Trump suffered 103-degree fever, heart palpitations as blood oxygen ‘dropped rapidly’, admits chief of staff
After it was revealed that President Donald Trump tested positive for the COVID-19 virus this Friday, he was "rushed" to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for medical treatment. Since then, there has been news on how the President is doing. In a recent article by the Daily Mail, it was reported that the White House Chief Of Staff Mark Meadows admitted that on Friday morning the president's condition had them "very concerned" as he suffered from a 103-degree fever along with heart palpitations. Appearing on Judge Jeanine's show on Saturday, Meadows explained that Trump's oxygen levels had "plummeted." Since then, on Saturday night, the president appeared on a Twitter video claiming that he was "improving."
Meadows is with Trump at Walter Reed, as POTUS continues to be treated for the virus. The Chief of Staff told Judge Jeanine, "He's made unbelievable progress from yesterday morning when a number of us - the doctor and I - were very concerned. Yesterday morning we were real concerned. He had a fever and his blood oxygenation had dropped rapidly."
The confirmation about Trump's oxygen levels came after three Republicans close to the White House had told Vanity Fair that the president had been administered oxygen on Friday. With Meadows revealing that Trump's oxygen levels had plummeted on Friday, the news about oxygen supplementation now makes sense. The Daily Mail article further reported that the heart palpitations that Meadows spoke of were "possibly" side effects from experimental antibody treatment the president had received.
Meadows's recent admittance on Trump's health on Friday was completely different from what he had earlier said of the president's condition. On Friday morning, Meadows had told reporters that POTUS and the First Lady Melania Trump were in "good spirits" and that Trump had, "mild symptoms". "He continues to be not only in good spirits but very energetic," he said. "The great thing about this president is not only is he staying committed to working very hard for the American people but his first question to me this morning was: 'How is the economy doing? How are the stimulus talks going on Capitol Hill?'"
Most had little confirmation about how the president was doing before or after being transported to Walter Reed since the White House physician, Dr. Sean Conley, or the medics didn't reveal solid information about whether the President had a fever, or if he was ever was given supplemental oxygen since his diagnosis. According to the Daily Mail article, the administration of supplemental oxygen before Trump was taken to the medical center, was confirmed by senior administration later.
In a video posted to Twitter on Saturday night, the President said that he was "starting to feel good" adding that his treatments were "miracles from God." He also spoke briefly on the First Lady's condition saying, "We're both doing well. Melania is really handling it very nicely. As you've probably read, she's slightly younger than me, just a little tiny bit. And therefore, we know the disease, we know the situation with age versus younger people and Melania is handling it statistically like it's supposed to be handled and that makes me very happy, and it makes the country very happy, but I'm also doing well and I think we're gonna have a very good result again.'"
You can watch the four-minute video below.