That officials now concede he was not getting tested every day cuts against the perception some aides allowed that he was tested so frequently that others didn't need to worry and were okay not wearing masks around him, knowing his disdain for them
. and me on the latest in a White House where people are simultaneously stunned by the virus outbreak there and yet still unconvinced it's a serious illness
Trump still at times sounded like he was trying to catch air. Officials conceded the president was not getting tested every day before his diagnosis.
Trump was not tested every day for Covid and we still don't know when his last negative test was via ,
"Some White House staff members wondered whether Mr. Trump’s behavior was spurred by a cocktail of drugs he has been taking to treat the coronavirus..."
The White House felt to advisers like it was spiraling out of control today even as most aides stayed home, avoiding COVID or suffering from it. Some aides discussing the president's decision to walk into WH without a mask, w sentiment of "It's his house."
‘the president himself was not tested every day, according to two people familiar with the practices’
Staff in residence are in full PPE, including yellow gowns, surgical masks and disposable protective eye covers. While other aides try to insist the WH is a safe work environment and business goes on. Trump’s first day back W/⁦
Some White House staff members wondered whether Mr. Trump’s behavior was spurred by the cocktail of drugs he has been taking to treat the coronavirus, including dexamethasone, a steroid that can...give a false level of energy and a sense of euphoria."
"West Wing aides, shaken by polls showing the president badly trailing Joseph R. Biden Jr., worried that they were living through the final days of the Trump administration."
“Aides said the president’s voice was stronger after his return from the hospital Monday night, but at times he still sounded as if he was trying to catch air.“
"Although he was described as itching to get back into the Oval Office and show that he was in charge, a potential live address to the nation was discussed but scrapped in favor of a planned taped one."
"Among White House advisers, anger grew at Ms. McEnany because her statement announcing her diagnosis appeared to blame Ms. Hicks. There was also frustration from many corners at Mr. Meadows for not doing more to try to protect the staff..."
Dr. Conley today: Trump “reports no symptoms.” NYT tonight: Trump “sounded as if he was trying to catch air.“
I’ll believe that Trump is growing into the presidency when his staff stops talking about him like a toddler. [This is the 1899th tweet in the #ToddlerinChief thread.]
Poetic justice: the madman sick and alone in the White House. Actual justice: coming soon.
"Staff members were told that the White House residence had hired a “well-being” consultant whom they could speak with anonymously, specifically to focus on mental health concerns. Trump’s Return Leaves White House in Disarray as Infections Jolt West Wing