The second press conference held by Donald Trump's doctor in front of Walter Reed Medical Center left commenters stunned that -- after turning in a misleading press conference on Saturday -- Sunday's was even worse.
Of particular concern was Dr. Sean Conley's answer as to why he lied about the president receiving oxygen, only to reply, "I didn't want to give any information that might steer the course of illness in another direction, and in doing so, you know, it came off that we were trying to hide something, which wasn't necessarily true."
That set off a flurry of criticism and accusations on Twitter that the president is worse off than the public is being told after Conley's latest "trainwreck" press conference.
You can see some below:
@axios What the hell does that mean?! He didn’t want to speak into existence that trump is doing bad because Corona might hear?!?!— Morgan (@Morgan)1601827965.0
So now Conley is reinterpreting Meadows. What a fucking trainwreck of bad communication.— BIDEN/HARRIS WINS!!! (@BIDEN/HARRIS WINS!!!)1601826586.0
@Yamiche Sheesh, they can't even agree on what lies to tell. We deserve the truth regarding his condition as citiz… https://t.co/gl6fMuLwVN— Patty Smith (@Patty Smith)1601826504.0
@Yamiche Honestly, what is going on? Question: 'did he have any further oxygen', answer: 'I will need to check with… https://t.co/QAfCRyHRUb— Jackie Richards (@Jackie Richards)1601827162.0
@davidgura @NicolleDWallace Didn’t Dr. Conley say, at one point, he needed to check with the nurses...what was that… https://t.co/j8vauETXQ9— Mimi Gan (@Mimi Gan)1601829663.0
The one thing you can tell from the Conley press conference: Trump is awake, because he is instructing people to ob… https://t.co/rFtPoGo0NN— Kurt "Masks Save Lives" Eichenwald (@Kurt "Masks Save Lives" Eichenwald)1601827586.0
@Acosta As a nurse, I know why there were no nurses at the press conference today. Nurses don’t put up with bullsh… https://t.co/y9pIginoTd— Kellie BSN, MS, RN ❤️’s Dr. Biden (@Kellie BSN, MS, RN ❤️’s Dr. Biden)1601827206.0
Question that needs to be asked of Dr. Conley: "You are board certified physician and a serving Naval Officer. Lyin… https://t.co/dli6qSqm0C— soonergrunt 🇺🇸 (@soonergrunt 🇺🇸)1601828804.0
besides Conley admitting to lying, this doesn’t even make any sense. https://t.co/liapsmTGVu— Taniel (@Taniel)1601828290.0
Dr. Conley seems very nervous almost like he was lying 🤥— Jay edwards (@Jay edwards)1601739975.0
I'm a retired nurse No way nurses administered oxgen without his knowledge Dr Conley is CLEARLY LYING— kenyadad12 (@kenyadad12)1601826540.0
Dr. Conley: "I didn't want to give any information that might steer the course of illness in another direction and… https://t.co/2WabUHtuvF— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche Alcindor)1601827325.0
@UnitedW22607736 @nytimes or he‘s already 5-8 days into the disease? 🤷🏼♀️— Patricia (@Patricia)1601828832.0
Trump doctor Sean Conley just admitted he lied during press conference yesterday and, in fact, Trump was on supplem… https://t.co/GGvrvgO27i— Ben Meiselas (@Ben Meiselas)1601827420.0