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Did Trump test positive before heading to New Jersey for a fundraiser for 100 people?


When exactly was he diagnosed with COVID-19?

We now had three different versions of Trump's diagnosis from the White House, from Wednesday morning to Friday at 1 a.m. The White House also didn't say what "diagnosed" means – it could mean identifying clinical symptoms or testing positive.

The White House announced Donald Trump's – and the First Lady's – positive test result for the first time on Friday morning at 1 a.m. EST.

But Dr. Sean Conley said just before noon on Saturday morning that the president was "72 hours after diagnosis".

That was hours before he flew to Minnesota for an indoor and outdoor fundraiser in Duluth, and the day before he took part in an indoor fundraiser at Trump's golf course and at Bedminster Country Club, New Jersey.

There were reportedly 100 people in attendance, and Trump reportedly privately met about 19 high dollar GOP donors. He was reportedly "sluggish" during the fundraiser.

If Trump was 72 hours after his diagnosis, it would mean Trump would be positive one day after the presidential debate with Joe Biden and during a rally in Minnesota on Wednesday (above) and a fundraiser in New Jersey that was attended by 100 people on Thursday, was positive

The crowd gathered upstairs for Trump's rally at Duluth International Airport on Wednesday

The crowd gathered upstairs for Trump's rally at Duluth International Airport on Wednesday

Dr. Conley then offered another version, which said Thursday afternoon "we repeated tests" and Trump received a PCR test – the most accurate because it "gave some sort of clinical indication".

He didn't say if that was before or after his flight to New Jersey for an indoor fundraiser.

Trump himself told Sean Hannity just after 9 p.m. that night that he was waiting for a test.

After Conley spoke, a White House source said "in the background", "The doctor said it was day 3, not 72 hours. The diagnosis was made Thursday evening."

In another round, White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany issued a written statement from Conley saying he used the term "seventy-two hours" instead of "day three" and "forty-eight hours" instead of "day two." "in relation to its mistakenly used diagnosis and treatment.

In another round, White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany issued a written statement from Conley saying he used the term "seventy-two hours" instead of "day three" and "forty-eight hours" instead of "day two." "in relation to its mistakenly used diagnosis

In another round, White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany issued a written statement from Conley saying he used the term "seventy-two hours" instead of "day three" and "forty-eight hours" instead of "day two." "in relation to its mistakenly used diagnosis

"The president was first diagnosed with COVID-19 on the evening of October 1st and received Regeron's antibody cocktail on Friday October 2nd," he clarified.

A Regeneron spokesman said Conley was also wrong by calling it polyclonal antibody theory in his memo.

'There are two monoclonal antibodies. It was wrong in the doctor's letter, "Regeneron spokeswoman Hala Mirza told CBS News.

When asked, Conley refused to reveal the date of Trump's most recent negative COVID-19 test.

WHY DOES A WHITE HOME SOURCE HAVE ITS DOCTOR IMMEDIATELY inconsistent?

A White House official said immediately after Conley's news conference on Saturday that the doctor incorrectly said Trump was "72 hours" in his diagnosis.

The official said Conley was wrong and Trump was diagnosed Thursday night and treatment began that night.

WHEN EXACTLY WERE SYMPTOMS DETECTED AND WHEN WAS EXACTLY TESTED?

There's no clarity as to when Trump was last tested before his positive result. Dr. Conley reiterated the White House's claim that he was tested "frequently" but did not say what that meant. You never said if he routinely got the less accurate 15 minute test from Abbott Labs or the advanced PCR test.

When he got to the presidential debate on Tuesday, Trump was too late to be tested by the Cleveland Clinic. Moderator Chris Wallace said there was an "honor system" for the candidates; Trump's team told the Debate Commission it was negative. That night he flew home from the presidential debate on Air Force One and aides said he was tired but decided it was because of the debate. But lethargy is a symptom – and it is unknown if doctors were aware of it.

Charlie Kolean, who works in the financial services industry, posted a video of himself driving to the event

Later that afternoon he videotaped the President's helicopter, Marine One, taking off

Charlie Kolean, who works in the financial services industry, posted a video driving the Trump fundraiser (left) and recorded a video of the President's Marine One helicopter taking off (right).

On Friday evening, New Jersey was apparently waiting for a full list, compiled from information from the RNC, the White House and the golf club of those present. The Bedminster Clubhouse is pictured (file photo)

As of Friday night, New Jersey was apparently still waiting for a full list, compiled from information from the RNC, the White House and the golf club in attendance. The Bedminster Clubhouse is pictured (file photo)

Then Dr. Conley initially that Trump was diagnosed & # 39; 72 hours & # 39; before the Saturday testimony, which would mean Wednesday morning.

