CORONAVIRUS

Trump condition 'very worrying' with 'next 48 hours critical', claims White House source

Despite Trump's claims that all is 'going well' with his contracting of Covid-19 contradicting with a White House source who claims that the president's condition is 'worrying'.

Trump condition 'very worrying' with 'next 48 hours critical', claims White House source
TOM BRENNER REUTERS

U.S. President Donald Trump is endeavouring to portray a positive picture of his condition via Twitter claiming that he was feeling well with the help of the doctors and nurses at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

"Doctors, Nurses and ALL at the GREAT Walter Reed Medical Center, and others from likewise incredible institutions who have joined them, are AMAZING!!!," Trump said.

"Tremendous progress has been made over the last 6 months in fighting this PLAGUE. With their help, I am feeling well!"

This rosy picture contrasts with the version from White House sources who maintain that the current state of health of Donald Trump is "very worrying" and that the next "48 will be critical".

"The signs over the past 24 hours have been worrying and the forthcoming 48 hours will be critical in determining his state of health. We're still not on the road to full recovery", explained the source to a group of media members who cover White House news.

Message from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

Trump's doctor Sean Conley confirmed that Trump has received antibody therapy and is on a five-day treatment of remdesivir.

Dr Conley says the president has been “fever free” for 24 hours and is in “good spirits”. He added that Trump is not on oxygen and has not needed any today. Conley didn't put a date on releasing the president as it’s “hard to tell” so early on. Conley says he is hopeful the president will not need to go on oxygen in the future. "At this time, the team and I are extremely happy at the progress the president has made."