The health of US President, Donald Trump, including a fall in his blood oxygen level, had left the president’s doctors “very concerned”.
White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows told Fox News that Tump’s health had improved and there was never a risk he would have to hand over power.
Naija News reports that the conflicting reports about the president’s health created an opaque understanding of the leader’s actual fitness.
“He’s made unbelievable improvements from yesterday morning, when I know a number of us, the doctor and I, were very concerned,” Meadows said.
Earlier in the day a source familiar with the president’s health — later named in US media as none other than Meadows — had given a contradictory assessment stating that “the president’s vitals over the last 24 hours were very concerning.”
The statement also seemed at odds with an assessment by White House doctors that the president was “doing very well.”
Meadows seemed to clarify late Saturday that comments pertaining to concerningly poor health had applied to the day prior.
“Yesterday morning, we were real concerned… he had a fever and his blood oxygen level had dropped rapidly,” Meadows told Fox.
However, “there was never a consideration and never even a risk of a transition of power,” Meadows said.
Recall that Trump and his wife tested positive to the coronavirus infection as disclosed on Twitter by the US president himself.
He added that both of them have gone into quarantine.
“Tonight, the first lady and I tested positive for COVID-19,” tweeted the president of the world’s first power. “We will begin our quarantine and the recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER! “, he tweeted.
Trump was later taken to Walter Reed military hospital in Maryland, US.
He will remain at the hospital for some days where he would carry on with his official duties from a presidential wing in the hospital.
Source: Naija News