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CBS 2 News AM News Update 10-05-20
"I'm wondering the biggest and hear the stories making news at this hour today lawyers for Illinois Highschool athletes are heading to court fighting to get high impact sports on the field as soon as possible as of now, those sports won't start until spring yesterday a group March to Governor Jay Pritzker calling for them to resume students say not being able to play and jeopardising scholarships is causing stress and anxiety president. Donald trump is again waking up inside Walter Reed Medical Center as he continues his treatment for the corona virus. He's been there since Friday after his oxygen levels dropped and it's physicians now say he's doing well and could be discharged as early as today early voting already underway in Illinois and there had been almost half a million applications to cast a vote by mail. That's nearly four times as many requests made than the primary just this past March almost thirty, six hundred people voted in person at the loop super site here forecast mostly sunny a high around sixty two degrees. From CBS to newsroom I'm Andrea it'd be gifts.
CBS 2 NEWS AM Update 10-04-20
"I'm Ugo de Guay here are the stories making news at this hour President Donald Trump is still at Walter Reed Medical Center this morning battling the corona virus in a video. He tweeted he says, he thinks he's doing better but knows the next few days are critical tests for his health? His doctor says, the president's medical team remains cautiously optimistic but he's not out of the woods yet. There's a local Chicago tied to the drug that's being administered to the President White House staff say. President trump got his second dose from desert today. We've learned drug has gone through many clinical trials here in Chicago. The Kobe nineteen outbreak in Illinois just reached a grim milestone. As of yesterday they have been more than three hundred thousand cases. That's after adding more than twenty, four, hundred on Saturday. Today's weather we're in for mostly sunny but cool Sunday with temps in the mid fifties. Join US ON CBS to or CBS CHICAGO DOT COM for news updates around the clock I moved eat way.
Washington officials respond to Trump's 'reckless and nonsense' Covid tweet
"Top officials in Washington state are responding to President Trump's tweet that said, don't be afraid of Covid kyw's Austin Jenkins reports before he left Walter Reed Medical Center, trump tweeted feeling really good. Don't be afraid of Cova don't let it dominate your life. He concluded by saying I feel better than I did twenty years ago. The tweet group swift condemnation nationally in Washington governor Jay inslee issued a statement calling the president's comments reckless and nonsense his only statement now should be an acknowledgement that. Cove it is dangerous instinct said, the governor added that it's easy for trump to downplay the dangers because of the medical care he has access to in a separate statement secretary of Health John Weisman called the president's tweets highly irresponsible and said, it makes every public health officials job that much more difficult he added. The covert is a serious disease that is easily spread insulin. Later tweeted from his campaign account. Don't be a spreader be a protector wear a mask. I'm Austin Jenkins in Olympia.
Monitor Show 04:00 07-12-2020 04:00
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CBS 2 News AM News Update 10-06-20
"From the CBS to newsroom I'm Ryan Baker with your Tuesday morning headlines. President. Donald. Trump is back at the White House this morning after spending three days at Walter Reed Medical Center he received extensive treatment for Covid nineteen. The president tweeted a video telling Americans he's feeling as good as he has in twenty years and not to be afraid of the Corona Virus Chicago, Mary Lightfoot, it's ready to unveil her plans to tackle the city's record one point two, billion dollar budget gap a massive shortfall caused by the covid nineteen pandemic the mayor. Now, she'll deliver her annual budget address on October twenty, first city hall layoffs, and possible property tax hikes are expected to be part of the solution. Ruth's Chris Restaurant in Chicago. What's closing for good the popular steakhouse shutdown temporarily during the pandemic, the chain took some heat for accepting twenty million dollars in federal relief money. Ruth's Chris later returned it after public backlash. A warming trend begins today with sunny skies and a high of seventy to stay up to date on the CBS CHICAGO APP and CBS in Chicago I'm Ryan Baker.
CBS 2 NEWS AM Update10-03-20
"I'M GONNA dig way here are the stories making news at this hour President Donald. Trump will wake up at Walter Reed Medical Center this morning as he undergoes treatment for the coronavirus, his medical team says he's doing well, but doesn't explain why the president was given the experimental drug regenerate, which right now does not have FDA approval Notre Dame's president is now in quarantine father John Jenkins has tested positive for covid nineteen. And reports having mild symptoms. Jenkins, was at the White House last Saturday for Amy Kuney Barrett Supreme Court Nomination Indiana reported a record number of covid cases on Friday nearly fifteen hundred people infected with thirteen additional deaths. The state lifted most of its restrictions days ago whether today mainly overcast with a high of fifty seven degrees join us on CBS to or CBS CHICAGO DOT COM for news updates around the clock I'm Mugabe.
NPR News: 10-06-2020 8PM ET
"Live from NPR news. I'm Jack Speer House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says, president trump is showing his true colors by ending corona virus relief talks, NPR's Claudia Gra solace reports. Pelosi issued the statement after trump directed administration officials to stop negotiations. Pelosi told her colleagues that trump made the move in an act of desperation. He's asking Republicans to focus instead on confirming his Supreme Court justice nominee Amy Coney Barrett Pelosi is also accusing trump. Of Putting himself I at the expense of the country this all but quashed any chance of meeting in the middle somewhere between the Democrats two trillion dollar proposal and the Republicans one trillion dollar plan policy calls it a sign that the White House, was in disarray this week Fed Chair Jerome Powell warned that too little support from Congress good hurt the economy clotting and he silas NPR news Washington facebook has removed a post from. President, trump that falsely stated the crow viruses less deadly than the seasonal flu NPR's Windsor Johnston reports trump's claim comes a day after he was released from Walter Reed Medical Center where he was treated for Covid nineteen on his facebook page trump claimed that Kobe nineteen is less deadly than the flu in most populations facebook later removed the post saying it violated its rules against harmful misinformation. Trump also posted the same message on twitter. At Post is still viewable but twitter has slapped a warning label on it. This isn't the first time. Trump has downplayed the seriousness of the coronavirus shortly before he was discharged from Walter Reed Medical Center on Monday he posted a tweet telling people not to be afraid of the virus tonight confirmation that White House adviser. Stephen. Miller is the latest trump stafford a test positive for the virus facebook is a financial support of NPR. And a report from the United Nations is warning still bursts are expected to rise globally in the coming year. Almost two million babies are stillborn around the world. Each year NPR's Maria Dory reports the krona virus pandemic having dire consequences for maternal health. The report finds the vast majority of stillbirths occur in low and middle income countries. It says most stillbirths due to poor quality of care during pregnancy and birth in richer nations. Rates of still births are much higher among racial and ethnic minorities. In the US, for example, black women have nearly twice the risk of stillbirth compared to white women. Many countries have seen a huge drop in available health services including maternal care during the pandemic. The report warns that a fifty percent reduction in health services could result in nearly two hundred thousand additional stillbirths over the next year in poor countries Maria da NPR. News stocks lost ground on Wall Street today the Dow Jones Industrial Average down. Three. Hundred and seventy, five points to twenty seven, thousand, seven, seventy, two, the Nasdaq fell one hundred seventy seven points today. This is NPR. The administration of Wisconsin Governor Tony vs issuing a new order limiting the size of indoor public hearings. Wisconsin has become a hotspot for the corona virus over the past month at schools and colleges reopened and fatigue over mask wearing in social distancing mounts. issued. Today by the Democratic governor would cap public indoor gatherings at twenty five percent of a room where buildings capacity the order takes effect Friday. Eddie van. Halen. Has died according to a post son Wolf Guitarist I this morning after a long battle with cancer. He was sixty five years old NPR's Andrew Limbaugh Eddie. Van Halen had an undeniable impact on the sound of rock music. I'll get out of the way and get shredding. Eddie van. Halen was a guitar God as the songwriter of the band van. Halen. He carried it to the top ten with songs like one. It's love and jump. Van Halen was born in Amsterdam and grew up worshipping Eric Clapton by nine, hundred, seventy, four he and his brother formed van Halen be interband relationships between siblings and rotating lead singers were always tumultuous. But Eddie van Halen was the band's rock in more ways than one Andrew Limbaugh and news airplane builder. Boeing, says, it anticipates the effects of the coronavirus pandemic will be long lasting in terms of its business model like resulting bruce demand for new jets for much of the next decade Boeing European rival Airbus dominate the airplane business. I'm Jack. Speer. NPR News.
WFOR CBS4 AM UPDATE 10-05-20
"CBS for news headlines are sponsored by your Volkswagen dealers of south Florida checkout local offers at VW FLORIDA DOT COM. Hello Amerigo Rodriguez are your CBS four news headlines President Donald Trump who was admitted to Walter Reed Medical Center last week could be discharged as today according to doctors white. House physician Sean Conley says the president's condition is improving the president oxygen level dip to concerning levels both Friday and Saturday president. Trump also drove past supporters standing outside of Walter Reed Medical Center while wearing a mask students across Miami Dade. County are preparing I staggered return to classrooms. They begin today students in pre K.. Kindergarten first grade and those with disabilities return to the classrooms this past weekend superintendent, Alberto, Carvalho toward classrooms and bus facilities. To ensure the proper safety measures were being taken -tudents. We'll see a security checkpoint socially distanced deaths and other safety measures to keep children safe when they returned to the classrooms today Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, and his wife Jill are expected to make a campaign stop today in Miami, the former vice president and his wife will visit the Little Haiti Cultural Center before delivering. Remarks, Little Havana then Joe Biden will participate in a town hall while Jill Biden heads to a women for Biden event in Boca Raton vitamin was also tested for Cope in nineteen yesterday and his test results came back negative and in sports to Miami he take game three of the NBA finals from the Los Angeles Lakers beating them one fifteen to one four Jimmy Butler recorded forty points in the triple double despite the heat played without it's best to players that play Lakers on Tuesday night. In game four with the Lakers leading the series two, one, the Miami Dolphins woes of the season continue after thirty one, twenty, three loss to the visiting Seattle Seahawks quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick through three hundred fifteen yards and one rushing touchdown. But threw two interceptions dolphins. Now look to a match up on Sunday in the West Coast Against San Francisco Forty niners Mitchell join us later for CBS News Tonight at eleven and remember we're on CBS MIAMI DOT COM. Those are your CBS News headlines I'm miserable.
President Trump's COVID-19 Treatment Reveals Unequal Burden Of The Disease
"It's not quite an ad or an official White House announcement. There aren't even words just this music and the image of marine one touching down on the South Lawn at the White House in gold and our light. President Trump tweeted the video just hours after he was released from hospital. In it he steps out of the helicopter behind a nasty marine trump. Also wearing a mask walks up the stairs leading up to the white. House balcony. Then pausing at the top, the president takes off his mask stuffs it into his pocket and gives a thumbs up and to salute. I just left Walter Reed Medical Center. and. It's really something very special. The doctors, the nurses, the first responders in another video that followed his return from hospitalization trump sent this message and one thing that's for certain. Don't let it dominate you. Don't be afraid of it. You're going to beat it. We have the best even though he will keep getting medical at the White House even though his doctors say he's quote not out of the woods yet but in the video, trump is all positively out there be careful. We have the best medicines in the world and it all happened very shortly and they're all getting approved and the vaccines coming momentarily. Thank you very much and Walter Reed what a group of people very much. In the period since the president tested positive for Covid nineteen last Thursday. The country is on pace to record another two hundred thousand cases of infection with the virus. That brings the total to about seven and a half million cases nationwide. CONSIDER THIS ONE DONALD TRUMP GETS CORONA virus. He gets flown by helicopter to a world-class hospital with top doctors and experimental treatments. Most Americans don't from NPR I'm audie Cornish. It's Tuesday October sixth. With the unemployment rate at record highs right now, millions of Americans are without health insurance this week on through line however, healthcare became tied to our jobs and how a temporary solution turned into an everlasting problem. Listen now through line from NPR where we go back in time to understand the present. It's considered this from NPR. As president, trump recovers from the corona virus in the White House cases here in the US or taking up about forty thousand new cases every day a lot lower than the peak back in late July. But over the last few weeks, it started to trend upward. There are students back in school. Some people are going back to the office and cold weather is rolling in record ours still around still with us Dr Jamile. First hand he's the ICU medical director at the hospital in the Rio Grande Valley in Texas where he experienced what he called a Su- Nami of covid patients. The summer are in a much better place right now than we were a few months ago or we still getting cases still getting infected people and people being admittedly ospital. The virus still here and it's not going away. He listened to trump's comments last night and he says, he understands why trump is speaking the way he is to the public. But at the same time, we also have to sympathize with the tragedies that have occurred in the past including the deaths of over two hundred, thousand people and people that have been impacted by that. Remember that for every person that has succumbed to the disease, they might be another fifty, one hundred people who know that person who who have been traumatized or been affected by the disease. So talk about millions of people have been affected in one way or the other from this disease. The President says quote don't be afraid of covert don't let it dominate your life. Dr Mahdi's message is a little different. We've definitely need to respect it. We'd have need to be cautious. Marshall Hatch is the pastor of new Mount Pilgrim church. On the west side of Chicago. We I spoke to him in the spring after his older sister wrote a gene hatch died of covid nineteen. Today he told my colleague, Elsa. Chang about how the president's message don't let it dominate your life founded to him and his family. Still Grieving. Over, the loss of my sister. And Agreement along with over two hundred, thousand other Americans and we. Of course thought that that attitude that we saw that dislike very insensitive almost insulting to us I mean we still in pain and mourning or we want the nor the family experience what we're experiencing. And we want our pain and grief ancestors memory to be taken seriously a life Matt. Are you worried that there are people in your community who will actually believe the president's message this idea that you should not be afraid of Covid when you and your family personally know how dangerous Cova can be. Well, you know I think that people in our community i. mean there's some sense Aban appalled at the president quite frankly. I think many of US suspected that. When the narrative, of Kovin, nineteen again to be concentrated in the black community as sort of like a black and Brown and poor people people's disease I think we were afraid that the country would simply move on and just of kind of certain people as expendable. and. We WanNA. Keep communicating that the people in our community not expendable. Over the people in your congregation who are on top of grieving community members that have been lost are now financially suffering during this pandemic I'm curious how much of the president's message about getting back to normal life? Is Resonating with them, you know this idea of doing without social distancing requirements even though the virus is still spreading our our people receptive to that message or is there still a great deal of cautioning community? Were you know I just don't think that people in this community. Of think that we can afford to take this president serious. I mean as his experience is so far removed from hours and then people like my family quite frankly we were insulted by the Cavalier aways that the president. Has talked about this the virus. And the ways that he's almost a boastful sense. Express how good his care has been when we hear on the bottom. have much less access to the high quality of health care. I mean, it really is almost obscene to have somebody in that position. Basically negate the meaning of other people's lives that are suffering you on the bottom. It adds to the tragedy quite frankly to have. The that kind of nonsense coming out of the White House to hear him talk. So casually about the virus knowing that he's receiving around the clock healthcare a whole. Panoply of treatments some experimental that a lot of people where you are just don't have access to and the Times that I personally have into the cemetery over and over and over again, some of covert, some of it people underlying conditions, some of the kind of violence that comes from this concentrated poverty and the despair. It's so far removed from reality is very difficult to take this process seriously. You know when we talk to you back in April as the pandemic resurging, you had said that just the sheer number of people killed by Cope in nineteen in Chicago was so staggering. Even, begin to take stock of the loss it hasn't stopped. I mean, it's nonstop. And it feels every bit of a pandemic at this level and in this community. Where we will have to. See. On the other side of this to really look back and calculate what we've lost. I really can't calculate yet because the losses keep coming in their staggering. That's the Reverend Marshall Hatch of new Mount, Pilgrim church the west side of Chicago. His sister roggin hatch died from Cova nineteen, the spring. As the reverend just noted, the vast majority of Americans don't have access to the kind of care that the president receives. That disparity is even greater for Black Latino in native communities. All three of those groups have seen higher rates of infection hospitalization and death than their white neighbors. Now. The State of California is taking action to try to address that. As of Tuesday, the state will implement what it's calling an equity requirement on its thirty five largest counties before those counties can enact reopening measures. That means places like Los Angeles have to bring down levels of the virus and the hardest hit communities before moving into the next phase of reopening. To California's Health Secretary Dr Mark Galli for a county to be able to move forward with confidence and success bringing all of their communities along with reduced transmission, watching all of the case rates. Flooding the communities that need testing with that making sure that we have enough disease investigators and supporting isolation really allow the county as a whole the move forward, even sooner and with greater confidence because the disparate levels of transmission within a single county can really lead to problems for the entire county as the level of mixing. Meanwhile, we reopened more of our business sectors. Occurs. So, it's not a lift, all boats situation you're saying that it, it doesn't make sense to reopen further if you don't get the infection rates under control certain areas absolutely I mean, we know that. So many of the communities that have the disproportionate impact are in fact, the essential workers and the people who travel on public transportation and move into all parts of the community. So really this is not just a focus on. The the and ethnic impacts of covid but really a strategy to make sure we address transmission in a wise and thoughtful way across our state. Fundamentally the disparities that made this so hard on Latino communities. Black communities native communities. Have to do with lack of access to healthcare, distrust of government authorities right and and just the need to make a living people having to work even under the threat of illness does this address any of that? Well we believe that it certainly gives us a greater path to addressing some of it. In the short run we focus on creating access to testing we create. Better stronger lines of communication between. Public Health officials, and those communities causing us to hire and bring on more bilingual staff. They can relate and connect with the target population. So we believe it both focuses on Covid, but also gives us a pathway to continue to increase our connection and deepened impact with communities that on. So many health measures have faced a disproportionate impact of disease and other bad outcomes. Dr Mark Galli California's Health Secretary. It's considered from NPR. I'm audie. Cornish. Consider this is a partnership between NPR and Wmu to help you understand the news that is happening around the world, and here in the Washington region please keep listening and downloading. We'll be here every Wednesday afternoon with news about the Washington region as well as your national news.
