Day 1,353: White House can’t keep story straight about Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis, symptoms

One of the biggest challenge for the White House in dealing with managing communications related to Donald Trump’s diagnosis of COVID-19 has been they haven’t been trustworthy sources of information for four years. Lacking all credibility, no one particularly believes any update.

The White House gave no reason to think otherwise Saturday.

Trump’s doctor, White House physician Sean Conley, and White House chief of staff, Mark Meadows, have said dramatically different things about Trump’s condition in past day.

At one point, Conley said that Trump’s treatment started Wednesday (despite a public diagnosis of Thursday) before later claiming he misspoke.

People have real questions about Trump’s health, as it has national security and election consequences for every American. Yet Conley has been extremely coy, while Meadows is revealing quite a bit more and the information doesn’t really align.

Pieced together, while the White House is trying to show an improving situation, behind the scenes show a petrified and quite ill Trump and a very fluid situation.

For months, Trump and his team have flagrantly disregarded the risk of contracting and spreading COVID-19. Now, finger-pointing, misinformation and dysfunction abound, as Trump sits at Walter Reed hospital, his true condition largely shielded from the world as unreliable narrators give updates every few hours.

1,353 days in, 109 to go

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