Trump went to Minnesota Wednesday to raise funds in Minneapolis and a rally in Duluth, where he spoke for 45 minutes, far less than his usual more than an hour performances. Then he fell asleep on Air Force One as opposed to normal television and tweeting. However, it is not known if this was viewed as a possible symptom at the time.

Hope Hicks' positive result came Thursday morning, but no one said if Trump was tested as soon as it was given or if he had a full nasal swab by late Thursday afternoon.

When was he first treated for COVID?

Dr. Sean Conley said Saturday that he spoke for Trump 48 hours after the first Regenron treatment. That would mean Thursday morning.

And another doctor – Brian Garibaldi – said, “About 48 hours ago the president received specific antibody therapy against the coronavirus. We are working very closely with the company to monitor them for this result. He received his first dose of IV remdesvir last night. & # 39;

However, the public was not notified that he was sick until 1:00 a.m. on Friday, and no drug treatment was announced until Friday afternoon.

After Dr. Conley had spoken, a White House source spoke "in the background" saying, "The doctor said it was day 3, not 72 hours yet, Regeneron was given later that night (2 days ago), not before 48 hours . "

Then Dr. Conley in a statement that Regenron was administered for the first time on Friday – but not when. That said, two doctors are now being labeled as mispronounced by the White House.

DO WE KNOW ALL THE PRESIDENT'S TERMS AND CONDITIONS?

We don't know if we're going to do it. The last medical report in June said he was clinically obsessed but had health cholesterol, resting heart rate and blood pressure, normal kidney, liver and thyroid function, normal blood counts, and normal vitamin V12 and vitamin D levels. ,

But the White House never fully explained its mysterious journey to Walter Reed in November 2019 when Mike Pence was directed to be on standby to assume the powers of the presidency.

Since then, Trump's struggle to descend a ramp at West Point and his strange drinking of water with two hands have been the subject of widespread speculation about cognitive problems. He has denied having "a series of mini-strokes" in an angry tweet, but his doctor never fully addressed the visit or his cognitive state.

Trump is 74 years old and 244 pounds and 6 feet 3 tall. He is technically obese, which puts him at greater risk of serious complications from the virus.

According to an analysis by the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, older men are at high risk of developing severe COVID-19 and are twice as likely to die as women of the same age.

When asked about other risk factors, Conley said Trump was healthy overall and said his health and cholesterol were "great".

Did he go to any events when doctors suspected he was unwell or had been diagnosed with clinical symptoms of COVID?

White House doctors and a number of statements offer no insight into when Trump first felt uncomfortable. if someone suspected they were uncomfortable; when it was first tested; and if a doctor saw clinical signs of COVID before having a nasal wipe.

That means Trump could have gone to any or all of the Minnesota fundraising drives and rallies. a White House South Lawn event; and a fundraiser in New Jersey with doctors who suspect he has had or even tested him for COVID.

Has the President ever been on oxygen?

Conley created confusion about whether the president ever drank extra oxygen. The coronavirus affects a person's breathing and some patients are ventilated.

"It's not needed at all this morning," he said, grinning, refusing to admit whether Trump ever had oxygen.

"He has no oxygen yesterday and today," he said.

Trumo pictured arriving at Walter Reed Medical Center in Maryland on Friday

Trumo pictured arriving at Walter Reed Medical Center in Maryland on Friday

About an hour later, the New York Times and Associated Press reported that Trump was being given oxygen at the White House residence.

Two people near the White House reported to the New York Times in separate interviews that Trump had difficulty breathing on Friday and doctors gave him supplemental oxygen after his oxygen levels dropped while he was still at the White House.

There was no official denial or confirmation, but Dr. Conley had left that option open. Why he would not confirm it is unknown.

Conley said, "All indicators are that in the future he will be out of oxygen."

WHAT TEMPERATURE DID THE PRESIDENT'S FEVER INDICATE?

This simple question has not been answered. It's a critical clinical indication, but Dr. Conley would only say that he has been fever free for 24 hours. Given that the White House is now Dr. Conley denied use of 48 and 72 hours, even that cannot be taken as true.

On Friday, Conley and the White House staff said Trump had a low-grade fever.

When Conley was asked about a specific fever temperature on Saturday, he said, "I'd rather not give specific numbers, but he had a fever Thursday through Friday and hasn't had any since Friday morning."

DOES THE PRESIDENT HAVE HEART OR LUNG DAMAGE?

Conley was asked about lung damage and said, “We're following all of this. We do ultrasound every day. We do daily laboratory work. The team is following it all. "But that doesn't say whether his lungs are damaged." He just ignored a question about Trump's heart.

DO WE KNOW EVERY DRUG OR TREATMENT HE HAS TAKEN?

The White House detailed drugs Trump made in two statements.

On Friday afternoon he was given the experimental Regeneron antibody "Cocktail" as well as zinc, vitamin D and the histamine blocker famotidine.

