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Roisin Ni Fiachra

(2,574 posts)
Sun Oct 4, 2020, 09:11 PM Oct 2020

Report: Trump Didn't Disclose First Positive Coronavirus Test During Fox Interview

President Donald Trump had already been notified he tested positive for coronavirus by the time he appeared on Fox News for an interview Thursday night, but he didn’t disclose that at the time, according to a new report from the Wall Street Journal.

During an interview with Sean Hannity, Trump merely confirmed one of his aides, Hope Hicks, had been diagnosed with coronavirus. He said he wouldn’t receive his results until later that night or the following morning. WSJ reports Trump had already received a positive coronavirus test by the time he appeared on Hannity’s show, and the positive test he announced early Friday morning was the second he’d taken.

Trump was admitted to Walter Reed Medical Center on Friday to receive treatment for coronavirus symptoms and endured what White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows called a “very concerning” period. In the time since, his administration has tried to patch together a timeline of his infection that doesn’t depict Trump wantonly spreading a potentially deadly disease at events he attended ― frequently maskless ― throughout the week, including the presidential debate on Tuesday. The desperate, clumsy effort by Trump administration officials to spin a story favorable to Trump has revealed a cover-up in realtime and added more questions to a national discussion about the president’s health.

On Sunday, the physician in charge of Trump’s treatment, Dr. Sean Conley, admitted he wasn’t transparent with reporters on Saturday when he refused to answer whether Trump needed supplemental oxygen. Conley dodged the question multiple times when asked on Saturday, and his excuse on Sunday was that he was “trying to reflect the upbeat attitude of the team [and] the president over the course of his illness.”

Report: Trump Didn't Disclose First Positive Coronavirus Test During Fox Interview (Original Post) Roisin Ni Fiachra Oct 2020 OP
I'm sure Sean will find a way to be grateful ...nt Jarqui Oct 2020 #1
I think it's so much worse. MoonchildCA Oct 2020 #2
I agree... regnaD kciN Oct 2020 #3


(1,299 posts)
2. I think it's so much worse.
Sun Oct 4, 2020, 09:35 PM
Oct 2020

I think they knew before the debate. They showed up “too late” to be tested.
They could not care less if they exposed Biden. They hoped Trump would remain asymptomatic, and they wouldn’t have to tell anyone. Javanka refusing to wear a mask? Well, they knew they had been exposed, and if Biden happened to get infected? Oh well...

I’m not usually a conspiracy theorist, but I have the dreaded feeling that this is likely what took place.

regnaD kciN

(26,018 posts)
3. I agree...
Sun Oct 4, 2020, 10:20 PM
Oct 2020

My first thought, when I heard about the “arrived too late to get tested” explanation, was that they had flown in from DC, and headwinds has slowed down AF1 or something. But it turns out they were there all along! They had toured the debate venue that afternoon, before returning to their hotel across the street!!! They would have had no problem arriving there on time; they just chose not to do so, so they couldn’t be tested. Wonder why?

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