Trump’s Covid-19 diagnosis may have come earlier than we thought

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President Donald Trump’s medical team emerges from Walter Reed Medical Center to give an update on the president’s health. | Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

The president’s physician cast doubt on the timeline of Trump’s diagnosis, before saying he misspoke.

Doctors giving a routine update on President Donald Trump’s health on Saturday indicated that Trump may have tested positive for Covid-19 earlier than the White House previously reported.

This new information throws the White House’s whole timeline of events into dispute, raising the question of whether Trump knew he was positive when he traveled to Minnesota for a campaign rally and private fundraiser.

“We are now 72 hours into this diagnosis for President Trump,” Dr. Sean Conley said shortly before noon on Saturday — and just 36 hours after Trump first tweeted that he had been confirmed positive for the virus.

When asked about this new timeline at the conference, Conley said that White House medical staff “repeated testing” on Thursday afternoon, after a “close contact” received a positive result. And the White House said later on Saturday that Conley misspoke, and sent a memo…



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