Wednesday, 21 Oct 2020

Mark Meadows says Trump's blood oxygen level "dropped rapidly," but he's doing well now

White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows speaks to reporters about President Trump's positive coronavirus test outside the West Wing of the White House on Friday. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows told Fox News Saturday night that President Trump's blood oxygen level had "dropped rapidly" after he was diagnosed with the coronavirus, but he's now "doing well."

What he's saying: "The biggest thing that we see is … with no fever now and with him doing really well with his oxygen saturation levels, we — yesterday morning, we were real concerned with that," Meadows told Fox News' Jeanine Pirro.

  • "You know, he had a fever and his blood oxygen level had dropped rapidly, and… and yet, in typical style, this — this president was — was up and walking around and, even as the experts from the medical facilities not only at Walter Reed but also Johns Hopkins, got there, they — they looked at his situation and recommended that, out of an abundance of caution, that he come here to Walter Reed."

Go deeper: White House physician says Trump's "not yet out of the woods"

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