Late on Friday evening, a statement from Dr. Conley that he received the antiviral remdesvir. But Dr. Conley refused to respond when Trump was on steroids. He didn't say if he was using any other drugs.

Trump had previously taken hydroxychloroquine in late May and early June, although its use at the time was questionable at best and risky at worst. In June, Dr. Conley, Trump take three daily medications: 40 mg rosuvastatin, a statin; 1 mg finasteride, the hair loss drug commonly marketed as Propecia; and 81 mg aspirin.

Trump had asked about hydroxychloroquine in his treatment, which he is known to have repeatedly denounced as a cure for the virus, but Conley said, "He's not in it now."

WHO WILL TREAT THE PRESIDENT?

Dr. Sean Conley, who introduced other Walter Reed employees – including lung specialists – on Saturday.

However, the White House has not answered any questions about the names of its entire team. Nor was it said whether he or Dr. Conley consulted other doctors on the coronavirus task force, including Dr. Tony Fauci and Dr. Deborah Birx, both renowned specialists. And it was not said whether he was Dr. Scott Atlas, the controversial task force member, who spoke out in favor of "herd immunity" and minimized the importance of masks and was called by "outliers" who give "bad information" to Dr. Fauci.

His treatment is given by Dr. Sean Conley (center), who introduced other Walter Reed staff - including lung specialists - on Saturday

His treatment is given by Dr. Sean Conley (center), who introduced other Walter Reed staff – including lung specialists – on Saturday

It is also not addressed whether Dr. Conley has contacted Admiral Ronny Jackson, Trump's last doctor at the White House. He quit after his Veterans Affairs nomination was withdrawn and an investigation was opened into whether he was drunk on the job and distributing prescription drugs to employees nicknamed "Candyman". He had previously claimed that the president could live to be 200 years old.

On Friday he tweeted that the president was "asymptomatic," which quickly became clearly untrue. He is running for Congress as a Republican and it is unclear whether he will retain medical registration

IS THE PRESIDENT'S DOCTOR REVISED?

Since we don't know exactly who treated the President in the White House, we don't know if Dr. Conley slept or supported adequately.

He's been facing an escalating crisis since at least Thursday morning when Hicks tested positive, but possibly longer – and we don't know how long it will take, given his changing version of events. White House staff work around the clock and on Friday when Trump stepped onto Marine One he looked both shocked and exhausted. But Dr. Conley took him to see Walter Reed, and it is unclear whether he was replaced by other doctors or worked around the clock. Dr. However, Conley is a Navy Commander and is expected to be assisted by several specialists in the accomplishment of his mission.

Doctors are trained not to become overtired and to recognize the need to rest. His superiors would stress that Trump may have been visited for him and Walter Reed by specialists Dr. Could rest Conley – but we don't know if that happened.

Was there any form of White House contact tracing?

The White House Medical Department is conducting a contact tracing in collaboration with the CDC and local health departments.

On Friday, more than 24 hours after the fundraiser ended in New Jersey, contact tracers in the state had not received a complete list of all attendees at the event.

The Trump campaign sent an email to all supporters attending the roundtable to alert them to Trump's positive COVID-19 result

The Trump campaign sent an email to all supporters attending the roundtable to alert them to Trump's positive COVID-19 result

The Republican National Committee sent the names of those it knew attended the event to Governor Phil Murphy's office at 2:30 p.m.

However, the list may not include people who worked on the event, including golf club staff and outsiders who were brought in to run the event.

DOES THE PRESIDENT OR ANY OTHER APPOINTED DOCTOR NOT BE COMPLETELY TRANSPARENT – AND DOES DR. CONLEY WRITE HIS OWN DECLARATION?

That is just unknown. Dr. Conley has never spoken to reporters before and first read from a prepared statement.

He has had a long time with the President, and as a patient, the President has a veto over any aspect of the disclosure of his medical information, such as: B. when and how he was diagnosed, his oxygen consumption and his maximum temperature. At Walter Reed's, Mark Meadows, White House Chief of Staff, is also present. He controls Dr. Conley, who is in the military chain of command, unofficial, is however a member of the Cabinet and is considered empowered to act on behalf of the President to control the release of information.

IF THE PRESIDENT TWEETT, IS THAT A GOOD SIGN?

Several people can access Trump's Twitter account, but it is mostly run by Dan Scavino, his social media director. According to CDC guidelines, Scavino should quarantine himself after extensive contact with Trump and Hicks, although it is not known whether this is the case. White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows hinted on Friday that Trump was not in control of his account when he said that "we have decided to post this tweet" on the Friday 1am tweet, saying: Tonight @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will start the quarantine and recovery process immediately. We'll get through this TOGETHER! “So a Saturday tweet from Trump cannot be taken as proof that he is doing well or that he is doing badly.

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