Trump's doctors admit he 'may not be out of woods yet' and will continue on powerful drugs despite him leaving hospital

‘He’s back,' Navy doctor says of his commander in chief

Trump campaign aide claims president's 'firsthand experience' with Covid makes him a stronger candidate

Donald Trump’s military physician said he is returning to the White House even though he "may not entirely be out of the woods yet" and will still receive powerful drugs once back at the executive mansion.

Dr Sean Conley again sidestepped a number of questions during what has become a daily update briefing, including when the president had his last positive coronavirus test and how the medical team could ensure Mr Trump would be safe quarantining at the White House.

The Navy doctor did not rule out that Mr Trump could soon return to the campaign trail: “About travel, we’ll see.” 

“He’s back,” Dr Conley said of the president, saying laws that protect any patient’s privacy prevent him from discussing certain tests like chest scans.

The physician said there is no evidence of “live virus” in Mr Trump’s system, which he claimed means he is less at risk of spreading it to others.

Dr Conley smirked as he dodged questions and said things like “we send patients home all the time with drugs” while ignoring the powerful nature of the ones Mr Trump is on.

But the medical team was unable to guarantee the Mr Trump would ride out the rest of his quarantine period in the White House residence. Asked if he would be moving around inside the White House, perhaps even working from the Oval Office, Dr Conley merely said the medical team would do whatever they need to to help Mr Trump do his day job.

Register for free to continue reading

Registration is a free and easy way to support our truly independent journalism

By registering, you will also enjoy limited access to Premium articles, exclusive newsletters, commenting, and virtual events with our leading journalists

Please enter a valid email
Please enter a valid email
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Please enter your first name
Special characters aren’t allowed
Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters
Please enter your last name
Special characters aren’t allowed
Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters
You must be over 18 years old to register
You must be over 18 years old to register
Opt-out-policy
You can opt-out at any time by signing in to your account to manage your preferences. Each email has a link to unsubscribe.

By clicking ‘Create my account’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Already have an account? sign in

By clicking ‘Register’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Register for free to continue reading

Registration is a free and easy way to support our truly independent journalism

By registering, you will also enjoy limited access to Premium articles, exclusive newsletters, commenting, and virtual events with our leading journalists

Already have an account? sign in

By clicking ‘Register’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Join our new commenting forum

Join thought-provoking conversations, follow other Independent readers and see their replies

Comments

Thank you for registering

Please refresh the page or navigate to another page on the site to be automatically logged inPlease refresh your browser to be logged in