Full Episode: Sunday, October 3, 2020
"Tonight president trump battling covid nineteen as his doctors reveal new details about his infection and treatment. What he just did moments ago president trump in a motorcade mask on driving by waving to supporters outside of this hospital this after sharing a video message saying he feels good. But that the next couple of days will be the real test the president's doctors outside of Walter Reed Medical Center saying he could be discharged as early as Monday, but after withholding key information yesterday now, acknowledging the President's oxygen level drops twice also developing tonight, the outbreak at the White House as the list of infections grows the crowd gathered in the Rose Garden for the judge Amy Cody Barrett announcement. Many without masks at least eight people, they're testing positive the virus taking hold on the president's debate prep team. So who else may have been exposed the race for twenty twenty Joe Biden's team saying he wanted the debate to go on as the Democratic nominee is again tested for covert nineteen and with President trump off the campaign trail who will rally his supporters and the new rule at this week's vice presidential debate New New York City shutdowns mayor threatening action as cases fight proposing to shutdown schools and non essential businesses in nine neighborhoods. Also, tonight infections on the rise in thirty two states and Puerto Rico, and the blockbuster blow would one major movie chain is considering. The season stunner as Kobe nineteen cases are confirmed in the NFL. A major matchup delayed. One of the biggest stars testing positive with the League is doing to try to stop the outbreak. Tropical threats tonight, tropical storm Gamma wreaking havoc in the Gulf tonight where it's heading next and the new system we are tracking. The deadly flooding overseas the home swept away. And the neighborhood blast dramatic new video tonight showing the frightening moment of fireball nights and debris goes flying. From ABC News World. Headquarters in. This world news tonight. Good evening. Thanks for joining us. On this Sunday, I'm Tom Llamas we begin tonight with President trump receiving treatment for Kobe nineteen ready for a third night. At the Walter Reed Medical Center moments ago take a look president trump surprising supporters gathered outside the hospital wearing a mask and flashing two thumbs up as the motorcade passed and a new message posted today president trump saying he has learned. A, lot about the virus describing his experience. This way quote I learned it by really going to school adding I get it today his team of doctors led by his physician Dr Shawn. Conley insisting he is doing very well and that he could be ready for discharge as early as tomorrow commonly also pressed why he withheld information about the president's health yesterday now acknowledging the president's oxygen. Levels. Dip. Twice, he says he was trying to reflect the president's quote upbeat attitude chief of Staff Mark. Meadows seen with those doctors today to yesterday's confusion telling reporters the president's vital signs over the past twenty four hours had been very concerning and many tonight taking a closer look at this image right here just over one week ago in the Rose Garden as president trump announced judge Amy Coney Barrett. As pick for the Supreme Court. Most without masks at least eight people there now positive. There are outstanding questions tonight about the president contracted the virus how long he's been contagious and how many others may be at risk including Joe Biden who shared the debate stage with President Trump for ninety minutes on Tuesday night. ABC White House correspondent. Rachel Scott leads our coverage tonight from outside wall to read. Tonight. In a surprise, move the president taking his motorcade outside Walter Reed Medical Center. You could see him in a mask waving to supporters who have been lined up for hours wishing him well in a new video saying he's learned a lot about the virus during his experience at the hospital. This is the real school. This is, let's read the book school and get it. I. UNDERSTAND IT AND IT'S Very interesting thing to be letting you know about it earlier the doctor responsible for the president's health walking up to the microphone to give an update on his patient and update his own statements Dr Shawn Conley. Explaining why he intentionally withheld information from the American people saying he didn't raise alarm of trying to reflect the the the upbeat attitude that the. Team the president that of course of illness had Didn't want to give any any information that might steer the course of illness in another direction and in doing. So came off that we're trying to hide something twin this true. And so have. The white. House releasing these images, the president out of bed and behind the desk. Walter Reed Medical Center saying he continues to improve but the mixed messages from positions and the administration raise questions about the true nature of his condition today. Calmly telling reporters, he did administer oxygen to the president at the White House on Friday, for about an hour after his blood oxygen dropped and he had a high fever sources. Tell US trump had trouble breathing concern for possible rabbit progression of the illness. I recommended the president. We try some supplemental oxygen. See how he'd respond that admission coming after he made false statements while evading repeated questions just twenty four hours earlier yesterday and today he was not on. Thursday no oxygen not at this moment. Yeah, and yesterday with the team Well, while we were all here, he was not on accident. Conley has already backtracked on the timing of the president's diagnosis and adding to the confusion minutes. After he delivered a rosy assessment of trump's condition, we remain cautiously optimistic. But he's doing great White House chief. Assaf Mark Meadows warned trump's vitals over the last twenty four hours were very concerning cautioning the next forty eight hours will be critical in terms of his care reiterating those comments last night on Fox News yesterday morning we were we were real concerned with that. He had a fever and as blood oxygen level at drop. Rapidly today reporters asked who statement should we believe the president's physician or the White House Chief of staff seen rubbing his head during the briefing I think his statement was misconstrued. What he meant was that twenty four hours ago when he and I were are checking on the president that there was that momentary episode of the high fever and that temporary drop. In the separation hours later, the president irritated with meadows sought to reassure the American people himself. I came here wasn't feeling so well, I feel much better. Now, you don't know over the next period of a few days I guess that's the real test. So we'll be seeing what happens over those next next couple of days doctors say the president is continuing from Desa, Vir an antiviral treatment and has begun a steroid after his blood oxygen levels a second time yesterday there's another episode where he dropped down ninety three percent his ever feel sure to breath watched it. Returned backup tonight it's still unclear just how many people connected to the president have been exposed to the virus his close aide whole pigs tested positive on Thursday despite having close contact with Hicks all week that day the president traveled to Bedminster for campaign fund raiser. Meeting with about one hundred supporters like Charlie. Coleen who told ABC News he got tested after the campaign reach out to him. Friday. I was surprised to hear that the president did have corona virus given how healthy and. He did sound that event Coleen tested negative but after the news of the president's own positive test broke just before one am Friday the list of others infected seemed to grow by the hour three more people tested positive for the virus kopecks tested positive for Covid nineteen three. Senate Republicans have now tested positive for corona virus today word the president's personal assistant and Bodyman Nick. Luna seen next to Hicks Boarding Air Force One without a mask. Wednesday is also positive. We still don't know how long the president has been contagious when he contracted the virus and health experts fear last week celebration. Of Supreme Court nominee judge amy conybeare it may have been a super spreader event at a reception inside the White House that day gas mask Lewis and close together. The same was true out side when the president introduced Barrett several in the audience would later test positive including senator, Thom Tillis Senator, Mike, Lee, Kellyanne conway the first lady, the president of the University of Notre Dame and former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie spotted here hugging other attendees. Christie was also at the White House on Monday part of the team prepping the president for Tuesday's debate in Cleveland knows wearing masks in the room. When we were prepping the president during that period of time. Now, five of the nine Maher are positive and ABC News contributor revealing overnight due to a history of asthma. He checked himself into a hospital as a precautionary measure and is experiencing mild symptoms. And as we wish the governor speedy recovery, let's get right to Rachel with us now at side of Walter. Reed Rachel. There were a lot of developments today. We saw the president just now waving to supporters his doctors do say he's improving and if all things go well, they're saying he could be released as early as tomorrow. The president's medical team says that he looks and feels as well as he does today that he could be back at the White House as early as tomorrow, and we'll continue this treatment there Tom Real Scott with the latest from Walter Reed Rachel. Thank you. Of course. So many Americans concerned about the president's condition. Let's get right to ABC News Chief Medical correspondent Dr Jen, Ashton, and Dr. we just saw the president they're waving to supporters the president's medical team stained positive, and we hope indeed he is recovering but we've been covering this virus long enough to know what the strangest aspects to cope with nineteen is it can almost trick a patient into thinking recovering and then strike even harder. Certainly. Tom. That drive by was surprised. But yes, this virus has shown us that it is mysterious. The symptoms can come and go it can wax and wane, and that is precisely why in medicine we are so reluctant to make a long term or even short term prognosis about a patient's future. But one development today Tom that really stood out to me the decision to add the steroid deck Samatha zone to the patient's treatment regimen. This is the only drug that has shown a survival benefit in clinical trials, but it also indicates that the President's disease is non being considered mild. Dr Jen Ashton with that important update tonight Dr Jen. We do move on to this unprecedented new phase in the race for twenty twenty with just one month until Americans vote and no clear answer about when president trump may be able to resume camping at the same time Joe Biden's team saying the Democratic nominee hopes to proceed with the next debate with proper safety precautions in place that will include this week's vice presidential debate where the candidates will be separated now by twelve feet here's ABC's Andrew. DENVER. Tonight the Biden campaign wishing the president a speedy recovery and hoping the second showdown between the candidates goes on his schedule. We hope that he has well and and able to debate if he is Joe, Biden will certainly be there just thirty days to go until election day. The president's diagnosis has thrust the campaign into turmoil Joe Biden and his wife. Jill. We're both tested today after reporting negative test. Friday. Biden's last contact with the president Tuesday's. Debate. Stage in Cleveland and now it's time for their running mates to face off ahead of Wednesday's vice presidential debate. Senator Kamala Harris says she's prepared for a barrage of lies I. Guess the biggest spend just to be candid with you is to be prepared for what is I think very likely to be a series of untruths and Vice President Mike Pence has said he's ready to take on the former prosecutor I. think she is a skilled debater. But. I can't wait to get salt lake and beyond the stage whether sources tell ABC News they will be seated and space twelve feet apart after the Biden campaign requested more space after the debate pence who tested negative today will hold an in person make America. Great. Again, event in Arizona expecting a large crowd with limited or no social distancing questions. Mount about is potential exposure to the president and when the president may have been contagious we know he was in the Oval Office with the president on Tuesday the White House though insists pence wasn't near the president after he tested positive president trump tweeted a message of thanks to his supporters who gathered outside of Walter Reed, Medical Center this weekend. been out here for a long time and that got trump flags and they love our country and his campaign is doing what they can to move forward with the candidate out of commission is get back on his feet and. Crack Jokes and ask questions about the campaign planning virtual and in person campaign events calling this latest push operation Maga-. Already, some trump's staffers and surrogates in Iowa were seen not wearing masks on the first leg of their team trump bus tour biden took his message to voters virtually this weekend and he's pulling all negative ads so I don't want to be Attacking, the president and the first lady. But staying strong on his message masks save lives this is not about freedom it's about patriotism. Right Andrew Denver. Join us now and Andrew another major issue in this campaign, the Supreme Court and this cove nineteen break in and around the White House could complicate the Senate race to confirm Judge Amy Conybeare it before the election. We'll Tom Republicans say that they're timeline is still on track, but they are holding onto a razor thin majority. When it comes to this process, two GOP senators have already said they do not support moving forward with vote before the election to other Republican senators in the Judiciary Committee have tested positive for covid nineteen. If they're not healthy time for that vote, the net could jeopardize the entire. Time Line Tom All right Andrew thank you. Of course the president's covert fight comes as the world remains gripped by the pandemic today global cases topping thirty, five million and here in the US death toll still rising. Now closing in on two hundred, ten, thousand lives lost at the same time the mayor of New York City threatening dramatic action as nine new hotspots emerge. Here's ABC's Trevor Old. Tonight a major reversal New York City now threatening to shut down schools and businesses in nine hotspot neighborhoods home to more than half a million people. The goal here is to do everything. We can to stop something bigger from happening right now thirty two states and Puerto. Rico reporting rising cases tonight, the president's positive test Friday just one of more than fifty four thousand new infections reported that day. The most sense mid August on Saturday Wisconsin logging nearly twenty nine, hundred new cases a record high paired with record hospitalizations and deaths. This week, our hospitals are getting to acquaint where they're getting overwhelmed. So we don't do something. Now we're going to be in serious trouble this week North Dakota with record high hospitalizations and deaths Brian Bushnell's fighting the virus on a ventilator his wife read is infected to. You this close it really is a big deal Kentucky hitting a daily record in cases. On Saturday, the state's governor now pleading with people to be responsible everybody needs to be wearing a mask no more being casual time to be urging. But in many areas, health experts, dire warnings are getting ignored deputy shutting down this massive charity car show east of Los Angeles. For violating local guidelines and fraternities still causing concern one, hundred, forty, four people testing positive at the University of Washington's Greek row is a big problem obviously, but the pandemic still taking a heavy economic toll as well. The owner of Regal cinemas considering temporarily closing it's more than five hundred theaters nationwide after reporting a loss of more than one and a half billion dollars. The decision whether to close schools in non essential businesses in those nine hotspot neighborhoods here in New York City will ultimately be up to Governor Cuomo if approved, that could take effect as early as Wednesday Tom. Okay. Trevor Thank you for that and one more on the corona virus. This Sunday as new infections caused the NFL to shuffle their schedule for a second time in a week and with new questions about whether the League is doing enough here's ABC's Janai. Norman. Tonight Covert Nineteen infecting the NFL shuffling week four of the League schedule as more players tested positive for the coronavirus. I took the league used to look at possibly abbreviating schedule down to fourteen games but I do believe bubbling in the playoffs reality Sunday scheduled New England patriots game against the Kansas City chiefs moved to Monday following positive cova tests on both teams including quarterback Cam Newton the Patriots, saying in a statement that other players and staff who've been in close contact with Newton, received point of care tests. This morning and all were negative for Cova nineteen. This just days after the Pittsburgh steelers game against the Tennessee, Titans was rescheduled for October twenty fifth after an outbreak within the Titans Organization the Associated Press reporting at least twenty people testing positive about half of them, players and New Orleans Saints full-back Michael Burton now cleared after what's believed to have been a false positive test Saturday. They basically have to co exist with something that has been utterly predictable with covid would impact the League as the season wore on. And the NFL is doing extensive testing and now possibly considering bubbling at least for the play offs that bubble ideas, what we saw with the NHL and the NBA both of those leagues. Now we're wrapping up essentially cove free seasons. Tom Have the bubble seeming to work Gina thank you and there is much more ahead of world news tonight this Sunday through threaten the tropics tropical storm Gamma major shift after battering parts of Mexico where it's heading and the system right behind it likely to become a hurricane in the Gulf. Our Rob Marciano was standing by and the neighborhood rocked. What caused this frightening home explosion stay with us. Right now, small businesses have to be more efficient than ever, and that means every higher is critical indeed is here to help indeed, Dot com is the number one job site in the world because they get you the best people fast you only pay for what you need can posh counted any time and there are no long term contracts right now indeed is offering our listeners a free seventy, five dollars credit to boost the visibility of your job post at indeed dot com slash David indeed dot com slash David m terms and conditions apply offer valid through December thirty first. Back, those deadly wildfires in California, the fires. Now surpassing a record four, million acres burned more than twenty wildfires are still burning in the state right now meanwhile, the tropics tropical storm gamma making a major shift late today with another system right behind it. Let's get right to Rob Marciano now in Norwalk Connecticut with this breaking weather alert rob good evening. Good Evening Tom, we are doubly concerned tonight especially with this second system that could very well be our next major hurricane and the Gulf of Mexico. Let's deal with I now just off the coast of the Yucatan, it has stalled. So more damaging rain expected there. It'll continue its drift along the Mexican coast and then make a turn to the north. That's a big shift. See. We've seen what it does after that were unclear. What we're more worried about is this storm potential tropical cyclone number. Twenty, six already hurricane warnings out for Cuba. We expected to strengthen get into the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday Thursday, Friday potentially a cat two storm along the northern Gulf by the end of the week watching that very closely as for the fires hot and dry again today but a big pattern shift that will bring cooler weather if not some rain to some of those fire areas this week Tom, the East and West, both busy. Alright rob thanks for that time now for the index in. The deadly floods at the french-italian border video showing a home swept away by raging water niece the mayor they're calling it the worst flooding disaster in the area for more than a century at least two people dead including a firefighter killed during a rescue operation nearly two dozen people still missing and back here at home and explosion caught on camera. Take a look at this at traffic camera capturing the frightening blast in a residential neighborhood in eastern Iowa, glass wood, and other debris flying into the. Air Police say the home exploded after contractors hit a gas line. Fortunately, the home had been evacuated before the blast. No other injuries were reported. That is good news. Finally, let's update again on President Trump's battle with Kobe, nineteen that's surprise appearance late today the president passing supporters in a motorcade outside of Walter Reed Medical Center. He has not been released, but his doctors say he's doing well and could be discharged as early as tomorrow so much for watching I'm Tom Jameson York stay safe good night.
