Appearing on CNN early Sunday morning, Dr. Abdul El-Sayed stated that White House physician Dr. Sean Conley is not being straightforward with the public about Donald Trump’s health and that he is “cherry-picking” the information to be released to help out the president’s faltering re-election campaign.
Speaking with host Victor Blackwell, the epidemiologist said there is way more information missing about the president’s COVID-19 infection than was revealed in a letter clearing the president to travel this week to rallies.
“They talked about advanced diagnostics, meaning they were looking for a test to spin this argument because it’s clear it’s coming from the president,” the doctor explained. “In fact, all of the information that we’ve gotten about the president’s health has usually just come via the doctor from the president.”
“And so that’s number one,” he continued. “Number two, right, there are open questions right now. One, he wouldn’t have met criteria in terms of just basic CDC protocol and in fact, the CDC recommends for someone who has had a serious case, which the president had — he had to be hospitalized, his oxygen saturation dipped below 94 several times, he needed supplemental oxygen — that those folks require 20 days, 20 days. He’s not even at ten from today.”
“That’s one point,” El-Sayed added. “The second points also the fact that, you know, as much as we understand the president wants to get back there on the campaign trail, ask yourself if you or someone you worked on Air Force One, if you were someone who worked at the White House after 37-plus people tested positive from one super-spread event, would you want to be on an airplane with the president of the United States based on what is the flimsiest of arguments about his non-contagiousness? I don’t think so.”
“Am I reading too deeply into this, or am I characterizing this wrong to say that this is cherry-picked happy talk?” host Blackwell asked.
“Whatever the good news is — remember, we heard from Dr. Conley on the first update that, you know, he wouldn’t confirm oxygen or no supplemental oxygen, and the next day said, well, I just wanted to give everyone the optimistic view to reflect how upbeat everyone is,” the doctor explained. “If he hasn’t been febrile for over 24 hours, they’re picking some number that can seem reassuring. That means that two days ago, right, he probably had a fever. People don’t pop fevers for no reason; they have fevers because there are viruses in their body. And what that indicates is that at least two days ago the president’s body was reacting to a virus that was inside of it by spiking a fever. That’s one of the things the body does to try and raise the temperature on the virus so the bacteria in your body can try and kill it. It’s a marker of a much more active immune response.”
Power-hungry Republicans do not fear Trump — it’s worse than that
There’s a presumption at work among members of the Washington press corps that needs rethinking. That presumption is this: the Republicans, especially those in the Senate, fear the wrath of voters who have balled up their identities with the rise and fall of Donald Trump. For this reason, all the Republicans, with rare exception, stand in silence while the president prosecutes what must be called an attempted coup d’etat.
Katie Porter did not question Emily Murphy because the GSA head blew off today’s Biden transition briefing
Add General Services Administration administrator Emily Murphy to the long list of Trump administration officials who have decided respectfully honoring a lawful congressional request is optional.
Many Americans on Monday were excited to see Congresswoman Katie Porter (D-CA) question the GSA head, but it was not to be. Tweets like this one went wild on Monday morning:
GET READY: Today Rep. Katie Porter will ask @GSAEmily and the @USGSA to explain to America why they’re blocking the Biden-Harris team from a proper transfer of power. Every lost day endangers the lives of millions of Americans across the country. pic.twitter.com/DtunHVI3xg
White woman caught stealing anti-Trump sign lectures Black man for ‘disrespecting the current president’
A white woman was caught on video admitting that she stole a sign because it was "disrespecting" President Donald Trump.
The incident was said to have occurred near Tampa, Florida. Video of the confrontation, which was said to have occurred on Election Day, was shared on social media.
The video begins as a Black man confronts the white woman, who has covered her license plate to prevent from being caught.
"Please let me go," the woman says. "Sir, I'm really sorry."
"You're sorry for what?" the man asks.
After the woman seemingly admits that she had taken the sign, the man asks her to "put it back."