A photograph of White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows went viral on Sunday after he spent the weekend dealing with President Donald Trump's COVID-19 health problems.
The image of Meadows was taken on Sunday as Dr. Sean Conley was briefing reporters about the president's condition. Conley predicted that Trump could leave the hospital as early as tomorrow even though his oxygen saturation had dipped below 94% on at least two occasions.
The photo was shared on Twitter by Reuter editor Corinne Perkins.
White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows rubs his head as U.S. Navy Commander Dr. Sean Conley, the White House physi… https://t.co/OnvIsCSlXA— corinne_perkins (@corinne_perkins) 1601829240.0
A day earlier, Meadows had expressed alarm at the president's symptoms by calling his "vitals over the last 24 hours were very concerning." The remarks reportedly irritated the president.
Twitter users reacted to the photo by praising photographer Erin Scott. Others saw it as a bad sign for Trump's chief of staff.
Read some of the responses below.
@corinne_perkins @Acosta @erinscottphoto Reminiscent of this... https://t.co/FoIGwswRLQ— IHOP Lobster Roll (@IHOP Lobster Roll) 1601829965.0
@corinne_perkins @Acosta @erinscottphoto Sometimes the words left unspoken are the ones that are the loudest.— Jess (@Jess) 1601829922.0
@corinne_perkins @Acosta @erinscottphoto This picture provides more honest information than the actual health press… https://t.co/KBoqGtX6Am— Moimeme&Toi (@Moimeme&Toi) 1601829871.0
@corinne_perkins @Acosta @erinscottphoto That moment you realize they went with the plan you advised against that p… https://t.co/gAdAkPyYNs— Oliveira (@Oliveira) 1601830119.0
@corinne_perkins @erinscottphoto A picture is worth a thousand talking points— hollysbirds (@hollysbirds) 1601829781.0
@corinne_perkins @erinscottphoto Where have I seen this behavior before 🤔 https://t.co/KKEYYqIthj— Winter Vintner (@Winter Vintner) 1601830113.0
@corinne_perkins @amandacarpenter @erinscottphoto That pic was probably taken right about the moment Dr. Conley sai… https://t.co/mb3cwYD7b3— Three Pistols (@Three Pistols) 1601830182.0
@corinne_perkins @lesleyabravanel @erinscottphoto A sign that things aren’t kosher here.— 💫Patsy💥Dryden ☘️🌊🦋🙏🏻🌺 (@💫Patsy💥Dryden ☘️🌊🦋🙏🏻🌺) 1601831665.0
@corinne_perkins @erinscottphoto Looks like Mark is going through some things.— Joy Benson (@Joy Benson) 1601830028.0
@corinne_perkins @Acosta @erinscottphoto Trump's not going to like this picture.— hopefulresident (@hopefulresident) 1601829850.0
@corinne_perkins @nadabakos @erinscottphoto He may not be doing well and @MarkMeadows knows this is a mess on top of a mess.— Latasha Lester (@Latasha Lester) 1601829943.0
@corinne_perkins @erinscottphoto Caption: “How am I going to escape this self-created hell with an ounce of dignity… https://t.co/92qtLNxi7E— Patricia A. Smith🆘🍑🆘 (@Patricia A. Smith🆘🍑🆘) 1601831070.0
@corinne_perkins @Acosta @erinscottphoto Is this head in hands an emotional reaction or is Meadows getting sick. Ve… https://t.co/T5mgxtbQRM— LindaC (@LindaC) 1601830048.0
@corinne_perkins @Acosta @erinscottphoto Symptom: headache— Dr. Chris Freeman🤓 (@Dr. Chris Freeman🤓) 1601829855.0
@corinne_perkins @Acosta @erinscottphoto His inside voice is saying "we are so fucked"— Amy Schultz (@Amy Schultz) 1601830085.0
@corinne_perkins @WillKeenan @erinscottphoto This is the new “everything is fine” meme.— Yuri Baranovsky (@Yuri Baranovsky) 1601831957.0
@corinne_perkins @erinscottphoto He should really not be touching his face. https://t.co/Ps0SZdvD2X— 💢Tʜᴇsᴇ Tᴡᴇᴇᴛs ᴀʀᴇ Uɴᴅɪsᴘᴜᴛᴇᴅ💢 (@💢Tʜᴇsᴇ Tᴡᴇᴇᴛs ᴀʀᴇ Uɴᴅɪsᴘᴜᴛᴇᴅ💢) 1601830563.0
@corinne_perkins @erinscottphoto Either frustration or his first COVID symptoms coming on.— skuberduber (@skuberduber) 1601833911.0
@corinne_perkins @Acosta @erinscottphoto Better get that headache checked out.— BMc ~ Wear a Damn MASK!! (@BMc ~ Wear a Damn MASK!!) 1601830676.0