Just a week after President Trump was hospitalized for coronavirus, the Trump campaign is insisting that the President has made an unprecedented, lightning-speed recovery at the ripe age of 74.
White House physician Dr. Sean Conley, after remaining largely evasive about critical aspects of the President’s health, sought to clear the President to return to public life: the President is ready for “public engagements” as soon as Saturday.
The President appeared to run with his doctor’s note, announcing late Thursday that he planned to hold a rally in person on Saturday while brushing away a question about whether he has now tested negative for coronavirus.
The Trump reelection campaign has similarly declared that there is “no medical reason” for a virtual presidential debate next week in a concerted messaging effort that President Trump’s COVID-19 battle is all but won.
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