There has been some mixed messaging about President Trump's health after he was hospitalized with a coronavirus infection.
Trump's physician, Navy Commander Dr. Sean Conley, provided an update Saturday, noting that Trump is fever-free, has normal cardiac, liver, and kidney levels, and is not requiring supplemental oxygen as his symptoms improve. Conley added that Trump is in "exceptionally good spirits" and told his medical team that he felt healthy enough to walk out of Walter Reed.
NEW: Dr. Sean Dooley says Pres. Trump "is in exceptionally good spirits" and told doctors he felt like he "could walk out of here today."
— ABC News (@ABC) October 3, 2020
Meanwhile, White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows — who was originally only described as an anonymous source — painted a different picture. The source said the president's vital signs over the past 24 hours were "very concerning" and the next two days will be critical for his care.
One minute WH docs say Trump has been "fever free" for past 24 hrs.
Next minute WH aide says Trump's "vitals over the last 24 hours were very concerning." https://t.co/pNPeJI8svt
— Greg Miller (@gregpmiller) October 3, 2020
UPDATE: This story was changed after publication to reflect that White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows was named by The Associated Press as the source of the details about the president's diagnosis.