Mark Meadows, Mr. Trump’s former chief of staff, said in his new book that the weakened president’s blood oxygen level reached 86 during a harrowing fight against the coronavirus.
“I’ve spent a lot of time at Walter Reed,” Mr. Biden said as he left the White House for the visit on Friday. “They’re great Americans. They’re great people.”
The president continued to play down the threat of the virus, but the event that the White House had previewed as a huge “peaceful protest for law and order” was uncharacteristically brief.
The president appeared eager to be back at the White House and dispel any questions about his capacity after being diagnosed with the coronavirus, despite continuing questions about his health.
Central to the job is a willingness to say yes to the president no matter what he asks. Now, that means subjecting an agent’s health to the whims of a contagious president.
The system of military doctors has so hampered the public’s right to know that a commission should be established to re-evaluate the practice, critics say.
As President Trump remained hospitalized, the situation was an example of why politicians are advised to be humble, or act humble, if they can possibly stand it.
What is known so far about what happened in the days leading up to the president’s hospitalization.
The president is hospitalized. The public doesn’t need to know every detail, but they don’t deserve to be misled.
Conflicting accounts of the president’s condition underline the fact that the public does not have a definitive answer about the president’s health.
The president’s medical team refused to provide critical details and left open the impression that he was known to be sick a day earlier than previously reported, forcing them to backtrack later.
Dr. Conley, who was appointed as President Trump’s physician in 2018, specializes in osteopathic medicine.
The president was flown to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, where officials said he would stay for several days. Aides said Mr. Trump was experiencing coughing, congestion and fever, symptoms that worsened through the day.
For service members like me, Tricare health insurance and the limited number of military medical facilities offering fertility treatments add more stress to an already emotional process.
President Trump has repeatedly ridiculed Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s fitness to be president. Mr. Biden’s campaign has called it a smear that has backfired.