According to a tweet from Sara Cook — a producer at CBS — and David Begnaud of CBS NewsRadio, a White House source said the president had a rough 24 hours and the next 48 hours of his treatment for the COVID-19 virus are critical.
Cook’s tweet states, “BREAKING: ‘The president’s vitals over the last 24 hours were very concerning and the next 48 hours will be critical in terms of his care. We’re still not on a clear path to a full recovery.’ –A source familiar with the President’s health, to pool reporters.”
Begnaud added, “White House press pool was just told: ‘The president’s vitals over the last 24hrs were very concerning and the next 48hrs will be critical in terms of his care. We’re still not on a clear path to a full recovery’ •That’s a bleaker picture than Trumps Dr. just painted•”
You can see the tweets below:
BREAKING: “The president’s vitals over the last 24 hours were very concerning and the next 48 hours will be critical in terms of his care. We’re still not on a clear path to a full recovery.”
–A source familiar with the President’s health, to pool reporters
— Sara Cook (@saraecook) October 3, 2020
BREAKING: White House press pool was just told: “The president’s vitals over the last 24hrs were very concerning and the next 48hrs will be critical in terms of his care. We’re still not on a clear path to a full recovery”
•That’s a bleaker picture than Trumps Dr. just painted•
— David Begnaud (@DavidBegnaud) October 3, 2020
Appears WH Chief of Staff Mark Meadows spoke to reporters & contradicted President’s doctor by saying Trump vitals over last 24 hrs were very concerning. Doesn’t give confidence that Chief of Staff wants to be anonymous or that WH & med teams can’t keep story straight. https://t.co/UWnEq4jgih
— Paula Reid (@PaulaReidCBS) October 3, 2020
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On Saturday, The Arizona Republic reported that far-right paramilitary groups are circulating plans to lock down neighborhoods in the Phoenix, Arizona metropolitan area in the event that President Donald Trump is re-elected, supposedly to police left-wing protesters.
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This article first appeared in Salon.
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