Dr. Kelly Victory reacts to President Trump testing positive for COVID-19
(KUSI) – President Donald Trump’s doctor on Saturday painted a picture of the president’s health as he remains hospitalized for coronavirus treatment.
But that assessment was immediately contradicted by a person familiar with Trump’s condition, who said the situation had been very concerning.
Just a month before the presidential election, Trump’s revelation that he was positive for the virus came by tweet about 1 a.m. Friday after he had returned from a Thursday afternoon political fundraiser.
First lady Melania Trump also tested positive, the president said, and several others in the White House have, too, prompting concern that the White House or even Trump himself might have spread the virus further.
Conley had said Trump has been fever-free for 24 hours as he updated the nation on the president’s condition from Walter Reed Saturday afternoon. Trump was admitted Friday after testing positive for the coronavirus and has been undergoing treatment.
While Conley said the president is not currently on oxygen, he refused to say whether the president had ever been on oxygen, despite repeated questioning.
“Thursday no oxygen. None at this moment. And yesterday with the team, while we were all here, he was not on oxygen,” he said. He said that Trump’s symptoms, including a cough and nasal congestion “are now resolving and improving.”
“He’s in exceptionally good spirits,” said another doctor, Sean Dooley.
Trauma and Emergency Physician, Dr. Kelly Victory, joined Good Morning San Diego to discuss the President’s illness.