Fox News pundit: Trump was put on oxygen because he's 'like a robust quarterback on the sidelines'
Trace Gallagher and Brad Blakeman (Fox News/screen grab)

Republican strategist Brad Blakeman appeared on Fox News to downplay revelations that President Donald Trump was forced to use supplemental oxygen while recovering from COVID-19.


Blakeman made the comments to Fox News host Trace Gallagher moments after Dr. Sean Conley finally admitted that Trump's oxygen levels had dropped below 94% on two occasions.

Gallagher asked the GOP strategist why the White House has been less than transparent about the president's health.

"Everybody should stay in their lane," Blakeman insisted. "If you're not a doctor and you're a staffer and you're not competent to talk about the medical condition of the president then you leave it to the professionals."

"Maybe [Chief of Staff Mark Meadows] was alarmed because anytime you see somebody who is so robust getting oxygen, they may be more concerned than the clinical people who are treating the president," he added. "After all, you just talked about the NFL, when we see a robust quarterback on the sidelines take oxygen, nobody is concerned about whether he's going to be able to finish the game."

According to Blakeman, Conley can be excused for hiding the fact that Trump was put on oxygen because it was not "material to the president's condition."

"It was incidental," he said. "Receiving oxygen when the president has such high blood-oxygen levels is not extraordinary. And I'm not a doctor. How do I know that? Because that's what the doctors have told us."

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