacket and shirt, said he “didn’t feel so good” when he was. arrived at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and that the next day a few days would be crucial in his fight against the coronavirus.

Mr Trump’s doctor insisted on Saturday he was doing “very well” while being treated for Covid-19 at a military hospital.

But Navy Commander Dr Sean Conley and other medics raised more questions than they answered in a briefing, leaving it uncertain whether the president ever needed extra oxygen.

Dr Conley’s assessment was contradicted by an account provided by someone familiar with Mr Trump’s condition, who said some of his 24-hour vital signs were “of great concern” and the next 48 hours would be crucial for his care.

“The President’s vital signs over the past 24 hours were of great concern and the next 48 hours will be critical in terms of care. We are still not on a clear path to a full recovery, ”the source said.

Dr Conley said Mr Trump had not had a fever for 24 hours as he briefed the country on the president’s condition on Saturday afternoon.

While Dr Conley has said the President is not currently on oxygen, he declined to say whether the President has ever been on oxygen, despite repeated questions.


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