Full Episode: Friday, October 2, 2020
"Sousse coming shortly before am this morning, the president in a tweet telling the country he and the first lady have corona virus, tonight president trump's doctor on his symptoms so far the treatment so far and the decision now to take the president to Walter Reed Medical Center where he's expected to spend several days tonight, the White House in crisis mode Vice President Mike Pence stepping in for the president on a call with governors today. This just twenty four hours after learning the president's top aide whole picks who had traveled with the president. All Week had tested positive after learning she had the virus the president was back out and traveling for a fundraiser new questions tonight about why that happened and New Jersey's governor. Now, urging people at that fundraiser to get checked and the immediate concern this morning for Joe Biden's health to after sharing that debate stage for more than ninety minutes with president trump the country waiting for hours today for test results from Joe Biden he and his wife Jill. Bolt Negative Giancarl, and Mary Bruce Standing by tonight. And with thirty two days until the election but trump campaign in turmoil tonight postponing some events wilder even be any more debates and Joe Biden. Late, today in Michigan his message put the president and first lady and pleaded the country tonight about the virus and masks. Questions about the president's age and other factors as he now fights this Dr Jen Ashton and after she shaw with us here tonight, and what happens if the president even really becomes unable to do his job Terry Moran standing by on that tonight and reaction pouring in from around the world including British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who says he nearly died from the virus his message tonight as global headlines marked the news, the leader of the free world battling Kovin. A special edition of world news tonight begins now. From ABC News World Headquarters Anymore. This is world news. With deep he'll. Good evening and it's great to have this here on this Friday night. It was a lot to take in today as millions of Americans woke up to the news president trump and first lady Melania trump had both tested positive for Kobe. One, thousand, nine, hundred, and tonight we have just witnessed remarkable image the president leaving the White House giving a thumbs. Up. Wearing a mask White House staff wearing masks as well. This was the president just moments ago Ren- one than carrying the president from the White House to Walter Reed, Medical Center in Bethesda Maryland, the White House saying his doctor and medical team suggested the move is the president now fights this virus saying this move is out of an abundance of caution. But we do know he is showing some symptoms. It was just before one this morning with the president tweeted the news that he and the first lady tested positive the White House physician. Then quickly saying that the president can carry out his duties without disruption. The news coming after we first learned the president's top aide. Hope Hicks had tested positive Thursday morning Hicks by the president's side as he traveled to many events in recent days seven rallies in the past twelve days including Wednesday night and Duluth Minnesota, and of course, Tuesday night's debate with Joe Biden together on that stage for ninety minutes socially distanced but there was also media concern with this news for Joe Biden's health to this morning reporters waited for hours before learning Joe Biden's tests had come back negative, his wife Jill Biden negative to. So we're going to carefully guide you through it. All tonight beginning with this late move taking the president to Walter Reed Medical Center, and here's our chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl. Sign of just how serious the president's condition is he was taken via helicopter late, this afternoon to the Walter Reed Medical Center multiple sources close to the president say he is experiencing the signature symptoms of covid nineteen fever chills, nasal congestion, and cough the white. House released a statement from the president's doctor saying he has been treated with quote polyclinic antibody cocktail, as well as zinc vitamin, D. Mato, Dean Melatonin, and a daily aspirin. As of this afternoon, the doctor wrote the president remains fatigued. But in good spirits, he's being evaluated by a team of experts and together we'll be making recommendations to the president and first lady in regard to the next steps. Earlier chief of Staff Mark Meadows provided few details on the president's condition. The President does have mild symptoms. Kate continues to be not only in good spirits but very energetic remarkably meadows who has been in close contact with the president addressed reporters without a mask. So did press secretary Kelly mcenaney who refused to elaborate on the president's health or how he was tested I'm not going. To get into the present symptoms. Exactly's I'm not going to get an exactly what type of tests the president himself has gone silent the last word from him a tweet shortly before one am where he announced that he and the first lady had tested positive his public schedule included a phone call today to discuss protecting seniors from corona virus but vice president pence handled the call instead. Last night president trump told Sean Hannity. He was waiting on test results after learning one of his closest aides who picks had tested positive. He implied Hicks had been infected by a member of the military or law enforcement. You know very well, she's fantastic and she's done a great job, but it's very, very hard when you are with people from the military of law enforcement and they come over to you and. They WANNA. Hug You WanNa kiss you because we really have done a good job for. You get close and things happen. I was surprised to hear with help but she's a very warm person with them and she she knows there's a risk. Exit been at the president signed all week Tuesday. She was at the debate in Cleveland where members of the President's family sat in the front row without masks. Wednesday, she traveled to his rally Duluth Minnesota you see her here walking to Marine One without a mask jared Kushner right behind her she touches the handrail and then sodas he. At the rally president, trump tossed pastors supporting. ABC News. Hicks was starting to experience symptoms on the ride home. She was quarantined on Air Force One ABC's Jordan Phelps was on that flight and saw Hicks exit through the back it was striking because at the time she was wearing a mask it was striking because hope Hicks never wears a mask sources tell us Hicks tested positive yesterday morning White House won't say when the president found out meadows told reporters his team sprang into. Action just as trump was heading out to a fund raiser in New Jersey. In terms of hope hope Hicks we discovered that right as rain one was taking off yesterday we actually pull pulled some of the people that have been traveling and in close contact but they didn't pull the president off the chopper. He went onto meet with about one hundred supporters at his bedminster resort even though he knew he'd been in close contact with Hicks. Jersey is now urging anyone who was there as we take precautions, we urge everyone who was in and around the bed bedminster event or events yesterday to take full precautions including self quarantining, and ultimately getting tested hours after the fundraiser the president appeared via video at New, York's traditional Al Smith dinner and declared the covert crisis all. But over I just want to say that the end of the pandemic is in sight then just six hours later he tweeted out his own test results the first lady and I tested. Positive for Covid nineteen, we will begin our quarantine and recovery process. Immediately, we will get through this together this morning. The first lady tweeted she was experiencing mild symptoms. The White House doctor said Mrs Trump has a mild cough and headache. Now, the White House scrambling to track down everyone who's been in contact with the president, the first lady and hope Hicks it's not an easy task over the past several days the president he's held worn large scale event after another with no social distancing in very few wearing masks. Saturday hundred supporters jammed into the rose. Garden, as he announced his Supreme Court nominee. Utah Senator Mike Lee. was they're caught on camera hugging one person after another today senator announced he had tested positive also in the crowd the president of Notre Dame father John Jenkins he wasn't wearing a mask either and today he tested positive for Cova to Tuesday the president and his entourage traveled to Cleveland for the debate where he mocked Joe Biden for wearing masks every time you see him he's got a mess. He could be speaking to one hundred feet away from it. He shows up with the biggest mask I've ever seen. Wednesday is he headed out to his rally he shouted answers to reporters questions. But the president cut that rally short sources tell ABC top aides noticed he appeared exhausted and fatigued. Some figured he was just tired others worried he may have been exposed to covid nineteen. Let's get to Giancarlo. He's live at Walter Reed, medical center tonight and John. I know you're learning more about the president's condition. Of course, he arrived there just a short time ago. What can you tell us about? The symptoms he has so far and wide this move. He arrived just a short time ago we saw the helicopter land marine. One land right over there. The president walked out when into a car and was taken into the medical. Center we know very little frankly about his condition the press secretary said that he'll be working out of the Presidential Offices here at the Walter Reed Medical Center for for A. Few, days regarding his condition. What we have learned is that he has those signature symptoms of covid nineteen, low grade fever chills, nasal congestion cough. We also have been told from a physician, the White House physician, Milania, trump. The first lady has a mild cough and headache the other members of the first family thankfully have a tested negative for. covid nineteen, we are told they are in good health, David John I know you've been on this all day long we really appreciate it. We'll come back to you if you learn anything more, and in the meantime, we do have more on the president's condition tonight Dr Rajiv Shah the dean of Brown University School of public, health he's here so as gymnast in. Our doctor in the building, we'll go to her and just a moment doctors off I. I wanted to ask you about this move to Walter, Reed Medical Center, and of course, the symptoms you've heard so far John just mentioned them fever chills congestion cough and his staff noticing the fatigue. But this actual move when combined with those symptoms, what does it tell you? Yes Oh thanks for having me on. You know obviously anytime anytime, the president has moved to a hospital. That's a concerning situation. My sense is that they're gonNA have a low threshold for getting him there. So we don't know a lot and we're going to have to watch what happens. I'm particularly interested in what is oxygen level is like what is breathing? We'll have to pay close attention to that and doctor talked about the other factors you said, the president's age his wait could also play into this. Absolutely. He is clearly in the high risk category, he's in his mid seventies. He is overweight. We don't know about his co morbidity. All of that makes him a high risk person for this infection particularly concerning to and really needs us to pay close attention doctors stick with us here I want to bring in Dr Jen Ashton on the phone with us tonight engine you know the president who was reported late today has been a cocktail of experimental antibody treatment. What more can you tell us about this cocktail and what that might do? Yeah, David this is an infusion. It's not a pill and it's a combination of several antibodies synthetically made. So this is similar to the convalescent plasma that we've heard about coming from other patients only these are made in a lab they target that spike protein and actually shut down the viral replication and improve people's symptoms. So in a small trial of two hundred and seventy-five patients, it was well tolerated. had some good results and preliminary data. Is looking good and this is an interesting option for patients who are not hospitalized although obviously, we are seeing this particular patients become hospitalized Dr Ashton thank you in doctors were just what twenty four hours not even twenty four hours into this this move as you mentioned the bar very low to make sure the president is getting the care that he needs this move perhaps. But what can you tell us about what you've seen in this virus around the country We're the very early stages. Sometimes, we don't even see the depth of the symptoms until four or five six days into this. So I think one part of this. It's a little concerning to me and I don't want overstate this because we don't know a lot is how quickly this is moving he was just diagnosed yesterday. And he clearly deteriorated today we don't know how serious he is a good to see him walking by himself but this is a little unusual usually takes more days before people get much sicker. So again, keeping a close eye and looking for some data would be very helpful. All Right, Dr Aziz, Shah and Dr Jen Ashton both with us tonight, our thanks to you both. We are just getting word from President trump tonight here we're his comments just moments ago. What are they? For the tremendous support I moving to Walter Reed Hospital I think I'm doing very well but we're going to make sure that things workout first lady is doing very well. So thank you very much. I. Appreciated I will never forget. Thank you. Clearly. An effort to reassure the American people because this has been an unsettling day to say the least Terry Moran with us now, and of course, a lot of people wondering about. This chance that president trump at at some point perhaps would not be able to continue in his role at least temporarily and Ben, what would happen I know the twenty-fifth amendment would come into play interior talk us through What could happen of course this is just a possibility but what could happen if the President Wallet Walter Reed? Temporarily unable to. Do his job. That's it. Exactly, David. The Twenty Fifth Amendment there for president trump to make use of if he sees it necessary. If at any point president trump believes that he is unable to discharge the powers and duties of the presidency all he has to do is write a letter, read a declaration to that effect to the House and the Senate and that letter transfers those authorities to Vice President Mike Pence who the acting president. It's temporary. When president trump recovers feels better here writes a letter saying, I feel better and the powers and authorities come back to him vice president Mike. Pence we should say has been found to be negative for coronavirus at this point he was tested and we're told he is negative and the president has this opportunity because the question becomes if he falls ill and he looks he looks good there to the point where he Can't send that letter what happens then under the Constitution Vice President Mike Pence would assemble the cabinet. They'd vote and a majority found that the president couldn't discharge his duties pencil become the temporary acting president again but we should point out the president is fully in charge at this point and you saw that message moments ago, Terry, the president thanking the American people for their well wishes in the meantime there was somebody else. Who's health people were with and that was Joe Biden people immediately remembering that the president was on that debate stage with Joe Biden for more than ninety minutes earlier this week they were distanced on that stage. They spent a lot of time together nonetheless there was hours that went by this morning while this country waited for the test results from the Biden Campaign in Mary Bruce Tonight on that part of the story. With the news breaking shortly before one am that the president and the first lady tested positive for corona virus. There was immediate concern for the seventy seven year old Joe Biden whether or not. He might have been infected to after spending more than ninety minutes on that debate stage in Cleveland with the President Biden Tuesday taking trump to task over his handling of the pandemic. He's been totally irresponsible the way in which he has handled. The social distancing and people wearing masks basically encourage them not to all right and he's a fool if you the podiums socially distanced over thirteen feet apart but no masks the president often shouting over Biden, the US. Just, as rattlers left who is In the audience that night, Jill Biden, her face covered a sharp contrast to those images of trump's family and members of his inner circle violating the rules of the Cleveland Clinic which hosted the debate when this healthcare worker tried to give them masks, they refused it wasn't until mid morning that we learned the former vice president was being tested the country than waiting several. Hours for the results to come in just afternoon. Biden tweeting I'm happy to report the Jilin I have tested negative for covert. Thank you to everyone for your messages of Concern Biden, taking two tests both negative before getting back on the trail on the ground in Michigan wishing the first family. Well, my wife Jill and I prayed that they'll make quick and full recovery. This is not a matter of politics. It's abrasive reminder to all of us that we have to take this virus seriously with his mask on for the entire speech Biden, imploring Americans to wear them to be patriotic. It's not about being tough guy is about doing your part. Were in a mask is not only going to protect you, but also protects those around you Jill Biden in Michigan late today. I WANNA get right to marry. She's live in Wilmington Delaware Tonight I. Know this news is completely upended the campaign really for both sides, the trump campaign and the Biden campeign on the trump side they postponed events thirty two days until the election I know the debates are in question we just got word tonight Mary the Biden Campaign is suspending negative ads for some time given the headlines involving the president. But what are you hearing for the Biden team tonight? David while the trump campaign has come to a screeching halt the Biden campaign appears to be full steam ahead, the former vice president has not cancelled any of his events, but he is changing his message. Tempering is usually very sharp attacks against the president and instead calling for unity. The big question now, will we see these remaining two debates the next one set for just Two weeks from now David difficult to believe that's going to happen at least the one of the immediate future. Mary thank you. We will stay on it. Of course, president trump's diagnosis making immediate headlines around the world the president now joining the small group of foreign leaders who have tested positive including. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, and here's our senior foreign correspondent Ian Panel. Tonight. Tonight the shock expressed around the world for president trump and the first lady. British. Prime Minister Boris Johnson wishing them a speedy recovery Johnson himself battled covert and was criticized for not taking precautions. I was in hospital the other night where I think there are a few. There are actually if Ukraine ours patients and I shook hands everybody tested positive less than four weeks later insisting his initial symptoms. Like the president's Today. Would just mild but his health took a turn for the worse spending three nights in intensive care handing temporary powers to his foreign minister. Later, admitting things could have gone either way. It was a wakeup call for a leader who like Donald Trump and president ulcer narrow of Brazil has been accused by some of downplaying the threat of covid nineteen only to lay to get infected. This news is another stark reminder that this is Chris. The respects neither man knew woman rich no poor and it certainly hasn't gone away David or panel in London force. Ian Thank you. Now to Brianna Taylor case tonight grand jury recordings were made public today fifteen hours of recordings released including one calls testimony from officers and witnesses at one point jurors can be heard asking a detective for the State Attorney General. If there was a formal plan for the police raid on Taylor's apartment, he replies I'm not aware of one testimony also revealing police did not search report immediately after the shooting. Actor renison was the victim of a random attack New York's central Park surveillance showing the suspect punching him in the head police are still searching for the attacker marinas is okay. I want to show you this new image coming in tonight the President Arriving Walter Reed Medical Center just a short time ago where he will be watched and treated in his fight against Kobe nineteen, the president's early symptoms a low grade fever chills and fatigue tonight the White House saying he was moved there out of the abundance of caution and will continue to perform duties. Of course, we will follow this all weekend long I'm David Muir.
Full Episode: Friday, October 2, 2020
"This is nightline tonight president trump helicopter to the hospital testing positive for corona vibes showing signatures Simpson the drug cocktail, the experimental antibody president trump is getting. But we're going to make sure that things work out. Now we tracing the chief executive steps days before the diagnosed just who had close contact with the commander in chief, we actually pulled some of the people that had been traveling in close contact connecting the dots, senior staff and others who could be at risk. What it needs for the election and the president you'll prognosis. Nightline starts right now with Byron Pitts. Good evening. Thank you for joining us more than seven point three million Americans have tested positive for the novel Corona Virus Now president trump is one of them and in the hospital tonight the ramifications when the president is the patient. Short walk in a thumbs up was president trump stricken with COPA nineteen left the White House the Walter Reed Medical Center. Rain. One the president's helicopter flying over. WASHINGTON DC to the Bethesda Maryland military hospital. Expected to remain for a few days, it wasn't a credible site the president walked out of the white on his own. He did give a wave and got onto marine one but think about it. He's essentially being Medevac from the White House. We saw him land right here at the Walter Reed Medical Center he got out on his own got into a car a win into. The medical facility after landing the president tweeting this video I moved into hospital. I think I'm doing very well, but we're going to make sure that things work out first lady is doing very well. So thank you very much. I appreciate it. I. Will Never Forget. Thank you. President trump clearly wants to send the message that even though he's going to the hospital, he's still fully functional. And charge president trump says seeing the first lady tested positive for covert nineteen late last night multiple sources telling ABC News that the president is experiencing the signatures symptoms of Covid, nineteen, fever, chills, nasal congestion, and cough this afternoon. The president's Dr Sharing that the president was being treated with quote Apolo Clo- antibody cocktail, as well as other medications and vitamins these antibodies would be used. To help jumpstart that immune system and protect them from the virus. Essentially, the president's Dr sharing the president remains fatigue but in good spirits and the first lady remains well with only a mile cough and headache, and later this evening, the president's physician releasing a statement saying that the president is doing very well, he is not requiring any supplemental oxygen adding that he has started reservoir therapy. This is an incredible moment I mean we have not seen a president face a serious health challenge like this really since Ronald Reagan was shot in Nineteen eighty-one. Diagnosis hospitalization are a shock for the nation and his administration chance repeatedly downplayed the pandemic the president who is rarely WanNa mess publicly has continued a whole large scale rallies without mandating social distancing amass. Warm. On Saturday hundreds of supporters jammed into the rose. Garden. Is President Trump announced his supreme court nominee? Amy Komi. There are several people who were at that event who have now tested positive among those in attendance Utah Senator Mike Lee Caught on camera mask hand hugging one person after another he has since tested positive. Also when the crowd that day and later testing positive Kellyanne Conway President's former adviser and the president of Notre Dame University by the John Jenkins neither were wearing masks. We don't know yet whether officially the White House event was super spreader but as more keys to start to build up becoming. Former New Jersey governor, an ABC News Contributor Chris Christie was also in attendance. He would then spend the next few days with the president in preparation for the upcoming debate I was tested every day that I went to the White House and the last test I took was on Tuesday morning and I was negative and we Are Now. Going to I'm going to go and get a test this morning. To See. If that status has changed I feel fine I don't feel any symptoms at this. Knows wearing masks in the room when we were prepping the president during that period of time and we were the group was about five or six people in total a Monday afternoon the president vice president walked out into the Rose Garden Masks. Thank you very much. Thank given up data. The Nation's Corona. Virus. Testing strategy. And it's important to remember that his younger and healthier people returned to work. As we massively and processing capacity. We will identify more cases and a symptomatic individuals in lowest populations. The should not cause undue alarm, the next day. The president traveled to Cleveland for the first presidential debate. During their first debate, the President Joe Biden maintain social distancing never shaking hands for questions remained about the amount of prolonged force discussion but you can't just rely on testing and you can't just rely on social distancing masculine. It's the combination of these protests and when you think about indoor spaces, the ventilation is super critical and that really indicates the risk of people have the president mocked by for wearing a mask I. don't I don't wear masks like him every time you see him, he's got a messy could be speaking. To one hundred feet away from it, he shows up with the biggest mask I've ever seen. In the front row, Dr Joe. Biden, seeing with her face covered a sharp contrast to the president's family mostly not wearing masks violating the rules of the Cleveland Clinic hosted the debate at one point, a health worker approaching them with mask they refused. After the debate, the first lady approached the stage standing alongside the President Joe Biden wearing a mask approach the former vice president for a hug since then Biden and his wife have tested negative for the virus. On Wednesday evening, the president was back on the campaign trail holding an outdoor rally and Duluth. MINNESOTA. Going to win. Minnesota we're no point wearing a mask on. November. Third Minnesota will decide whether we end this pandemic defeat the virus in return to record prosperity either way were returning the crowd mostly mask free as well. Even, before he tested positive, some of the president's top advisers told us that they had observed him seeming fatigue seeming tired some told us that they at that point were worried that he could have potentially been exposed covid one thousand and on that flight home aboard Air Force. One one of his closest aides hope Hicks started to feel ill ABC News White. House producer Jordan felt was also on that flight and I was getting off the plane I bumped into hope Hicks in was dating from a different part of the claim of, but it would striking because at the time she was wearing a mask she had her hair pulled back and she had switched out over heels apparently into. And we've since learned that she warranty and that flight home of where the presidential aircraft's. Hicks tested positive for covid nineteen, the White House learning of the results Thursday morning. By the time, the results came in the president was moving forward with his plans to hold a fundraiser at his club in Bedminster. New Jersey a number of top aides who were close to Hicks the day before not on board outside the event video showing dry through security screening. Joe Piscopo attended that fundraiser which was held outdoors president trump. Bit He looked so tough. What I saw him I saw. You know Thursday in Bedminster and I've never seen a more on top of his game Rick Mehta and Catherine Hermes also attended everyone was socially distanced. Catherine denied work at least thirty to forty feet away from the president. All safe up precautionary measures taken amp hand sanitizer people socially distancing putting on mass today White House Press Secretary Kelly mckinney wearing a mask on camera for the first time responded to why the president decided to go to Bedminster. It was deemed safe for the president to go on he socially distance. It was an outdoor event and it was deemed safe by a White House operations for. Exactly, that it was safe of president even though he knew he had exposure travel to New Jersey White House operations made the assessment was safe for the president in consultation with others. Thank you, guys. By Thursday night the president was talking about Hicks Positive Cova test result. You know very well, she's fantastic and she's done a great job. I went out for a test. They just do. It will come back later I guess. And the first lady also because we spend a lot of time with better. So we'll see what happens. Hours later at twelve, fifty four am the president tweeting tonight the first lady and I tested positive for covert nineteen. We'll begin our quarantine in recovery process. Immediately, we will get through this together the first lady isolating the White House their son Baron has tested negative and is in quarantine and they get doesn't mean you're the clear because of the incubation period which can extend all the way to fourteen days. Which means that you could eventually test positive for the virus. The president has long been insisting that the worst of the pandemic has passed he has repeatedly said he felt no vulnerability to the virus assisting this since everyone in close proximity to him is frequently tested keeping him safe. When I walk into the West Wing most of the staffers they are not wearing masks they're carrying on as if life is normal. So it is very different from the way, most of us are living right now where we have dramatically modified our lifestyles tonight, the president remains in Walter Reed Medical. Center he's expected to continue working from there for the time being. The events today just about a month before election day shaking up campaigns the president now sideline from doing his signature rallies in person, he had a packed schedule of campaign rallies ahead. Of course, there two more presidential debates scheduled. Now, all of that is in doubt and entirely unclear what effect this has for the last month of this incredibly contentious and strange presidential campaign. The Democratic presidential nominee Joe by requesting that all negative ads pulled in light of the president's diagnosis tweeting. This cannot be a party moment. You must be an American moment we have to come together as a nation. With, the election around the corner Prem- court nomination hanging in the balance in a nation in crisis battling global pandemic. What happens from here? Is Unknown. And coming up what we know about the presidential treatment plan. Earlier tonight I spoke with ABC News Chief Medical correspondent Dr Jennifer Ashton and Dr. she jaw dean of the Brown University School of public. Health. They broke down the nature president trump's experimental treatment plan how it's possible the virus could have spread. Thank you both for joining us Dr Ashton I like to start with you the president tested positive on Thursday night. He says based on that diagnosis. Is it possible to know when he became infected? That's the thing. Byron. You really really can't do that detective work right now it's part of contact tracing to try to go back and see who the president was in contact with that also maybe now positive for covid one, thousand, nine hundred. But in terms of symptomology all we know based on data that came out. Of China average incubation period from the time of exposure to symptoms is five point two days we know that there's a pre symptomatic stage of about forty eight hours. So a person can start to shed virus and therefore may be contagious forty eight hours before they develop symptoms, and by day eleven ninety seven percent of people who will eventually as positive have converted and test positive by that time other than that from zero to fourteen days everyone is is different doctors. ZSA The president has held large rallies in Minnesota Pennsylvania's. This week and help multiple fund raisers. Do you think he could have spread the virus to many more people and what's your recommendation to anyone who may have come into contact with? Yes. I think unfortunately, because of the president's travels schedule rallies fundraisers, a lot of people might have been exposed. So anybody who spent any meaningful time with him within six feet of CDC A fifteen minute cut off but might take you spent substantial time in and around the president. You probably need to quarantine and get tested and talk to your doctor as well and the false you sir, how President Trump's He's seventy four years old does that put him in a higher risk category? Does Age we know is the biggest predictor of having a complication. People over seventy definitely are in a high risk group men tend to have worse outcomes than women, and then also people with obesity high blood pressure diabetes. We don't know what kind of comedies he has, but he does is overweight, and if he has any of those other conditions, are all going to put them at high risk factor ZSA earlier today governor Christie told ABC News he was with the president this week helping him prepare for Tuesday's debate yet he says he did not receive a call from the White House, notifying him of the diagnosis. Is this proper protocol and what else should they be doing? So anybody who's been near the president who has spent time in certainly governor Christie who spent a lot of time with the president. Should have been notified already everybody should have been notified and those people should be quarantining and getting tested. So I don't know why that hasn't happened with. Governor. Christie. But it really should have happened by now for anybody who's been in close contact with the president. Dr Ashton. What do we know about the treatments that the president is getting? If the president were Europe patient what would you be most concerned about this? Well. First, let's talk about this experimental treatment Byron a cocktail of antibodies synthetic antibodies made in the lab you can think of them similarly as the. Plasma that we heard so much about early on in the pandemic that comes from people who have recovered from covid nineteen and these antibodies really attack that spike protein on the surface of the virus and stop the virus from replicating. So in small trial, they've looked at two hundred and seventy-five patients. It had good sixty profile it shorten the duration of symptoms, the severity of symptoms slightly, and it really was shown to stop the virus from replicating. So it's designed really for out of hospital use, which makes it a very appealing possibility in our therapeutic box. The president did get the higher dose of the two doses that were studied but despite that, obviously his medical team made the decision to transfer him to the hospital for further observation management and testing president trump had an array of people and protocols to prevent him from getting covert and yet he's still contracted the virus. So what does that say what does it mean for the rest of us? Well, it means something that we say in medicine all the time diseases do not discriminate based on your job title your address, how much money you make or anything else this virus has shown us that it is highly transmissible. and. It's sneaky and so. When you don't use the measures that we really have been encouraged to use by public health officials from the beginning like distancing and mask wearing. It really is an environment that is right for this virus to spread and transmit, and we're seeing evidence right now. At the White House there is so much. We can do to reduce our likelihood and reduce risk a lot of which the White House just wasn't doing. Some of which shocked rations talked about. Including, social distancing wearing a mask I think that is really critical, and then of course, the testing protocols that they did have. So what is tell people is if you do the things that are under your control where the mask avoid large indoor gatherings. And Wash your hands. You can actually go a long way towards protecting yourself and your family. Thank you both for your insight. Your Comfort. Stay safe. Into, thanks? Byron. We'll have the latest on the president's Condition Jiemin the morning and always an ABC News Dot com that's nightline for this evening. See You right back here next week. Thanks for the company America good night.
