After Donald Trump tested positive for coronavirus, sitting in a hospital was the last thing that the president wanted
Sunday marks President Donald Trump‘s third-consecutive night spent at Walter Reed Medical Center and, with just 30 days until the election, the White House continues to scramble to contain the biggest crisis of Trump’s presidency.
On Saturday, Trump’s physician, Dr. Sean Conley, told reporters that Trump was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Wednesday — a day earlier than Trump previously disclosed — instantly plummeting the West Wing into damage-control mode. The new timeline revealed that Trump was contagious when he debated Joe Biden on Tuesday and also when he attended a fundraiser at his Bedminster golf club on Thursday.
In follow-up statements, the White House claimed Dr. Conley misspoke, but the statement did not stop the ensuing chaos that is being driven by Trump’s desire to conceal the seriousness of his illness from the public.
President Donald Trump arrives at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, in Bethesda, Md., Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, on Marine One helicopter after he tested positive for COVID-19. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)