President Donald Trump is in a precarious place, still.
COVID-19 is a deadly disease, no doubt, and Donald Trump’s underlying conditions certainly don’t make recovery any easier. His age, in particular, has been known to be a factor for increased complications with this virus, lending credence to concerns over his health.
Trump spent the weekend at Walter Reed Medical Center receiving incredibly thorough and potent care. The President was treated with antibodies, powerful anti-viral drugs, and heavy-duty steroids, allowing him to return to the White House on Monday night.
His doctors say he has been “symptom-free” for 24 hours now, but there are reports from inside the White House that appear to paint a different picture.
After returning from Walter Reed Medical Center on Monday after his COVID-19 diagnosis and three-day stay, Trump removed his face mask defiantly before entering the White House. Aides say it was supposed to be Trump’s display of strength after his hospital visit, even though it put everyone around him at risk because he was still contagious with the virus. “But they also wondered if the face covering was making it harder for the president to breathe,” the Times reports. The next day, aides said Trump’s voice was stronger than it had been the night before, “but at times he still sounded as if he was trying to catch air,” the Times writes.
Video of the President arriving at the White House on Monday appeared to depict Trump in considerable discomfort and possibly gasping for air.
The White House is equipped with a stout medical staff and world class equipment, should the President find himself reversing course in his progress.
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