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Trump was administered supplemental oxygen on Friday at the White House, source reveals Updated for 2021

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Updated: February 25, 2021

President Donald Trump was administered supplemental oxygen on Friday at the White House, a source familiar with the President’s health told The Associated Press on Saturday, after his doctor painted a rosy picture of how the President was doing.

The source said Trump was administered oxygen at the White House on Friday before he was transported to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

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The person was not authorized to speak publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.

Earlier on Saturday, an official released an anonymous statement, saying President Trump is “not on a path to full recovery.”

The unsigned statement was released to pool White House reporters who usually travel with the President.

The official said the next 48 hours would be critical.

It came after President Trump’s doctor painted a rosy picture of Trump at the hospital.

Physician Sean Conley said on Saturday that President Trump “is doing very well.”

“The team and I are extremely happy at the progress the President has made,” he said.

Conley spoke to reporters at a military hospital where Trump is being hospitalized right outside Washington DC.

Conley said Trump has been free of fever in the past 24 hours. He said Trump was not on oxygen at the moment.

He quoted Trump as saying that he felt he could “walk out of it today.”

He said Trump was on remdesivir and would be on it for the next few days.

President Trump announced on Friday morning he and First Lady Melania Trump had tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

Three Republican Senators have also tested positive for the deadly bug. Senators Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) both said on Friday that they had tested positive for COVID-19. Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) announced on Saturday that he too had tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

Trump’s senior adviser, Hope Hicks, has also tested positive for coronavirus.

Former Trump’s adviser Kellyanne Conway also announced on Friday she had tested positive for the coronavirus.

Three journalists have also tested positive for the virus in the past two days alone.

Several also other positive results have been announced in the past two days alone, including the former governor of New Jersey Chris Christie.

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Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba covers the White House, the U.S. government, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions for Today News Africa in Washington D.C. Simon can be reached on simonateba@todaynewsafrica.com

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