October 5, Hr 1 Author David Bossie
"Wake Up. It's time for mornings with Gail and thirteen ten KFI AM A. L.. On the heels of president trump's positive diagnosis for covid nineteen he. tweeted along those lines I believe it was one. Am this past Friday morning. Things have moved rather fast and furious as they tend to do in the new normal, which is weird when you look at a time of Covid nineteen and everything that has transpired throughout this year and certainly will continue to do so six Oh eight now thirteen ten Kfi a thirteen ten KFI K. A. Dot com northern Colorado's voice mornings with Gail live and local from the auto collision specialists studios well, then we saw that stunning. Absolutely. Incredible. This was Friday afternoon a president trump walking out of the White House residence wearing a mask. Waving to reporters and there was marine one at the ready. Ready to transport him which indeed did to Walter Reed. Center in. The Maryland for medical treatment for Covid nineteen. Mark Meadows you just need to hush because over the weekend if you were following this well, let's just say that some of the messaging that was coming out of well. The White House from President. Trump's doctors all of the experts at Walter Reed Medical Center and then the politico's jumping in mark meadows Mark Bennis. Okay. We'll. We'll concede the points I mean he he is getting back on track at least back on the narrative but this morning because news breaking this morning that President trump may indeed be released from Walter Reed Medical Hospital as soon as today. And that's good news. Wouldn't you agree? Regardless of your personal feelings about President Trump. He is the leader of the free world. He is our commander in. Chief. And it's good to see. That the president may be released as early as today. Well, what about medical treatment you may ask? Well, here's the latest. Here's what I understand at this point in time. Now you've got sift through a whole lot of well rather jaded reporting as often the case when it comes to anything trump related. But President, TRUMP Has Not had a fever since Friday yes. He is on regenerate Ron and he will continue on rendell severe My understanding is ram disappear, and again I'm not a doctor I don't play one on the radio. It's just I do a whole lot homework so that I can. Give you at least some. Quasi accurate information from disappear is it's a five day course of this treatment. I believe he would be on day three now. Now, the big question was relative to his blood oxygenation levels. You want that to be anywhere from ninety five to one hundred percent. Question over the weekend was was he on a steroid? Yes. He was in order to boost those blood oxygenation levels. They didn't drop below ninety four. So which ninety four not so good. But he was on something called a Deck Samatha, zone? He has no shortness of breath. But. Medical experts do concede the point that from day five through nine after diagnosis of covid nineteen. Because regardless of what the panic porn driven mainstream media wants you to believe every case is different. And yes, we've had over two hundred, seven thousand deaths as a result of covid nineteen dude complications of covid nineteen at least those are the numbers that are currently being reported. Find will sort it all out later. But. Every single case is different. Yes The president was statistically At a higher risk for dire implications of covid nineteen due to his age. He's seventy four years of age according to his body mass index. He's on Jast this side of what is considered to be obese although when I look at the ban I don't think of him as it's not like he's going to be on my six hundred pound life anytime soon. But Statistically He is considered. This side of obese and let's just say his eating habits are the best. But it is incredible. What the best medical care can actually do this as we watched him being flown on Friday as did our allies. As did our enemies. And think what message that sent both camps. But as we watched him going to Walter Reed being checked to in and the treatment ongoing again, the news this morning is that he is at the point now where he might be discharged, does that mean that the treatments starts stops? No. Not at all and again. After remember that after diagnosis day five through nine are absolutely critical because the symptoms can indeed get worse. Just yesterday. Dr Conley. President Trump's physician and I understand if you were glued to the television as I was admitted, I'm kind of Wonky some messaging coming out. From his cadre physicians well, it was. Rather convoluted rather confusing. and rather well, some might say less than transparent. Was it a deliberate attempt to deceive as much of the mainstream media wants you to believe now? I think that there were mistakes made. Here's what was really strange on Saturday and this was my reference to the white. House chief of staff, Mark Meadows Zip it. And let the doctors do what they do, and perhaps keep your opinions to yourself. there. Was a Saturday presser. When An anonymous official. No it was a White House chief of Staff Mark Meadows. This one, an anonymous official told the press pool on background that Mr Trump's vital signs had been worrying in the past twenty four hours, and the next forty eight hours would be critical to determining the president's path to recovery the brief. The brief for actually said, we're still not clear path to a full recovery. All right, compare and contrast because you a dodger Conley saying the moments before and this is president trump's physician. That Mr Trump's breathing as well as his heart, his liver, his kidney function were all normal. Well. It was only later that the Associated Press reported that the officials speaking on background was Mark Meadows the White House Chief of staff but the prognosis at this point in time at the very least seems promising. As. All indications are that President trump may indeed be released from Walter. Reed. Medical Center. In Bethesda Maryland today think about it. They've got all the staff they need at the White House residence all the equipment they need. Once. Again, no fever there are no lingering oxygen needs. His vitals are looking good. Apparently, physicians did ultrasounds of the president's heart cat scans of his lungs and he has responded very very well. Oh. Who the OH. So convenient outrage of the mainstream media. This is you probably saw yesterday that president trump as supporters have been gathering around a Walter. Reed. Waving flags and Carrying signs and cheering on the President I actually saw a rally in Loveland. Of A number, there were kids of trump's supporters over on Eisenhower in Loveland on Saturday and it absolutely warmed my heart but I digress president trump got into his motorcade along with some secret service agents says, yes, they were all wearing mass. Oh But huge the feigned outrage and indignation Howard president trump to that. How could he put people at risk? Well it was interesting. I was listening to Dan Bongino over on Fox this morning former secret service agent and he said, you know what? If you don't know what you're talking about, you might want to zip it. Secret Service agents that's their job. To put themselves at risk to willingly put themselves in the line of danger. Putting their own safety at risk to protect the president they were all wearing those and ninety five mass as president trump waved at supporters outside of a Walter Reed Medical Center, your thoughts on that. Because the headlines over the weekend. The invincibility of the White House and GOP is catching up with them super spreader strong. That was another one that caught my attention. Of course they were talking about the ceremony in which president trump announced his domination of Amy Coney Barrett for a Supreme Court justice. Left. Open by the very tragic death of Ruth. Badir Ginsburg Oh yes. Super spreader strong and then this was the corker for me this morning MSNBC I believe it was you can find it online talking about the fact that president trump had the audacity. To get in to that motorcade and wave to his supporters just yesterday. MSNBC'S SAYING this underscores The very essence. Of. Toxic masculinity. Would you expect anything different night seventy, three, five, three, thirteen, ten, eight, seven, seven, three, five, three, thirteen, Tanna drop us a text on our thirteen ten Kfi text line at the three one, nine, nine, six, right a very, very busy show for you. This morning David Bossy. Co. Author of a new book that he wrote along with Corrie Lewin Dowse Guy Trump America first, the president succeeds against all odds going to be a very timely conversation with David Abbassi when he joins us. At six thirty, five this morning going to be interesting to talk about what the campaign now looks like as what were. Twenty eight days out from the election. Can you believe it? It's closing in fast. So what does the campaign now look like for President Trump? We'll check in with David Bossy he is A. Former. Deputy Campaign, Manager for Donald. Trump 2016 deputy campaign manager and President of Citizens United also co author of trump America. First, the president succeeds against all odds sits twenty thirteen ten, Kfi K. Thirteen, ten KFI, A. Dot com this time check sponsored by the candlelight dinner playhouse where an amazing presentation of. Take Center stage through October Twenty Fifth Candlelight Dinner playhouse Broadway in your backyard visit Colorado candlelight dot Com for more information Dan Patrick the whole show in Colin cowherd on northern Colorado's voice thirteen ten Kfi k. the day's headlines Podcast mornings with Gail and more and schedule upcoming sports broadcasts find them thirteen ten KFI K. A., DOT com. President Trump releasing a video just yesterday saying that he has learned a lot about cove nineteen since his diagnosis understandably. So calling his time undergoing treatment the real school for the highly contagious virus six, twenty, nine, now thirteen ten, Kfi a thirteen, ten KFI. Dot. COM Northern Colorado's voice mornings with Gail from the auto collision specialists studios trump said in a video posted to twitter. It's been a very interesting journey. I learned a lot about covid learn it by really going to school. This is the real school. This isn't the let's the book school and I get it. He said and I understand it and it's a very interesting thing and I'm. Going to be letting you know about it, which begs the question as the campaign rolls on in well, whatever shape or form that it will because president trump will remain a under observation teen if he is indeed released from Walter Reed today in the White House resident by the way first lady melania trump according to most recent reports. Yes. she was diagnosed with Covid, nineteen but has A. Symptoms but what will the campaign looked like and mortar the point? Will President, trump's messaging about covid nineteen change as a result of his diagnosis nine, seven, three, five, three, thirteen, ten, eight, seven, seven, three, five, three, thirteen, ten, drop me a text at three one, nine, nine, six. All right stay with US coming up at six thirty, five David Bossy is president of citizens united. He's a Fox News contributor the thousand Sixteen Deputy Campaign Manager for Donald Trump for president and a former chief investigator for the US. House. Of Representatives Committee on Government Reform and Oversight Co author with Corey Lou Dowse, key of the new book trump. America. First the president succeeds against all odds and David Bossie US at six, thirty five. No Code now. Weekdays at for another in Colorado's voice. Thirteen ten KFI K.. The whole sports story in northern Colorado the state in the country tune into the whole show weekdays noon to two and thirteen ten KFI K. But News as president trump could return to the. White. House. As early as today six, thirty, seven now thirteen ten KFI. A thirteen ten KFI K. dot com northern Colorado's voice mornings with Gail live and local. From, the auto collision specialists, studios, timely interviews. So pleased to be joined this morning by David Bossie President of citizens. United 2016 sixteen. Deputy Campaign Manager for Donald Trump for president still very active in the trump campaign and co author along with Corey, Lewandowski of trump America first, the president succeeds against all odds David welcome to the show. Grab Your Good Morning Good morning to you just wanted to get boy. I'll tell you what news breaking fast and furious from the diagnosis that was announced by president trump on twitter about. Oh I don't know dark thirty Friday morning. To that stunning visual, watching him being airlifted marine one to Walter, Reed Medical, center and all the confusion over the weekend wanted to get your take on all that. Well look I mean the president. Is An incredibly strong fighter for America and he's GonNa you know he's been fighting Koby. Just like he fights every battle that he's under. So I you know I'm not surprised at all He that he's recovering and that you know the rumors are the to this morning. That he's going to be You know getting back into the saddle here real soon. You know it's interesting to David, because he released a video just yesterday saying that this has been a very interesting journey. He learned a lot about covid learned it by going to school I, get it I understand it. He said it's very interesting thing and I'm going to be letting you know about it well, his messaging change relative to covid nineteen. Well look I think you You know I think that there's a Just like anything else you know there's a difference between. talking about it and reading about it and living and I think that that's Just human nature when you go through something to to to know a lot more about it. So you know I look he is he's a fighter and he's going to be a fighter. And and it's going to be a It's going to be a great day when we see that Marine Marine One, take him back to the White House and and just like just like the dramatic image of him to the hospital. The dramatic image of him returning is going to be equally as as good. Now. trump campaign says it's full speed ahead with operation Maga-. Vice President. Pence. Stepping up in the president's absence as he continues to undergo treatment and observation will be quarantined for a period of time in the White House residence. What will that look like? Well a lot of us the Sarah gets for the president. ARE GOING TO BE TR- crisscrossing the country some of this starting as early as today. But, a lot of folks will be starting on Thursday, the the morning after the vice presidential debate and I, think that that's That's you know we're we're amped up ready to go because we gotta take the message of good news. The did the the unbelievable accomplishments that this president has had four four America. We have to take that to the American people and we have to be able to. Articulate that we can't do that if we're hiding in the basement. Absolutely, dugout Joe back on the campaign trail kind of interesting how this is a flipped as a result of the president's diagnosis wanted to get your take just in the few minutes we have remaining on the first presidential debate and how you see the vice presidential debate going on Wednesday. Why I'm excited about it you know Mike Pence is You know wasn't incredible member of Congress and Incredible Governor and he's been a tremendous partner. Of President Trump's over the last four years an incredibly accomplished man and I'm excited to see him stand there and go toe to toe. With Senator Harris I think you know he's incredibly well prepared, but he also has a great record to run on the the trump pence record of the of accomplishments you know pre China. Virus is been tremendous. He has we have an a We have an economy that was incredibly robust and the president has already building that back. When she by the jobs report, you know look we lost a lot of jobs obviously because Kobe, but the president has gotten a lead over eleven million of those back you know our national security is you know we have peace through strength. We we rebuild you know the trump pence administration rebuilt the military, the the the economy is on a roll. We have middle. East peace it. We have a tremendous record of accomplishments that this vice president is going to be able to articulate and I think bill a great job in telling story of of what America still has before it and I'm excited to watch him on Wednesday. And your take on the first presidential debate between President Gel Bah. Well, let me say that I think that the president post-debate living rent-free, and Joe Biden's head. You know he got he got under his skin. He got he did exactly what he wanted to do you know here's the thing everybody after the first debate at Hofstra in two thousand, sixteen against Hillary Clinton said the sky was falling. We had candidates all across the country disavowing the president. We have Paul Ryan the Speaker of the House Republican Speaker of the House you know telling his his candidates you're on your own there's no, you know we don't. Okay. Well guess what it same thing here, and he gets what he wins because he's a fighter and he's a winner and so what he did, he got undergo five skin. He knew what he was doing and I gotTa Tell Ya you know he came in with a different style against Hillary in the second debate I think you'll come in with a with a different style which will be off putting to Joe Biden again, just it'll be different but the same result and Garrett exactly. GotTa. Love it. All right amy, Coney Barrett You GotTa love the Democrats Let's see I. It was her religion. Funny. I didn't think there was a religious test in order to be a nominated and confirmed I kind of America David as a Supreme Court justice. Okay. Well, then it went to Let's see Oh Roe v Wade and then Oh obamacare she would turn Overturn obamacare and now it's the Kovic is stick in the spokes they'll stop at nothing will they? Not. Done. They're desperate stand what Amy Tony Barrett means to America. They understand that with her confirmation to the United States supreme. Court and that's why Senator Gardner. So important you know for Colorado in for America every vote counts, but they know the left these people who hate this president more than they love the country the laughed is absolutely apoplectic because they know a six three court changes the future of America it goes to more freedom and prosperity not socialism, and so that's what that's. What a majority of the American people want I can assure you, and so you know the Democrats are just dilatory tactics have nothing to have nothing in her background nothing record nothing in her you know her academic or or professorship that they can point to that. Give that makes it a problem. All they could say is it's not fair because we have covert and you know the the the Senate which doesn't exactly get a lot of things accomplished to begin with for the American people. Are trying to you know not use the same technology that was perfectly fine for the last six months zoom and and and and the sky type hearings where they can go back and forth with this I just did Fox and friends a minute ago through skype and you can, of course where the witness just as easy as you can anywhere else. Thank you very much and it was it's it's important that the American people don't you know. Just you know lied to by by these Democrats. Yeah. Guide ignore all the noise David Bossy Co author with Choline. Corey Lewandowski of trump America first, the president succeeds against all. Plaque on my desk. David that says, excuse me while I succeed that's exactly what president trump is doing. GotTa. Love it. Right. We're GONNA, find your book. You know what? GO TO AMAZON DOT COM Barnes and noble? And your local bookstore there it's everywhere bookstores are sold is they say, are we going to hold onto the Senate? Absolutely you know I think. Senator Gardner's a tremendous patriot. He's a tremendous United States senator for the State of Colorado and I think that he is so underestimated to his to his enemies Chagrin they're gonna he is in this flight I think he can win I think he's going to win in and I'm excited because he has done so much for the state of Colorado. You know that everybody is overlooking his his race because everybody's saying it's going to be a you know a Democrat You know Senate seats in a in a few of them and I'm telling you he he's a he's a fighter He's somebody who is taking the. Well we're. Sato. It. Well, we're in the fight for the heart and soul of this nation to be sure David Bossy, Co author, trump America first, the president succeeds against all odds. Thank you so much for your time insights in perspective certainly do appreciate you. Thank you so much revenue. You Bet six, forty, eight, now thirteen ten, Kfi K.. Party northern Colorado's. Force. Thirteen ten KFI K. The Block Party Wednesdays from Florida ten PM Are you ready for some football? Monday night football is right era northern Colorado's voice thirteen ten KFI. K.? Question for you this morning as a result of a President Donald Trump's Kobe nineteen diagnosis is this going to change his messaging relative to Covid nineteen? If so how do you see it changing? What will it turn into? This as president trump, of course, releasing a video yesterday this on the heels of the news that he could be released a into ongoing medical care back at the White House residence but he could be released from Walter Reed Medical, center in Bethesda Maryland as early as today is vital signs looking good is blood oxygenation level kidney function, liver function. Heart function lung function all in very good shape. But of course, treatment will continue but we'll change his messaging nine, seven, three, five, three, thirteen, ten, eight, seven, seven, three, five, three, thirteen, ten dropping attacks on our thirteen, ten, Kfi a text line at three one, nine, nine, six. Okay. As I alluded to earlier this morning, this is a very, very busy morning. We're going to talk with a judge Janine ask Judge Janina Piero author of the New Book Don't lie to me and stop trying to steal our freedom. Of course You Know Judge Janina as a Fox News show host author of to count them to New York Times bestsellers well, it's A. Her look at at the trump administration. Oh, by the way I came across something and I didn't get to see it. Maybe you did but judge Janine actually spoke to President Trump just a couple of days ago and so we're GONNA check in. With her on that conversation as well. But just kind of give an overview of where she not only sees this election going but in teed where she sees the nation going this says judge, Janine Pirro author of the new book don't lie to me and stop trying to steal our freedom weighs in at eight Oh five. We're GONNA check in with another good friend of the show Roberts Spencer Robert Spencer now I found this kind of interesting because there's been a lot of confusion which I'll readily concede over the weekend when it came to the briefings that we were getting. From host, a bevy accord copy of attending physicians to President Donald Trump at Walter Reed. Medical Senator Gantt. Center in Bethesda Maryland and yeah we got conflicting messages there. There was some confusion. Well, here's where it gets kind of interesting I pulled a piece we're gonNA have have time to get to it or not this morning. This particularly piece out of National Public Radio BUT headline. Kind of says it all trump's covid nineteen diagnosis recalls history of secrecy on presidential health. Now, there's no talk by the way as there was. On Friday, about a possible transfer, a power. To Vice President Pence. Now, that's off the table because it appears now once again, observation treatment will continue for the next five to nine days to ensure that the president's health is all that it should be given that diagnosis of covid nineteen but. Saw this piece from Robert Spencer. And I thought this was kind of timely conversation Because well, it it begs the question. As to well. What is the truth when it comes to the President's health? How much information do we actually get accurate information I should say. Robert Spencer who was also the author of the history of Jihad and the Palestinian delusion joins us this morning on his new book rating. America's presidents in America I look at who is best who was overrated and who was an absolute disaster Robert Spencer joins us at eight, thirty, five, six, thirty, seven, now thirteen, ten Kfi K.. Patrick the whole show and Colin cowherd or on northern Colorado's voice thirteen ten k. f. k.. Ten kfi Greeley Loveland Longmont closing in on seven o'clock. Code now. Weekdays at four on northern Colorado's voice. Thirteen, ten, KFI K.
