Donald Trump reported to the hospital on Friday night due to symptoms from COVID-19. The reports from White House physician Sean Conley have been anything from confusing to outright false.
Mark Meadows, Donald Trump’s chief of staff, has also been giving the press updates on the president’s condition. On Saturday, Meadows’ report wasn’t quite as rosy as the one Trump wanted. And according to CNN, Trump is furious at his chief of staff.
The report came via Jim Acosta. Acosta told Jake Tapper, “We were lied to about the president’s health on Friday. We were lied to about the president’s health yesterday. And what happened shortly after Dr. Conley’s statement yesterday, we had Mark Meadows, the White House chief of staff, go to reporters and essentially give a contradictory statement to what Dr. Conley was telling reporters, that things were much more dire on Friday.”
The reporter continued, “[Trump is] furious with the chief of staff Mark Meadows for essentially telling the American people the truth, that things were not going well on Friday and things were very serious in terms of the president’s health.”
Acosta finished his report, “But in a sense, Jake, I think you could argue that the president should be furious with himself. Because else was this going to go? Of course the truth was going to come out.”
Watch a clip of the segment below, courtesy of CNN:
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“A White House official … said, ‘Keep in mind when Dr. Conley is speaking to reporters he is essentially passing on information that the President wants to be heard by the American people.’ … The President is now furious with” Mark Meadows for telling the truth. pic.twitter.com/Ki0pW9CHLu
— Ryan Goodman (@rgoodlaw) October 4, 2020
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