The White House released photos of Trump at work, raising more questions about his health

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Joyce N. Boghosian/The White House

Amid mixed messages on the president’s health, the White House released photos of Trump working that some critics say were staged.

President Donald Trump, who has been receiving treatment for the coronavirus at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center since Friday, released two photographs late Saturday meant to suggest that he is recuperating rapidly, but those images — which came following a peculiar press conference and mixed health assessments from White House staff — have been met with scrutiny, undercutting the message the president hoped to send.

In the first photo, Trump is dressed in a suit, seated at a round table inside the hospital’s designated presidential suite, appearing to review a document. In the other, he is dressed in a crisp white shirt, seated at the end of a long table inside a conference room, looking over folders of documents.

Trump, in a navy suit jacket and an open-collared white shirt, sits at a round table, the US and presidential flags behind him. On the table in front of him are a black binder, file folders, and paper. The paper appears to be blank, and the president appears to be signing his name on it.
Joyce N. Boghosian/The White House

Joyce N. Boghosian/The White House

Both photos were taken by White House photographer Joyce N. Boghosian.

The photos began to draw criticism on social media shortly after their release, with many users…


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