The Latest on the Presidents Health
"This is Mark Lacey, national editor at The New York Times. As we head into a pivotal election, it's our mission to find answers to the questions you have that means analyzing what the candidates are saying, but it also means looking deeply at the issues from an economy under stress to a national reckoning on racism every day we do the research. So we can help you make an informed decision. None of this work could be possible without our subscribers. To subscribe to the Times, go to NY TIMES DOT COM slash subscribe. From New York Times, I'm Michael Borrow this is daily. Today. It was a weekend of conflicting information about the president's health. I spoke again with my colleagues, White House correspondent Peter Baker and Maggie. Haberman. Monday. October fifth? Maggie and Peter the last time that we spoke to you late on Friday afternoon, the president was just about to board a helicopter for Walter Reed Medical Center where he has spent the weekend. So let's talk about everything that has happened in the time since we last spoke to start with tell us about the decision to send the president to Walter. Reed what did the White House say at that point about why the president was going to Walter Mead? So, Michael on Friday when the president went to Walter Reed, this statement said from the press secretary macaroni that the president was going out of a abundance of caution. It was literally was a precautionary measure and did they expected he would be there for a few days quote unquote. and. What they were saying was that the president had mild symptoms cold like symptoms low grade fever, cough sniffles, chills none of this was said officially, that was just what we were learning reporting but our information was that it was a mild case and do we hear anything from the? President Directly Well. We see him walk from the White House to Marine wants the first time we see him since he's had the positive test the first time he's been in public and interview wearing suit and he's walking in his own, but you can tell he's He's listless looks like ee is Pale. He doesn't have a normal energy flashes a thumbs up, but it's perfunctory to reporters doesn't stop and talk which she often almost always does. And within minister that or what are they give everybody for the tremendous support they post a video on his twitter account of him addressing the nation in effect just before walking out think I'm doing very well but we're going to make sure that things work out and it's eighteen seconds and doesn't say very much other than you know I'm here and I'm going to be okay but. It's meant to reassure the nation I think the problem for them. As of course, he didn't look like he was doing well was ambulatory. He was awake he was lucid and he obviously was meant to say, I'm in charge and not speaking to the country, but to our adversaries and allies around the world. So thank you very much. I. Appreciate it. I will never forget. Thank you. Okay. So what happens next? So the president spent the night on Friday and on Saturday late morning morning everyone. Thank you for coming. Behind me or some of the members of the president's medical team. Whom I'd like to introduce a group of doctors treating the president came out of Walter. Reed to address the pool reporters who were sent to Bethesda to hear what they had to say Jason, blaylock infectious disease. Dr Wes Campbell Infectious Disease. Doctor. John. Hudson and a seizure and it was led by Dr Conley who is trump's main doctor commander mega mega it felt like that scene which I watched was a very deliberate show of medical force. I. Think That's right Michael. I. Think it was meant to convey the significance and the breadth of the team treating the president and to be clear there are a number of top doctors who are working on the president's team they brought in specialists from Johns Hopkins for instance. So they wanted to convey the sense that he is getting significant care important care and care that people can trust superior. Tell us what what happens during this news conference. This morning elected to start by. First showing that the president is doing very well. Well Dr Conley tells the world basically the president's doing great. It should be clear that he's got plenty of work to get done from the chief of staff. And he's doing it. He says that he's up and around he's in good spirits he's working and the president this morning is not on oxygen. Other doctors even say that fact as we were completing our multidisciplinary rounds this morning. He left us with was I feel like I could walk out of here today the president told them a felt so good that he didn't have to stay if it was just up to him. Thursday. He had a mild cough nasal congestion fatigue. All of which are now resolving and improving and they give few details but not many about the infection and the course since the positive tests the problem is, is all very confusing and conflicting with what the White House told us before just seventy two hours into the diagnosis. Now, the first week of Covid and in particular day seven to ten to the most critical in determining the course of this illness they refer to, for instance, the diagnosis being seventy two hours earlier. Well, that would place a day earlier than we thought it would be. About forty hours ago, the president received. A special antibody therapy directed against the coronavirus, and we're working very closely with the company to monitor him the also referred to the president taking this experimental antibody cocktail forty hours earlier even though they had told us before it was only about twenty four hours performs immediately. There are questions raised as a what is going on here are they admitting that this has been going on longer than they had told us before? Did they get it wrong? The date of the president's last negative, and then the question star until testing going back but but he also staffer team routinely are tested. Not received any supplemental oxygen? He's not on oxygen right now. That's right and there's a lot of questions about whether the president had been on supplemental oxygen. He's not received any at all he's he's not needed any but any this morning today at all that's right. And that's where it really goes off the rails because Dr. Connolly dancing all around it. One thing. Has He ever been on supplemental oxygen he right now he is not i. Keep saying Russia should we read into the fact that he had been free yesterday today? He was not knox saying things like he's not on oxygen now. Okay. That means he was on before right so he has not been on during this his Cova treatment. He's not on oxygen right now. Well. He wouldn't say that and hit the SORTA. Game playing and word parsing always simply made the situation even more confusing. Thursday no oxygen none at this moment and yesterday with the team while we were all here, he was not on oxygen. Tape. You. Okay. Thank you. Okay. So what happens after this press conference watching this? Of course is Mark Meadows, the White House, Chief of staff and I think even he founded a little too much because within a couple minutes, he walks over to the pool reporters who were there to represent all of the press corps. and asked to speak to them off the record at eventually gives them an assessment that sounds quite different than what Dr Colleague just said on camera how different? Well, he tells reporters there that the president's vital signs were very concerning over the previous twenty, four hours that in fact, he wasn't out of the woods the next forty, eight hours we're going to be critical to determine the course of his recovery is how much more sober much more measure certainly than my doctor Collie adjusted. Clearly you know what he was doing was trying to pull back a little bit from the perhaps over the top optimism that was said on camera. Now, the problem for Mark Meadows is he didn't want to be identified. So he asked reporters to call him a source who's familiar with the present situation. I had. Okay. So It really didn't seem to realize was there was a live camera it'd been recording everything. You can hear on the video that ends up being posted online meadows coming over to the proposal saying, Hey, can we talk off? It. And why do you think meadows would WANNA be unnamed? It felt like kind of an unexpected rover. So you would expect that the White House would be the ones trying to put a more positive spin on it. Then the doctors. So why would they want to be doing the opposite and doing it off the record? Well, or at least doing it on background Michael Because the White House staff what well aware and mark? Meadows is well aware that the president does not want information about his health out there and Mark Meadows was balancing the equities of what he? Thought. The public should understand about the reality of the president's situation versus the president getting unhappy with that information being out there. So he split the baby by going background So which was that was willing to tell the public what he thought they needed to know but not in such a way that he would then get a phone call from the president saying what the heck did you do correct. But as it happens, that's what happened. Anyway meaning the president learned exactly what Mark Meadows had done and was not very happy about it So what happens? So, the president learned of what happened communicated that he was displeased to put it mildly, and in short order Mark Meadows was giving a rosier assessment of the president's condition to Reuters. and. Michael This was an afternoon of backpedaling. You had Dr Conley issue an additional memo short time after the briefing saying that he had misspoken. Issues particularly about the time line of when the president was first diagnosed and how far into his condition and the treatment of the virus that he actually was meaning the seventy two hours versus thirty six hours reference correct at one point Dr Connolly said, we're seventy two hours into this diagnosis and that would have put it at Wednesday before the president took a couple of trips one to Minnesota and one to New Jersey. So Dr Connolly thing. I didn't really mean correct. We still don't know the answer to the question of when the President I tested positive but calmly said he misspoke. And Peter. What else do we see happening on Saturday afternoon well, then you start to see the president himself kind of get involved but want to begin by thanking all of the incredible medical professionals, the doctors, the nurses everybody he had taped eighteen second video the day before going to Walter Reed and they decided to take another video that can be put online in the evening I came here wasn't feeling so well I feel much better now we're working hard to get me all the way back I have to be back. Because, we still have to make America Great. Again, we've done he's still looks drained, which would be natural for anybody suffering suffering through. We're going to beat this corona virus or whatever you WANNA call it. And we're going to beat it soundly. So many things have happened. If you look at the therapeutic it is kind of a rambling talk. He talks about the campaign and he talks about how he wants to get back out there and win the campaign. He talks about his handling of the virus and he insists that he's handled it well. So I just want to tell you that I'm sorting to feel good. You don't know over the next period of a few days I. Guess that's the real test. So we'll be seeing what happens over those next cup next couple of days. By The larger messages I'm still here I'm doing well, it's going to be okay I'm not going anywhere specifically the United States, the outpouring of love has been incredible I will never forget. Thank you very much. Breaking right now, an update from president trump's doctors just into Fox News they and then is shortly after that but mark meadows goes on Janine. Joining me now to discuss this and more white. House chief of Staff Mark Meadows. Mark I, suspect that that you've been through a lot in the last couple of days what? Statement. Is. Not as good as the president of the United. States. Gives two separate versions of reality yesterday corning we were. We were real concerned with that. He had a fever at as blood oxygen level at drop. Rapidly and He gave a an accurate version of what had happened on Friday at the president. He talked about his oxygen levels dropping that was the first time. Any official had said that on the record, but he's made unbelievable improvement from from yesterday morning when I know I number of the doctor and I were were very concerned. But then also talked about how well the president is doing in how speculation about transfer of power by the media's very unfair an while that may make for good clicks on the internet or or make. A great hyperbole on TV and there was never consideration and never even a risk of a transition of power allies at the president and at the white has gotten very upset with some of the news coverage related to whether the president can retain his powers. So meadows was playing to that while also acknowledging that there portrait on Friday was not true Mark Meadows get a good night's sleep tonight. Thank so much and so by Saturday evening, we don't really know exactly who is telling the truth or what the exact state of the president's health is but we. Do know the president wants to present an optimistic picture of his health and Chief of staff having learned the president wasn't pleased with his portrait of the President's health starts to present a more optimistic picture himself on Fox. News. That's about where things stand on Saturday evening and we're told again, you know we have to trust other people were told that he was actually feeling better on Saturday evening. Then he had been on Friday and as he headed into a second night in the hospital was just as concerned in some ways with the external perception that he was. Condition at that moment, and what's your understanding of what that is about? Why would president trump? Why would any president really tried to mislead the public about their health? Does it have to do with politics or with the significance of the president being unwell when it comes to our sense of national stability or what? I think all of those things I I really do think. There's a natural conditions I the oval, office to want to maintain credibility in the political system, and that includes the international political system and any weakness is obviously a drawback. So there's a national Tennessee even if it's unfortunate to shade the truth and these kinds of circumstance. Now, of course, the difference is this is a White House that has had a credibility problem on all sorts of things from day one leaving a lot of people wondering what they can trust and what they can't Right and the other piece of that that I would just add to what Peter said. This is a president who sees any sign of illness as a huge signal of weakness and who sees hospitals as dangerous germy places, and so all of this is sort of Donald. 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Then he did the day before president had a high fever and his oxygen oxygen saturation was trans gently dipping low ninety four percent. Given these two developments I was concerned for possible rapid progression of the illness. I recommended the president. We try some supplemental oxygen. See how he'd responds he says that the president's oxygen levels didn't drop on. Friday. And that he had had a quote unquote high fever and this all precipitated him being taken to Walter, Reed Hospital later that day So a different account than going to Walter Reed out of an abundance of caution this is. Perhaps. Going to Walter Reed out of a kind of medical reaction to something happening to the president that's correct and Michael, look it is important to bear in mind that he is still the president of the United States. He's not a normal typical patient so they're going to take more preventative measures with him than they would with someone else this is the first thing. That commonly establishes is that the president was sicker than they were saying on Friday, and now we knew that for sure over the course of his illness, the president has experienced two episodes. Transient drops is oxygen saturation. He makes clear that president had a second incident on. Saturday where his oxygen level dropped, he was vague on whether they administered supplemental oxygen into him was. The determination of the team based predominantly on the time line from the initial diagnosis that we initiate decks and Matheson who let us know that the president is on a steroid which is being administered to quote unquote severe cases of covid patients. He did not describe the president's condition that way, but he is taking the steroids, which is an anti inflammatory and immune system. Of pneumonia are there signs of lung involvement of any damage to the lungs? Yes. We're tracking all of that There's some expected findings but nothing of. Any major clinical concern and made clear that they're monitoring the president's lung function where he said, there are expected findings in the scans and then didn't explain what the expected findings are or what that means. And if you continue to look and feel as well as he does today, our hope is that we can plan for discharges earliest tomorrow to the white. House. where he can continue his treatment course he also said they might release the president as soon as Monday. He did not explain how those various facts fit together. He said the president is doing better. Yesterday. You told us that the president was in great shape have been in good shape and Peter fee for the previous twenty four hours minutes after your press conference white. House chief of Staff Mark Meadows told reporters at the peasants. vitals were very concerning over the past twenty four hours. Simple question for the American people whose statements about the president's health should be. And then he was pressed on why he gave a very different portrait a day earlier, there was that momentary episode of the high fever and that temporary drop. In the saturation with. Acknowledged that he had done that I was trying to reflect the the the upbeat attitude that the. Team the President of course of illness had, and he said that his goal was to try to be upbeat didn't WanNa give any any information that might steer the course of illness in another direction and in doing. So you know came off that we're trying to hide something twist true and So have here have it. He's into not steer the course of the virus in the wrong direction. What did you make? A fad I I must confess I. Didn't understand that set of words. What he meant was that he wanted Donald trump to hear upbeat good news and the White House communications director has since confirmed that that's what Dr Comment. So the doctor is saying that he did not want to tell the public too much about the president's condition that his oxygen had fallen that he needed supplemental oxygen that his fever had spike because he feared that actually might. Make the president as a recipient of that information. Get sicker. Correct remember this is the president who has long. -scribed Norman Vincent Peale's School of positive thinking that you know. Simply being being optimistic actually has an impact and he he is used that to explain over and over again why he has underestimated or under sold at least the severity of this pandemic from the start So one way perhaps understanding all this back and forth and conflicting information over the weekend. Is that the president genuinely believes that his health can be affected by a kind of positive framing of his health or that his health could be adversely affected by an accurate public frightening of his health So I wanted to talk for a moment about the other administration officials and people in the White House around the president who tested positive for the coronavirus. When we talked to you both on Friday afternoon, it was the president the first lady Melania trump hope Hicks is senior adviser the chairman of the Iran mcdaniel it was senator. Mike Lee of Iowa, the president of Notre Dame who else has since tested positive well, since then we've had I. Think Chris Christie the former governor of New Jersey who is the president's debate coach this past week we've had nick Luna, who is his former body man is personal aide is now the director of Oval Office, operations we've had Senator Thom Tillis. I was probably after we talked on Friday, we've had a number of reporters including our own colleague, my sheer who was on the plane with the president following the aiming at event to hit the rally that. Followed that Kellyanne Conway Kellyanne Conway. That's right. Who's WHO's no longer in the White House, but was part of that Barrett event as well and what more do we now understand about how the transmission might have occurred when we last talked there was a lot of attention being paid to the Rose Garden event last weekend the nomination of Amy Barrett, the Supreme Court because so many of these figures had been present for that. So what more have we? Learned yeah I think everybody is really focused on that event the White House medical unit certainly examine that carefully. So many people who were there have come out of it positive test. In fact, I think the mayor of DC said that would be the largest single superstar event that happened in the course of the pandemic and the city while to this point. So that's an obvious source of the outbreak and we had originally thought well, it seems sort of. counterintuitive while people weren't wearing masks and we're not socially distant they were outside, which is right. Thought to be a safer way. We didn't really focus on it. I I think was the fact that a lot of those people came inside the White House afterwards, there was kind of a reception in the diplomatic reception room and the pictures that have emerged have indicated just how close everyone was. There was even some hugging and certainly very close talking no. Masks no social distance exactly. The kind of circumstances that public health expert will tell you not to do right now. So also in addition to these events related to any cutting Barrett's selection, there were rooms at the president was in with about a half dozen AIDS over several hours over the course of many days from Saturday through Tuesday, where he was doing debate prep and all of those people then went out and were still doing things after those sessions. Final question for you both. We don't know yet how these past few days may end up influencing voters and the outcome of the election. However, we have just got new polling that shows the state of the race just before all of this and that polling showed that Joe Biden has never appeared to be doing better nationally, and the president is seen in these polls to have done poorly in the first debate. So. Maggie and Peter, how is the White House and how is the campaign thinking about what to do in these final weeks given What has just happened to the president and given that pulling. Michael they're plowing ahead as if nothing has changed, you know as it is the doctors are talking about releasing the president as soon as Monday, which is is really being driven by political considerations and less about where the president is physically, and also the frankly the fact that the president hates being hospital is board, but they are sending out Mike Pence, the vice president to do campaign events. As soon as Wednesday they are hoping to have trump family members campaign across the country, and they're still talking about the second debate as if it's a likely possibility that is scheduled for October fifteenth. That's pretty. Soon. And they think that they have an opportunity and they're not wrong to some extent to have the public see him as a sympathetic figure because he's sick there's a history of politicians being viewed sympathetically when they are sick. The problem is this White House is viewed with so little credibility on a number of issues particularly on its handling of Corona, virus? That that was always gonNA cut against them couple that with the incompetence and false portrait's that have been depicted by this White House in the last few days that doesn't help them either. But what they're hoping is the president will recover quickly and he'll be able to show resolve in the face of the virus. Maggie. Peter Thank you both very much it. Thanks Michael Becky Michael. On Sunday evening president trump briefly left Walter Reed in his motorcade. Loading into an SUV with two secret service agents to drive by supporters gathered outside the medical complex. With. The trip was immediately criticized by medical experts. WHO said it had endangered the agents in the vehicle. And head violated medical protocols. We're getting great reports from the doctors. This is an incredible hospital world to read moments earlier, the president released another video update on twitter about his experience. So it's been a very interesting journey I. learned a lot about Covet. I learned it by really going to school. This is the real school. This isn't the read the book school and I get it and I understand and it's A. Very interesting thing I'm going to be letting you know about it. In the meantime we love the USA and we love what's happening. Thank you. We'll very back. Support for this podcast and the following message come from comcast business today businesses are starting to bounce back. But what if you could do better than that? What if you could adapt and find new ways to succeed with new customers while comcast business wants to help you do just that they want to help businesses not just bounce back but bounce forward to learn more call one, eight, hundred, five, zero, one, six, thousand or go to comcast business dot. com. 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"Wake Up. It's time from mornings with Gail on thirteen. Ten. KFI. Well I don't know about celebrating the president home at least for one side of the political spectrum. So I'm just kind of crews and through surfing through the reports of president trump. Of course, as you're well aware leaving. Walter Reed Medical Center in. But that's the Maryland last night returning to the private residents of the White House, in which well. Treatment and observation will continue as a result of his poverty positive covid nineteen diagnosis. But these mainstream lame stream reporters have any shame whatsoever because they're talking about the fact that he's on Deck Samatha Zone DEXSA method zone. Saying Oh, he's all roydon out. It's a corticosteroid for heaven sakes it's not like he's pumped full of steroids and we're about to see Royd rage breakout in the primary residence of the white. House give me a break six. Oh, eight now thirteen ten, K. K. Thirteen ten up K. dot com northern Colorado's voice morning. So Gail live and local the auto collision. Specialists Studios Yeah President. Trump is according to a piece by Andrew. And Alex leary out of the Wall Street Journal President Trump left the hospital with a cautious prognosis just yesterday after three days of treatment for Covid nineteen by the way that treatment will continue returning to a White House roiled by the spread of the contagion among his top aides a month before he seeks reelection actually I, believe from not stake in at last check we are what? Twenty seven days out from the election. Now, president trump wearing a surgical masks walked out the front door of Walter, Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda where he'd been receiving treatment. Since Friday, evening administration officials were making preparations for Mr Trump to isolate in the White House residence as expected instead of the West Wing where many senior aides work. So shortly before seven PM, eastern President, trump exited marine one stood on a White House balcony removed his mask old the outrage he doesn't care. Let's cue the. To indignation and all the Pearl clutching no he he doesn't care about the American people now does E. He removed his mask. He recorded a video flashed two thumbs up and gave A. Now president obviously returned to a White House that's been rather shaken by covid nineteen press. Secretary. Kelly Magnani said. Monday that she had tested positive, she was going into isolation other people close to the president who have tested positive include trump campaign manager bill stepien aid hope Hicks Former judge, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. Who was active into preparation with the president by the way former adviser Kellyanne Conway. I believe Kellyanne Conway's daughter. took the TIKTOK mistaken. She's fifteen saying that she has tested positive for covid nineteen as well. And Director of Oval Office Operations Nick Luna. Presidents exit from Walter Reed came after his physician Dr Shawn Conley said yesterday that Mr Trump had matched his doctors discharged criteria going on to say though he may not entirely be out of the woods yet remember it's a To nine days after diagnosis, those are the critical days the in which well, it can either take a turn for the better or a turn for the worse Cova Nineteen can. Because well, it's Not as cut and dried as many would like us to think every case is different. Dr John Conley went on to say the team nine agree that all of our evaluations most importantly his clinical status support the president's safe return home, well, where he will be surrounded by World Class Care Twenty four seven now perhaps in an answer to our question yesterday as to how the president's messaging relative to Covid. Nineteen may or may not change. Not. Only did he take to twitter but he also record recorded that video from the White House balcony president trump. Riding in a tweet. Earlier Monday. Saying, don't be afraid of cove. It don't let it dominate your life, and of course of the Hollywood glitterati lost their minds over that. There he goes again. Once again, he said in the video now I'm better. Maybe I'm immune I don't know now that possibly could have led to some of the what I think were really cheap shots taken by many of the mainstream media reporters sheep says an air quotes reporters this morning opining that president trump is. He's all roy did out. Let's talk a little bit about what decks methods zone actually is. Now you know he was on. Antibody cocktail and he's on REMM disappear and among other treats treatments as well. Zinc. Vitamin D I. Hear Vitamin D is really chief in the battle against a covid nineteen that it does provide some help as far as your immune system goes and you might WanNa, think about taking it. But let's take a look at a DEXSA meth zone okay. What is it? It's a cheap and widely available corticosteroid. That has anti inflammatory activity it can constrict blood vessels. Greg Kyle is a professor of pharmacy at the Queensland University of Technology. Now. This is not the steroid choice for some not all. Bodybuilders and Others. These drugs dampened down the immune system response to covert said Greg Kyle Professor Pharmacy at the Queensland University of Technology, corticosteroids have been evaluated in patients with respiratory distress for decades with many clinical trials examining their utility. But only a handful have examined, they're used in covid nineteen patients DEXSA. Zone rose to prominence as a treatment for covid nineteen after scientists at the University of Oxford in the UK conducted a six thousand patient trial or confirmed piece warning out of Scene Net by Jackson Ryan. The results were published in the New England Journal of Medicine in July they demonstrated that debt Samatha zone could reduce the number of deaths in patients on mechanical ventilation by one third Oh. Yeah and that's a source of more consternation and debate among. The mainstream media is the fact that they threw everything. At the illness. When it came to President Donald Trump but the kitchen sink well, the of course they did this is the leader of the free world. This is our commander in chief you're GONNA pull out all the stops, right? and Dow President Trump wasn't on a ventilator. Yeah. He did get some supplemental oxygen. In patients receiving speaking of which in patients receiving supplemental oxygen it reduced deaths by one fifth no president trump was never on death's doorstep. It didn't appear to help patients who weren't receiving respiratory support. Now, there was another study in the Journal of the American. Medical Association. that. Went on to say. Find. The right. Size in September. Looking at a group of two, hundred, ninety, nine patients with moderate or severe respiratory distress suggested it might keep patients off then later though that was not a so called randomized trial. All right. Now, you have some doctors. conveniently not identified in this piece, but this goes to all the caterwauling about the president being. Out Some doctors pointed out the more serious side effects, possible side effects of of Methadone treatment. Kyle went on to say they work on a whole range of different body systems they work at the level of the nucleus that means it affects almost every cell in the body, and so the side effects are rather buried there can be. But it's not a done deal. There can be not necessarily potential negative effects on the brain. Including anxiety and mood. And another side effect is Euphoria Here it is. One doctor says, well, that might partly explain the president strong feeling that he is recovering rapidly. All right. Well, let's just look at the amount of time that he was in. Walter Reed Medical Center, before he was released with his doctors blessing wasn't only Dr Commonly that made that decision, right? No, they had an entire Qadri. There were Cornucopia of doctors attending physicians monitoring the president's vitals while he was at Walter Reed. The decision was made to release him. Yes. He was still receive topnotch medical care in the White House residence. But don't you find that to be a positive sign he was admitted. To Walter read on Friday, he was released on Monday. So. Is it? A side effect. Of this corticosteroid steroid that the president has a positive outlook. On his recovery. You tell me nine, seven, three, five, three, thirteen, ten, eight, seven, seven, three, five, three, thirteen, ten, drop me a text on our thirteen ten K F. K text line at three, one, nine, nine, six, six, eighteen, now thirteen, ten KFI. 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Suppose we could call them recreational steroids. Lance. Armstrong six twenty, seven now, thirteen, ten, a que, a thirteen ten K of A. Dot com northern Colorado's voice mornings with Gail live and local via the auto collision specialists studios once again, president trump taking a very positive attacked because we wondered yesterday and ask this of Judge Janine. Pirro when she joined us yesterday, of course, host of justice with judge, Janine and a prolific author just released a brand new book but ask her that particular question how or will the fact that the president has been diagnosed with Covid nineteen? How will that change his messaging as well? Campaign trail roles on The. DUGOUT JOE outlining his tax plan and. Let's just say it doesn't bode well for many of us time permitting we'll get into that as well this morning but meanwhile, you had president trump taking to the White House balcony. Essentially, saying. Don't let this defeat US speaking of covid nineteen saying that yes indeed he is recovering and he's feeling a lot better now we've got the vice presidential debate coming up tomorrow typically. Described as there's a whole lot of focus on the spare tire instead of the tires on the car typically vice presidential debates really don't matter that much. But well, everything is upside down inside out topsy turvy and this one, the vice presidential debate of course, between Joe, Biden's vice presidential candidate Kamla Harris and Vice President Mike. Pence pence could take on increased significance in this election cycle. We'll talk about that as well and Oh my goodness. Changing gears here the smoke. Isn't the smoke just incredible. This as what we now know as the Cameron. Pete, fire breaks that North containment line overnight and the modern fire in Colorado and Wyoming grows to one hundred, fifty, one, thousand, seven, hundred, and eleven acres. It's now larger than the pine. Goals Fire Tell you what we're gonNA. Do we're going to pass along some really important tips if that smoke is bothering you as it is so many how to protect yourself from that wildfire smoke but What is the history of presidents being medically incapacitated in office? You might be surprised because, yes, I readily admit that over the weekend, the messaging that we were getting from president trump's a doctor's at Walter. Reed they were a little bit. convoluted and a little bit confusing. It's kind of a need to know basis historically well. Robert Spencer is author of rating America's presidents in America I. Look at who is best who is overrated, and who was an absolute disaster will pose that question to him when he joins us at six, thirty, five, six, thirty, now thirteen ten, k. f. k.. Rogue Code now. Weekdays. At Four Northern Colorado's voice. Thirteen ten KFI K.. The days headlines PODCAST mornings with Gail and more and schedule about coming sports broadcasts find them at thirteen ten k. m.. K.. A. Dot Com. President trump. Being. Walter Reed Pinnacle Center in Bethesda Maryland yesterday evening returning to the white cows where he will isolate and continue covid nineteen treatment in the white. House residents now, no surprise House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that she was concerned. She's very concerned that Mr trump was returning to the White House for political reasons he was cleared by his Kadre of Physicians Speaker Pelosi but. Didn't stop her if he is acting trivial frivolously. Virus as he has done all along. This is dangerous of for the American people. All right consuming the point that some of the messaging that we were getting about the president's of medical status over the weekend was somewhat confusing. Well, it begs the question of a history of secrecy on presidential health joined this morning a- by Robert Spencer Robert Spencer is author of rating America's Presidents in America I look at who is best who is overrated, and who was an absolute disaster this along with a number of other books, the history of Jihad, the Palestinian delusion. Mr Spencer has led seminars for the FBI, the US Central Command, US Army Command, and General, Staff College, the symmetric Warfare Group and the Joint Terrorism Task Force. Roberts pleasure. Welcome back to the show. We've got to talk to you. Thank you you bet. All right. So what is the history I have this rather lengthy piece that I had pulled out of NPR just say that medical professionals when it comes to presidential health have traditionally been rather tight lipped. Am I wrong on. You're absolutely right. What's remarkable about this is that president trump is probably gotten more heat than any other president who's fallen ill while in office ever in American history and yet he's also been more transparent about his condition Franklin. Delano Roosevelt was gravely ill and the Democratic Party establishment lied to the American people repeatedly about it in nineteen forty four and assured them that he was up to serving yet another term as president his fourth term he died three months after the inauguration Kennedy. Of course was very seriously a lot of people still don't know this. He was very seriously. Oh, without disease and may not have lived out had not been assassinated may not have lived out his term. My goodness and then you had Woodrow Wilson Ryan. That's probably the most notorious example for two years after he had a stroke. Woodrow Wilson was hidden away in a room and nobody could see him his wife stood guard at the door and would take in material papers. They would bring him to examine and proposals to approve or disapprove, and she would disappear into the room and then come back out and say he's approved or disapproved or whatever, and most historians at this point. Thank that effectively, Edith Wilson was president of the United States for those two years and public was completely in the dark about Wilson's condition. Now we had the assassination attempt of president, Ronald Reagan, and then there was some question about his. Mental Acuity in his second term. A lot of that was of course, politically motivated just as nowadays. It's kind of routine to hear this chorus of the leftist journalist saying that the president trump is unfit is suffering from dementia has to be removed from office I. Think some of that is deflection from Joe Biden obvious dementia but anybody who watches the president at these hostile press conferences questions for hour after hour sometimes and lead these rallies nobody could think that he's mentally impaired and it's really actually the same thing in Reagan's case He. Of course, did contract Alzheimer's disease after he left office but there's no doubt of his mental acuity from the beginning to the end of his administration. And then Robert, you've gotTa love it after President Trump was released from Walter Reed of course he. Did a video basically telling the American people because I wondered yesterday. How as news was circulating that he might be discharged from Walter Reed. I wondered how would change if at all his messaging relative to covid nineteen while it didn't in a video from the White House balcony and he removed his mask and he? He says, don't let it dominate. You don't let it take over your lives he went on to say I stood out front I lead nobody that's a leader would not do what I did but now you've got the pack in the mainstream media saying. The president presidents all rooted up. It's a corticosteroid for Heaven Sakes. Well they're just of course, trying to confuse the American people and denigrate the president to get their men elected because he's really shown up their narrative to Donna Shing degree. Now he's a seventy, four year old man. He's not in the best shape. We all know that he doesn't eat as well as he ought to, and he beats the corona virus in three days. All this steria walk down the masks, the whole shutdown of American society. Global. Society too tremendous degree. He's shown to be unnecessary and ridiculous. this is a serious illness, but it's not so serious that seventy four year old man who's a bit on the obese side can't beat it in a very fast way and so they are raging more hotly than ever this morning because he has yet again revealed them to be. Hysterical Liars. You. Think this will impact the election. Of course, you've got vice president pence facing off with Comma Harrison that vice presidential debate tomorrow night taking on perhaps more significance than a vice presidential debate ever has arguably a lot of events are going to be virtual as the president remains in quarantine but what impact will this have? I think that it might be that some people are going to say, Gee, trump might not be in the best of health but then they're gonNA look at the other guy I think will he's even worse off. And so I don't see that this is going to change anybody's vote or any significant number of people's votes People are going to vote for Biden and Harris or trump and pence, not because of health and also in the full confidence that the vice presidential candidates in each case will carry out the same policies that the president will They're gonNA vote for them because they believe in what they're saying, and if you want that trump has made the choice very clear you want to defend America one American, prosperous and strong than it's. One choice then if he want socialist internationalism than the other shows. Six forty five down thirteen ten of K. Thirteen Tannock. AF. Dot Com Robert Spencer author of rating America's President's latest book rating America's Presidents and America. I look at who is best who is overrated and who was an absolute disaster. Okay. Let's run down through the best are run down through the best of the book. Who is best? Well I have my own personal mount rushmore four presidents who I believe were stand out the best presidents from an America first standpoint that is America was better off stronger safer more prosperous when they left office than it was when they came into office and that would be Washington and Lincoln, but the other two would change to coolidge and trump. Interesting. All right. Why COOLIDGE TRUMP both of them. Actually for the same reasons they cut regulations they cut taxes they stood up against unconstitutional actions that had been instituted by their predecessors and repeal them. They put America first in the international arena avoiding a dangerous foreign entanglements that would compromise our sovereignty and our economy and they got America booming. which trump of course is now done twice with the the fast recovery the unexpectedly quick recovery from the coronavirus crash. WHO's overrated? overrated is We'll certainly Barack Obama I found when I was beginning to research this book that most historians rate him among the greatest of presidents which I think Hollingworth absurd. Of course, unless you're social internationally like Obama Obama weakened America militarily politically and economically, and so if you think that's a good thing and many people do, of course, freed Zaccaria CNN wrote a book the Post. American world saying just that that America needs to be weakened in those ways for the rest of the world to be better off and Obama was avidly reading that book when he was conducting his first campaign. So I think that it's no accident that that's what he did and he's actually one of the worst presidents of all wildly overrated by historians because of course, he shares their world. Kinsey moment. Is when a politician inadvertently tells the truth is this the Harris Baydin tickets is Joe Biden, no more than a figurehead as both the. And Kamala Harris referred to the ticket as bean. There's no doubt about that. Whatsoever witnessed the Biden campaign first acceptance and then refusal to have his ear inspected for wires. Strong suspicions with photographic evidence that he was indeed wearing a wire during the debate and his The gas. You know they were funny maybe at first when he would say one or two things that were outrageous. But now it's practically every day and every time he said something he says something crazy. So during the debate I have way expected to him to challenge president trump after calling him a dog faced pony soldier I was waiting for that one. Expected in the challenge into a push up contest. I think on the in the debate, he was probably completely scripted He kept looking down at his podium. He probably had the questions before and he probably had answers written out and he was being fed more material through the wiring and so nothing he said was spontaneous there except maybe those interjections shut up man and that kind of thing. Yeah. Exactly. Calling the president a clown racist. All right. who was an absolute disaster certainly, Obama carrot counts in there. I have a scale of zero to ten in the book and they're several Zeroes Obama's one Bill Clinton. Jimmy Carter. But I must say say at the same time that this is not a partisan book that I gave George W Bush one point for his inspirational leadership after nine eleven. But that's the only point he gets and so the absolute disasters or bipartisan, and they're all because of the same reasons that they America ended up weaker. Militarily Let's see he the president pursued wrong headed policies that were bad for Americans Jimmy. Carter, for example, presided over the energy crisis and told Americans we were going to have to. Be Cold in the winter and hot in the summer, and there were long lines for gas and so on and the problem was not really a shortage. It was overregulation that choked off the supply Ronald Reagan removed some of those regulations and suddenly there's no more energy crisis. And you remember Joe Biden. Once famously said, we believe in truth and not facts. That's terrifying. Upper Me Robert Spencer who I had the pleasure of meeting several years ago in Loveland when you heard that train to come and coming around the bend author of raiding America's presidents in America. I. Look at who is best who is overrated and who was an absolute. Disaster, where can we learn more about you and your work and where can we find your newest book? Yeah. Well, the book is that Amazon or Barnes and noble or any brick and mortar bookstore that may still exist should have it or can get it and I'm at Jihad, watch dot org on the Web J. ihop. Dot Org in Jihad Watch irs on twitter? Robert a pleasure as always. Thanks so much for your insights and perspectives. Thank you. Had Sixty one now thirteen ten K. F. K.. Apart northern Colorado's for. Thirteen Ten KFI K the Block Party Wednesdays from Florida ten PM. Thirteen ten KFI a thirteen ten K. A.. Dot Com six, fifty, five Dan Patrick the whole show in Collin. COWHERD are northern Colorado's voice thirteen, ten KFI. Plus on six, Fifty, eight on your Tuesday morning thirteen, ten KFI. Thirteen ten KFI K. A. DOT COM northern Colorado's voice mornings with Gail from the Auto Collision Specialists Studios. All right in our local news roundup coming up after we get you all caught up on everything that you need to know with local and national news. Well, what we now know according to a piece out of the Colorado and by miles bloom heart about the cameron peak fire breaking that North containment line overnight this as the mullen fire that is in Colorado and Wyoming grows to one hundred and fifty, one, thousand, seven, hundred, and eleven acres. It is now larger than the Pine Gulch Fire I can't tell you how many folks I talked to yesterday. You probably experienced this yourself as well. just the smoke. Oh my Gosh we've been dealing with smoke since these wildfires have a broken out. So it's something that Well, we're not totally unfamiliar with, but the smoke was thick and heavy was actually watching ash falling from the sky once again well, it does beg the question. If you are vulnerable particularly vulnerable, perhaps you have a respiratory condition or another underlying condition. If you're vulnerable to the impacts of wildfire smoke, ask some really really good tips that I wanna pass along in the seven o'clock hour on how to protect yourself not only from the smoke but from that fine particulate matter in the smoke that can. Make Your Eyes Burn, and water irritate your respiratory system and worsened chronic heart and lung diseases. So we'll get into that in just a few as mentioned ABC News than local news coming your way in just a few thirteen ten KFI. Gay, Greeley Loveland. Longmont it's seven o'clock. Rogue Code now. Weekdays at four on northern Colorado's voice. Thirteen, ten. KFI K.
Bonus: President Trump Hospitalized
"When president trump tested positive for corona virus it was concerning when we learned he was experiencing symptoms. It was alarming will Friday evening Marine One landed on the lawn of the White House so that the president could be hospitalized and in that moment, this became the most serious medical predicament for a US president since Ronald Reagan was shot almost forty years ago. So today we're going to bring. You a special episode just giving you up to speed on where things stand and the conceivably developed over the rest of the weekend when I go straight to ABC's chief white. House correspondent Jonathan Karl, and ABC's chief medical correspondent Dr Jennifer Ashton John You're actually outside of Walter Reed Right now. How did this go from getting tested positive to he's in the hospital I mean what a progression? I it was he was getting tested because of hope Hicks, and we got the positive test. We were told that he would be working wall. He was self isolating at the White House, and then we got another statement from the from the White House doctor saying that he was being sent to the Walter Reed Medical Center, and have very little detail as to why and what exactly they'll be doing here. We're told he has some of those classic symptoms of Krona Virus, the fever. chills told a nasal congestion, a coffee senior. There is the picture earlier of the President Walking out to the helicopter wearing that mask thumbs up from the president his signature sign right there in a small wave. And I expect very much. He wanted that picture. Walking himself. Copter what we saw him walked Marine One himself I saw as the Marine One landed here the Medical Center Walter Reed crowd of people across the way as word got out that the president was heading here to Walter Reed have people coming over to try to catch a glimpse and he got out of the helicopter got into a car got taken into the. Hospital we're told he's going to be here for a few days a working out of what they call the Presidential Offices here at Walter Reed but let's be clear. Brad was essentially the President Being Medevac Act of from the white. House now probably the world's greatest Medevac really one and he walked out on his own, but they wouldn't be sending him here. If they didn't have serious cause for concern, and you needed to have access to argue with some of the world's best medical care and an evidence by the Melania trump has we speak is still at the White House aide Dr Ashton. We we've heard about the mild symptoms. We have not actually seen much of the president himself beyond that walked to the helicopter. How serious does this look? I mean we heard he was essentially getting experimental drugs. Yeah. So he's basically gotten an antibody cocktail. A synthetic blend of two antibodies that really target this spike protein and stop the virus from replicating and improve symptoms because we actually have the one of the founders of regeneration in studied the in two hundred and seventy-five patients drug made by the company regenerate, and they just released their preliminary data on September twenty nine we chested two doses in our trial. They went with the high dose. And I guess once again, they assessed that there were no increase safety. There were very few reasons to have concerns about safety or tolerability, and it is rugged really designed for patients who are not hospitalized. So he did get a relatively high dose of the medication which has found to be pretty safe in these clinical trials. And despite that his medical team still deciding to transfer him for inpatient observation it. We'll see how he responds and we've also seen this video from him where he looks more or less. Okay. But can we look back for a second guys because do we even know how he got infected everyone? You know when they heard hope Hicks tested positive I. do think it was kind of this common early assumption that she had infected him but John like it sounds like that's no longer necessarily a given I I wouldn't make that assumption when you think about all the events that the president and hope Hicks have been at. Over over the last several days, all the people they have been in contact with I wanNA thank the members of the Senate. We have so many of them here today. Thank you very much. The event that really stands out to me is the Rose Garden event where he announced Amy Coney Barrett as his S- pick for the Supreme Court. Come on family come on up. This Saturday, this was over the weekend. This was an event that had people shoulder to shoulder in the Rose Garden very few of them wearing masks. There was also an indoor reception prior to that. We didn't see it was a closed event, but I'm also told was was fairly crowded and again people not wearing masks. We saw Senator Mike Lee who was at the event Republican. Senator he's tested positive. So as the president of Notre Dame University who was at the event. On November Third Minnesota will decide whether we end this. Defeat the virus in return to record prosperity either way we're returning either would. We're going to have. The vaccine. Rounding the turn the first indication that there was a problem here came Wednesday the president went out to Minnesota for a rally. This is when a hope EK started not to feel. Well, she on the journey back to our on Air Force One actually quarantined and wore a mask as she was departing our own Jordan, Phelps SAR getting off the back of Air Force. One, alone with a mask a, she then tested positive on Thursday morning. We are told the president was also several of his president's aides said that they noticed that he seems a bit lethargic a little bit lower energy fatigued grow strongly protect Medicare and social security will always protect patients. With pre existing condition and some of his advisors thought it was just because he's had such a hectic schedule he's really been keeping an incredibly fast paced schedule including, of course, that debate in Cleveland the rally in Minnesota. But at least a couple of his advisors say that they were worried when they saw the way he was on Wednesday night that he might have been exposed to coronavirus. So who knows I don't I don't know that you can make the assumption that the president got this from Hope Hicks Dr Jen that right I agree with John Yeah Yeah I agree with John Completely, you know this is where we've we heard at the beginning of this pandemic. The keys to controlling a viral outbreak. Disease outbreak are test trays and isolate and that contact tracing. As Jonathan I'm sure can speak to has been. Kind of bumpy so far on the part of the White, house you know they need to do some detective work and find out a time line and retraced people steps, and absolutely we cannot assume that Hope Hicks was the one who infected the president for all we know it could have been the other way around on property. Now, trump golf course lies what we're also hearing on Brad is people being tested. We urge everyone who was in and around the bed bedminster event events yesterday to take full precautions glared Governor Murphy of New Jersey recommend that everyone president trump's bedminster fundraiser get tested. The problem is that there is no official guidance. No one really knows when to test someone after they've been exposed I asked, Dr Anthony Fauci this question directly and I said, it is day five because that's the average incubation period live is good and he said he would recommend even a little earlier I would think the viruses replicating on day three, four five. So I would say anywhere from no earlier than three or no later than five or six there is certainly no CDC official recommendation on when to get that test and I can tell you Brad that if I were in charge of testing. This inner circle at the White House I would be testing these people every day and aggressively recommending self quarantine for fourteen days into giant. When we look at what the White House told us about the president so far when we look at how the handle this really no one else knew. It makes you wonder would the White House told us that he tested positive if sources had an anonymously told us that hope Hicks was infected and I mean what does that say about how we're going to learn about the president's condition going forward this White House particularly has never been particularly transparent about the president's medical condition about his health, and in this case, you're exactly correct. We didn't learn that hope Hicks tested positive. Because the White House told us. We learned it because a sources told us it was it was something that was regular old reporting and in the White House acknowledged that I'm not to get into the president's symptoms. Exactly. He's had mild symptoms, but he is hard at work We're having to slow down a little bit. He's been on the phone with Senator McConnell. Can fact even even in the case we heard about them going to Walter Reed before the the White House announced it. So the White House has. Not, been particularly forthright in, of course, the information coming from the White House has not been particularly reliable I'm happy to put a mascot. Okay. But we're distancing it's very hard to talk what I have been asking for, and a lot of other reporters have been asking for is direct access to the White House physician preferably briefing where we can ask questions where people Dr Jan can get on and ask questions. So we can learn from the medical professionals and not simply statements coming from the White House press secretary. Just, learn that former vice president just by the forces at the debate with the president Tuesday night has tested negative. From the beginning Brad this story this pandemic has been one that has straddled the lines between medicine and science and politics and society and behavior. This is not a matter of politics. It's bracy reminder to all of us. Have to take this Myers seriously. And I think this is a real example to keep things squarely in the medical lane even though we are talking about the most prominent and important powerful political figure in the world. At this point, he's patient and everyone looks the same in a hospital gown. It doesn't matter what their title is, what their role is, what their bank account looks like. And we can try to modify behavior after we get the patient out of their acute health crisis despite the wave and thumbs up from the president just very anxious moments around. Walter. Reed right now, the country really even around the world we've seen well wishes from foreign leaders from Republicans. Democrats. Even Joe Biden tweeted quote. This cannot be a partisan moment. It must be American Moment Jonathan Karl outside Walter Reed Dr Jennifer Ashton. Thank you both. Thanks. Next on start here I go here. But what if the president's condition it gets worse we've got answers after the break. When the president did announce this positive test constitutional scholars immediately started mentioning the idea of a potential transfer of power, which initially really seemed like more theoretical trivia will the moment the president of the United States was hospitalized that'll change. So quickly, turn ABC senior national correspondent Terry Moran Terry Is there a point where we seriously talk about. The vice president taking over some of Donald, trump's duties in the days ahead I think so brandon and we're in somewhat uncharted waters because the twenty Fifth Amendment which provides for that transfer of power. The only been invoked three times and each one of those once by Ronald Reagan twice by George W. Bush. Was for planned surgeries. So the president knew in advance that while under anesthesia, he would be unable to discharge. The duties and powers of his office. This is different. If president trump at some point feels that he is unable to continue with his authorities. Then he would just write that Audi de Redknapp form sign it and it would be sent to the House and Senate and Mike Pence would become the acting president that whitland literally a letter that he can he descends that whenever he wants yes, that is up to him. And he the most white houses have a template for that letter just in case. And he would. He would essentially sign it and up to him one to invoke and up to him went to take those authorities back. Now, what if he slips or any president would slip quickly into a capacity because of illness or otherwise? Well, then the vice president would convene the cabinet and a majority vote of the cabinet saying the president was incapacitated would then make the vice president the acting president. We've never had a situation like that before. And that that's where it would get sticky. But right now, this is essentially something available to the President President trump feels that he can't do that Then he would transfer those authorities and the question for a former White House chief of staff they put it this way can the president still make a decision? Well, when you saw the president walkout or saw that video, he's certainly fully capable of discharging the duties of his office. I WANNA. Thank everybody for the tremendous support I'm going to Walter Reed Hospital I think I'm doing very well but we're going to make sure that things work out and the White House spokesman was very clear with us even as the president was on his way to the hospital, saying the president is in charge and that is the bottom constitutional line. We're going to win four more years in the White House. We're doing things that nobody. In the meantime then Terry let let's assume for the moment that the president is going to be okay. What does this mean for the next thirty one days of the campaign and would he basically had to be quarantined for half of that? I mean what happens here? Well, those are all questions TVD but basically he'll need to get tested and until he clears the virus the best practice would be for him not to go out and meet people, but he's running for re. Election. Twenty, five, thirty, five, thousand people show up at airports. Airports you're. Not. Worried. Well so far we have had no problem whatsoever it's outside that's a big difference according to the experts is the biggest issue in his presidency, the pandemic impulsivity the American people feel that he's done a bad job on it now he's. He's been holding these rallies which have been criticized because they are potential sources of spread. He has a hill to climb just in terms of health but in terms of his credibility on this and he's behind, he doesn't have a lot of money and now he can't hold those signature. Trump rallies is a hard road for him and we've been talking about what would happen if a president ever has to be replaced there's also the possibility when a candidate has to be replaced in an election. Remember when you vote for a candidate, you're actually voting for an elector. Would go to Washington select the Republican. The Democrat candidate will if one of suddenly ill or worse, the parties can actually decide amongst themselves to change who those electors go for even if it's someone else's name on the ballot. So obviously, something people are hoping never comes into play, but these are the conversations that are already happening around the white. House and elsewhere because just how serious and really unexpected. This entire sequence of events has been Terry Moran in Washington. Thanks so much. Thank. You check it in on this weekend bonus episode, we will have a lot more in the days ahead, but the president's condition and the many many ways in which this just seems to reset the political climate conversations about health in this country to state of America itself boom. Boom.
10-5-20 What's News extended edition
"It's time for New Coal Sandler's what's news from Nicole Sandler Dot Com and the progressive voices network on Friday Night Donald. Trump walked to marine one on his own to be taken to Walter Reed Medical Center after exhibiting what the White House described as mild symptoms of covid nineteen including fatigue, a low grade fever, and a cough. The briefings we've gotten from trump's Dr Sean Connolly have been both evasive and confusing especially on top of the mix messages we've. Gotten from the White House especially from chief of Staff Mark Meadows who painted a much less rosy picture than the doctor and has therefore come under criticism from Donald Trump we do know that trump has received an unusual combination of drugs. He's Gotten Rim desert beer dexsa stone, and some investigational were experimental drugs like an antibody therapy cocktail to combat the virus. This course of treatment is perplexing doctors who say this type of regimen has not been tried on anyone. In the most perplexing ill-conceived move yet the president briefly left Walter Reed Hospital on Sunday. He got in the back seat of the beast wearing a black cloth masks. There were at least two secret service members with him in the vehicle who were also wearing masks butt heads are exploding everywhere Dr James P Phillips an attending physician at Walter Reed tweeted quote that Presidential Suv is not only bulletproof but hermetically sealed against chemical attack. The risk of covid nineteen transmission inside is as high as it gets out of medical procedures. The irresponsibility is astounding. My thoughts are. With the secret service forced to play in fact, Yasser Ali of New York magazine tweeted a text. He got from a former US secret service agent who served under two presidents in their protection division and wrote quote I am beside myself. He has willfully disregarding the health and safety of the agents around him. They have no choice as they will carry out their mission. But if this is not a clear indication that he could give two shits about their health safety than I do not know what is I remember a time when we used to judge protectees. Based on whether or not they traveled over the holidays thus impacting the family lives of the agents. Now moving forward I guess the litmus test is whether or not the president will kill me and quote but wait there's more we've also learned that trump has not been honest with the American people about when he was diagnosed the Wall Street. Journal reporting that when he called into Fox News on Thursday night and confirmed that his close aide hope Hicks tested positive for Covid nineteen, he didn't mention that he also had a positive result from a rapid test and. was awaiting results from a more reliable screening instead trump told Sean Hannity that he had been tested and would get the results back either tonight or tomorrow morning. Then early, Friday morning trump tweeted that he and first lady Melania had tested positive for corona virus trump reportedly told an unidentified adviser that his aides should keep their positive test results to themselves. Saying quote don't tell anyone. We also know that trump went to a fundraiser in New Jersey on Thursday night after he knew that hope Hicks had tested positive and possibly after he himself got a positive result. New Jersey officials are now trying to find the two hundred six people who attended that fundraiser, but they can't because the RNC didn't provide their phone numbers or addresses. On the other side of the political divide former vice president Joe Biden's camp announced that he will disclose the result of every corona virus test he takes going forward. It's unclear exactly how often he'll be tested but a campaign spokesman said, it would happen regularly. The former vice president still plans to go ahead with in-person campaigning during this final month before Election Day, of course, we learned that both Donald and his wife tested positive late Thursday night following the revelation about hope Hicks and then the Domino's began falling. Former White House adviser Kellyanne Conway Trump's campaign manager Bill Stepien and Senators Thom, Tillis. Mike. Lee and Ron Johnson have all tested positive. Oh, and then add former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to the list to not only tested positive. But on Sunday checked himself into the hospital and Kellyanne Conway's fifteen year old daughter has gone on social media to proclaim that her mother infected her and she's now dying. Oh, we've also learned that bill bar the attorney general though he continues to test negative is self quarantining as he should. So we're now less than thirty days out from Election Day and the racist continue Senator Lindsey Graham debated his Democratic opponent Jamie Harrison on Saturday night for the first time Graham is seeking his fourth term, but Harrison appears to be giving them a real run for his money who literally to actually outracing him big time and the latest polls have them in a virtual tie and we've reached the first Monday in October, which means a new term for the Supreme Court unfortunately with just eight sending justices the untimely death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the coming weeks the High Court will hear the trump administration's challenge to the affordable care act a bid to reinstate limits in Arizona, that were struck down as racially biased and the House Democrats long-running pursuit of secret Russia probe materials. And as the court reconvened Monday morning, some clues about the justices priorities were gleaned from the sixty seven page orders list they released. For example, the court declined to take the case of Kim Davis, the former Kentucky clerk who wouldn't issue same sex marriage licenses and claimed qualified immunity when sued but Justice Thomas Alito used the denial as a chance to attack the ruling. In oberkfell, the decision that established the right to same sex marriage beware as for the confirmation hearings for trump's. Pick to replace Ruth Bader. GINSBURG Mitch McConnell and Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Lindsey Graham say they'll continue as planned with confirmation hearings for Amy Coney Barrett despite the fact that the Senate is on a forced recess for the next two weeks and that three judiciary committee members have tested positive stay tuned and finally gay men launched a savvy campaign over the weekend to appropriate the Hashtag of the White Supremacist Group. Proud boys with a tidal wave of touching images and messages on social media. The proud boys hijacked the Hashtag and posted photos of hugs and weddings and kisses, and expressions of gay love. Perfect. And that's just a bit of what's news for now I'm Nicole Sandler. If you appreciate these reports, Emma Nicole Sandler show I hope you'll consider making a contribution. My work is one hundred percent listener supported and I can't do it without your help find out more at Nicole sampler dot com, and please click on that donate button
NPR News: 10-02-2020 6PM ET
"Live from NPR news I'm Jack Speer. The White House is confirming at this hour that President Donald Trump will be taken to Walter Reed Medical Center in Maryland what is being called an abundance of caution at the recommendation of his doctors trump's campaign earlier today announced it's postponing all of the president's in person events. After he tested positive for the corona virus NPR's Isa Roscoe reports. The campaign says, some of the events will be moved online. As the President Recovers White. House Press Secretary Kaley mcenaney says that President Trump is experiencing mild symptoms, but she would not offer any specifics. She also declined to talk about win exactly trump found out that his close aide hope Hicks had contracted the coronavirus trump attended a fundraiser in Jersey on Thursday after Hicks tested positive, it was deemed safe for the president to go he socially distance it was an outdoor event and it was deemed safe. By White House operations for him to attend that event mcenaney told Fox News that the public should expect to see and hear from the president soon because he wants to talk to the American people Isha Roscoe NPR news with the president testing positive for the corona viruses relocation to the presidential suite at Walter Reed the next several days the administration continues to contend it's business as usual at. The White House and the president remains engaged over his national security correspondent Greg Murray points out on. NPR's all things considered the situations fluid. Well, as the White House staff is told us the president has mild symptoms. He's at the residents, but he is giving direction to his staff according to the White House. But in this condition does raise some practical questions. How does he get his security briefing? He likes to have that face to face usually with several people that it can include the briefer in the CIA Director Director of National Intelligence. So you know presumably have to get it by phone or video conference or reading the book that is prepared for him. Every day NPR's Greg Murray voters woke up this morning to the news. The president is wife Malania have tested positive for the coronavirus is NPR ceremony Cameron report some said they hoped the news will help more Americans understand the gravity of the virus. At a coffee shop in Virginia Beach this morning Monica Scott was having breakfast with a friend. She's a supporter of former vice president, Joe Biden and she hopes the news will cause some Americans to be more cautious. Hey, at the very least, this might make someone who hasn't taken this seriously take it seriously at a local diner Gary. Crawford. said, he supports trump but believes he could have responded more effectively to the pandemic definitely could have been better That's you know the one downfall that I have with way reacted Crawford says, he hopes the president makes a full recovery as he looks toward the November election just a few weeks away Sarah McCamman NPR news. Virginia. Beach stocks he's off the worst of their earlier losses off three of the stock market indices reacting to the news about the president the Dow was down one hundred and thirty four points. This is NPR. It's been two years since journalists. Jamal Kashogi was killed after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul Turkey and bureau's Jackie Northam says the journalists was killed by a Saudi hit squad Jamal. Kashogi was both a widely respected journalist and a vocal critic of Saudi. Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman US intelligence agencies have assessed. The crown prince was involved in Kashoggi's death. Two years on human rights, groups, and Saudi watchers say the crown prince's pursuit to quash any opposition continues activists, opposition figures, and critics are regularly rounded up and thrown in jail dissidents living overseas attract electrically impression to return to the kingdom if not, quite often their families back in Saudi, Arabia or detained Jackie Northam NPR news Washington has many of the major automakers have been stumbling during the coronavirus pandemic the story for electric vehicle maker Tesla appears to be. Sharply Different Tesla. Says for the quarter ended last month that shot up forty four percent compared to a year ago. That's as global demand for electric vehicles moved sharply during the July through September quarter that'll make her says it delivered one, hundred, thirty, nine, thousand SUV's and sedans compare with ninety seven thousand for the same period. Last year, it's expected when they oughta make a releases its third quarter sales numbers. Later, this month will post its fifth straight profitable quarter. Repeating this hour's top story the White House confirming at this hour the President Donald Trump will be taken to Walter Reed Medical Center in Maryland out of what is being called an abundance of caution at the recommendation of his doctors. After his positive corona virus tests I'm Jack Speer NPR news.
The President Has Coronavirus. What Happens Next?
"Support for on point and the following message come from vertex driven by the promise and potential of science innovation and people vertex is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of people living with serious diseases like cystic fibrosis, sickle, cell disease type one diabetes, and more learn more at VRT x dot com. From NPR and W. Are Boston I'm magna trucker body and this is on point uncertainty layered upon uncertainty ever since president trump first announced, he had tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Confusion has reigned over this very delicate moment for the United States, and it comes to a head around the truth of the President's health I on Friday. The White House said, the president would be staying put. Then suddenly a change, an abundance of caution as the president was hospitalized at Walter Reed Medical Center. For the tremendous support I'm moving to Walter Reed Hospital I think I'm doing very well on Saturday the president's medical team at first painted a rosy picture of trump's health and treatment navy commanders Dr Shawn Conley also revealed. that. The president had been administered a series of experimental drugs and antibody treatments. Maximizing. All aspects of his care attacking This virus multi prom approach is the president. Going to hold anything back if there was any possibility that it would add value to his care and expedite return I wanted to take it. Had the president been on oxygen though Conley was cagey the White House Chief of staff indicated the president's illness was more serious than officials lead on and reporters than. That in fact, the president's blood oxygen level had dropped. Any had been given supplemental. So on Sunday Conley clarified didn't want to give any any information that might steer the course of illness in another direction and in doing. So came off that we're trying to hide something. True, and after each confusing press conference, the president himself weighed in posting videos of his own on Sunday. He told his eighty six point nine, million twitter followers. I'm not telling anybody but you but I'm about to make a little surprise visit. So perhaps, I'll get there before you get to see me about. when I look at the enthusiasm and we have enthusiasm like probably nobody's ever had, and then the president of the United States moments later covid positive and on a mix of experimental treatments climbed into an armored SUV to drive by and wave at supporters gathering at Walter. Reed Medical Center. So those are just a few moments from a weekend that was defined by changes in the news by backtracking by questions by answers, which begat yet more questions about the health and well being of the president of the United States. Is that chaos that confusion that lack of clarity having an impact on the health, and well, being of the country will today we're going to talk with three experts to pursue some clarity and to ask what are the? They need answers to right now about the president's health. So let's begin with an infectious disease specialist. Michael Mina is a professor of epidemiology immunology and infectious disease at the Harvard T H Chan School of Public Health Dr Meena, welcome back to the show. Thanks very happy to be here. So first of all, let me ask you if you had a patient who was in their seventies and was put on an experimental antibody cocktail that hadn't yet been cleared out of clinical trial was also put on Rim Desa Vir then was also put on decks method. What would that tell you about the progression of that person's Cova disease. Well certainly, the the use of these drugs as being has largely been reserved for for the most severe cases and for people who are are not necessarily a having a positive course at the moment. Severe and has been being used with with certain success for a while now but certainly, Ximenez zone for example is something we it's a double edged sword. It's a steroid it can both turn down somebody's immune system and that's Intentional here because it's really the pathology of immune system damage at the body can do contends be more damaging than the virus itself. So we don't want to use ducks meth too early because it can actually affect how well the body can naturally fight off the virus. We only want to use it if somebody's sort of taking. A wrong turn in their recovery and and so I think that tells me anyway that that potentially the president is not necessarily. Doing as rosy of the physician reports have been Well, he has put out these videos though in the talking talking directly to the world just the American people he went out on that. SUV. Ride. Yesterday in front of his. Supporters gathered at Walter Reed are though is that evidence of of better health than a Methadone treatment might indicate? I. It could be. It's really it's very, very difficult to know what this president knows. He directing his course are the physicians directing has course when he's a very strong willed person as well known and. If he can he muster up the energy to get out and get into SUV Yes. I think I think he could even without even if he was in the greatest shape but I, I do think it's it's hard to interpret much here because we knows his personality over the years we've learned a lot about how he can make things happen even if there may be not. Necessarily in his own or the country has interest sometimes, and and so it's unclear really what's happening at the moment unclear to say the least. But Dr Meena just to have a underscore the the choice to put the president on Dexsa Methadone. If I understand correctly, the NIH itself has has recommended to your point that that be reserved for severe cases of Covid I mean severe meaning meaning what? Yeah that's exactly right. So so it's usually reserved for people who are showing some sort of. Damage with their breathing example, we look at something called Oxygen Saturation, and that allows us to know how well somebody's longer functioning. virus is doing damage to the lungs because it's a respiratory virus, it can sometimes. Harm People's ability to breathe in. That will lower the amount of oxygen that's in their. That's in their body and so when it gets below a certain level user on a below ninety five or ninety, four, ninety, three percent then we start to say, Hey, this person is in a just kinda having a mild viral infection they're more in the severe category and that's when we might start thinking about things like duct, Samatha zone and. We have heard that the president has had fluctuating oxygen saturation levels. We haven't heard much about his clinical course, but we have heard those that fluctuations have occurred and that largely represents that just as numbers alone do suggest that the president has been on at least pushing onto the side of a severe what would consider a severe Kobe case versus a mild or or a potentially dramatic case okay. Two more quick things. There's a lot of talk. Amongst I guess you could say infectious disease twitter but among specialist in your field about some of the side effects that come with decks Methadone treatment. I'm seeing here. This is from a former dean of Harvard Medical School. Who points to study out of the Mayoclinic that says that six people six percent of people played on Dexter Methadone and other steroids at therapeutic doses have a severe psychological reaction twenty, nine percent have mild or moderate reactions is this concern Dr Meena I think it should be and I. Think it really speaks more loudly to the idea that he's probably not. Probably is more on the severe side of things if they're willing to give him a drug like debts on which does have known psychological effects, it's not the worst drug in the world for psychological effects in terms of side effects but but he is our president and he he is still a in that capacity working in that capacity. So I, think it should be considered a very strongly that anything was psychological method zone be only given if needed and I hope that that has been the thinking of the physicians in this. This is in sort of a patient running their own course of. Therapy but it is difficult to say, but I do think it should be It's certainly a concern to me. So if you had a chance if you were in one of those medical briefings that are being given right outside of Walter Reed and you had a chance to ask a question of the president's doctors what would be your first question? Dr Meena. It's hard I mean as a physician, we wanna see the whole patient record. You know we wanna see what's really happening with the patient. We know that he's also gotten a monoclonal antibodies for example, in these are very very powerful I've I think that the is have hold a lot of promise. So I would wanna know things like did do they seem to be working and frankly just be straight with a Barracuda that's my question would be what is the president's condition? He is the elected president of the United States and the country and frankly the world. Deserves to know because we stock markets riding on his his well-being we have you know. Just innumerable things in our society writing on this I would want to ask the question. Are you being straight with us because so far? It's been very, very difficult to discern will document a standby here because let's turn now to a person who is a member of the White House Press Corps Paula. Reid joins us. She is White House injustice correspondent for CBS News, Paulo Welcome back to the show. Thank you so much for having me have reporters after many days of this confusion had a chance to ask the president's medical team if they're being straight with the country. That did come up yesterday at the briefing specifically the contradictory statements from the president's medical team, and then the chief of staff Mark Meadows after after that first briefing, the medical team tried to paint a rosy picture and then the chief of staff. Mark Meadows when over to the group of reporters asked to speak anonymously and gave a much more dire assessment of the president's symptoms over the previous then twenty four hours and talked about being concerned about the path to recovery and that was of course, very confusing. Yesterday he was asked the doctor Dr Condie was asked Oh why the can get their story straight. and. Once again, he said what we really heard from the trump administration throughout the pandemic is that he wanted to to project a a rosy outlook but people don't WanNa rosy outlook. Now they want facts and it's very hard to trust what you're hearing when you have a doctor who says, yes, the president's doing well, he's only has these minor symptoms but then you look at the treatment regimen he's receiving and you think well, these two things cannot cannot both be true. The White House is other efforts to release videos. And pictures showing the president working have also been botched on the in one of them. It appears they edit out a cough. They're only taking a few minutes apart even though it looks like he's doing different activities and he's not wearing a mask, but it appears in one they say that his chief of staff in the rim in addition to ever taking these pictures. So while there's a long history of being secretive about the health of the health of an American President, the messaging here, it's just a sounding it's incompetent. Will, Paula, Reid and Dr Michael, Meena Standby, we are trying to find out what are the right questions. To which the American people need the answers to. The president's health right now we'll be back. This is on point. This message comes from on points sponsor vertex fueled by the needs of patients, families, doctors, and nurses vertex drives innovation in every aspect of their business for a single purpose to transform lives from investing new approaches and sell and genetic therapies to using a to support their research and day-to-day operations. 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Team the President of course of illness has had Didn't want to give any any information that might steer the course of illness in another direction and in doing. So you know came off that we're trying to hide something to isn't necessarily true and So have here have it. He's he is the the fact of the matter is is that he's doing really well. That's Dr Connolly yesterday Dr Meena. I wonder if you could just for a moment put yourself in in the White House physicians shoes especially when he said they're the phrase that caught my attention was. I didn't want to give any information that might steer the course of illness in another direction. So you know he's giving the information to reporters and to the American people. But there he saw he I think he's talking about how what the impact of that information would be on the president who would be watching this press conference I mean is that a is that a concern that physicians should have in the situation? That caught my my era as well, and I think that that's that's really concerning to me that that's the way that they're thinking. This is the this to be is another example of magical thinking by the president and his team. The words that they say to us are not going to scare the president's illness in any different direction that's going to be the care that the president gives in the end the course of the president's of body and viral infection and uptaking and I find it very concerning I. Mean again, just be straight with us. This is there is so much more writing on this than than you know essentially any other. person. In the world to get infected today? if if he is saying things like he doesn't want to to to to give any information that might steer the illness in a different direction that is just that it doesn't even make sense frankly well, I mean is he possibly saying there? Asking you to conjecture I recognize that but is he possibly saying there that? That he's concerned that if the president if president trump were to hear him tell the truth in these. In, these press conferences that that that that would so upset the president that the additional stress of the upset of being upset upon hearing the truth being told would steer the course of the illness in another direction. Well I think it would be naive to think that that's not part of it. certainly, everyone is at the whim of of what the president wants these days and and what they. That's how they respond those who are working with him I think that in a very likely if if if his physician comes out and says the truth in, it's not something trump trump will just replace him is fired how many people in his administration at this point. So I think that that's part of it but you know whether he's really doing it to protect the the president sor? Psychological well, being held him to sort of make it through the best you can see doesn't. Adversely effect the psychological or status of the president is difficult to say okay. So Paula, let's let's expand our circle of analysis here a little bit. Several days now since officially. The world knew of the president's Cova diagnosis. We've had many other folks around him subsequently also test positive regarding how the White House is operating. Specifically has the White House made any specific changes about masking testing about creating a safer environment for the staffers who who work there right now. no not really you see a few more masks following the president's diagnosis I was in the West Wing several hours. After that was announced, you saw a few more masts in the West Wing people were just putting them on when they saw reporters like myself and my colleagues coming closer to them they tend to wear them now especially in. Times when there are cameras around, but for the past seven, eight months, this administration has taken a very cavalier attitude towards this virus in the West Wing. People do not wear masks they do not socially distance and sometimes they mock their colleagues who do tape precautions now, I want to weigh in on on the question of what the doctor is doing there. Of course, he's trying not to antagonize is the president that's also why the chief of staff wanted to speak anonymously when he gave a more dire assessment of the president's health. That's why you don't see Dr at Walter Reed that's why you don't see Dr Faculty of both of them has sort of been sidelined because they would not stick to the message that the president wanted. So yes, in this white, house you either tow the line and say what the president wants to hear or you risk being sidelined or worse fired. So that is absolutely what he was doing and he was actually being pretty transparent. He's saying, yeah, I don't WanNa give anything but originally, prediction because I don't want to attack next the president and his condition worse I mean he basically came out and said it. That's one thing that's actually a little refreshing about this doctor is he doesn't do a lot of media training. But he said other things about the timeline of this diagnosis that we really do have to continue to press. Was He being candid and revealing things? The white. House didn't want us to know or did he mistake because he was again not nervous not used to reporters. So so since you mentioned that for people who haven't been following every second of developments over the weekend, the timeline meaning, there was a point at which Conley said that tree that some sort of treatment had I started. A couple of days ago, seventy two hours ago versus three days ago meaning that the president's Kobe first. Cova positive tests might have been much earlier than the White House initially reported clarify what you mean exactly. So in his first press conference, he suggested that the president had been diagnosed with covert or new had Kovic for about seventy two hours which would mean at that time Wednesday on now that is concerning for a lot of reasons. Obviously, the White House could potentially misled the American public with the president also went to a series of campaign events on Wednesday on Thursday he went to a fundraiser, and this is really something that the White House has been pressed on. When did the president know he had exposure to a positive case and when did he first test positive because as you know he takes the rapid tests a quick test and then you get on the the more comprehensive PR. Test as well. The White House has been really dodgy about this. So when his doctor came out and suggested that in fact, maybe he was, he knew he had this a day before he announced it that was big news. Now, the doctor has subsequently issued a written statement saying. That he misspoke right that he he meant to say he meant to say three days not seventy two hours, but we have to be skeptical their military doctors aren't exactly known for just throwing terminology around and not being precise. So the still a lot of questions that journalists are pursuing about exactly when the president was tested, how often he tested negative and what point what day what our what time did he know he had this and then what did he do after that? Did he go to fundraisers? Did expose other people still an open question will more question Apollo about sort of the the number of people around the president who have been who've also tested positive. Again since we don't know sort of who the the the patient zero is in this case, we can't tell if if it was the president who spread it or they who gave it to him, I'm not conjecturing it all on that but I recently I believe we was there news that the attorney general bill bars he he's self isolating now. He's working from home today I believe he has had several tests, quick tests and even the PTR test i. if I remember correctly, he is working from home today, but it doesn't appear that he's committed to a full quarantine even though he has he he was at that event he was out what now appears to be a super spreader event at the White House about ten days ago in the Rose Garden to announce the new justice nominee to right now you know the number of people who attended that. event. Who have subsequently tested positive continues to grow and then you have not only those people but then the second wave of people they encountered subsequently and may have infected. So that number that list continues to grow an Attorney General I. Certainly, someone folks are watching very closely given his age given his weight, and of course, his his important position American government. So Michael Meaning. Let me turn back to you because we outside of Walter Reed outside of the president's medical team have all of these questions about the truth of. The president's current state of health, The medical team has those current answers. So the fact that there's discussion that they may release President from Walter. Reed today to have him allow him to go back to the white. House? Does that actually give you reason for optimism? Personally, not not much at all, I think know the White, house can be the they have an amazing amount of resources that they can. They can move a hospital room into a into a White House room for example, so I I'll read very little knowing how this president operates allred very little into it except that he wants to project a a an image of strength, and if that means from from his perspective, moving out of Walter Reed and getting back into the White House, we don't know what happens in the white. House wants his once isolated in his room. They might have a whole hospital room there for him. It's very difficult to know. Okay. So it has been decades since the president of the United States has been hospitalized at Walter Reed for this long for this length of time the corona virus, positive tests the president had it will. Now he's one of more than seven million Americans who tested positive and just as a reminder two, hundred and ten, thousand Americans have died. So I think it's actually worth at this moment to also open up the question about should the White House. Be taking into consideration the nation's resit readiness if president trump if comes to a point where he's unable to discharge the duties of his office. The. Twenty Fifth Amendment Either Section to me in section four is not just for when the president's unconscious it's not just for when the president is going to be on conscious it's win. The president is physically mentally are logistically unable to discharge the powers and duties of his or her office. That is professor Joel. Goldstein he's a presidential and constitutional law scholar at Saint Louis University and he talked to us about exactly what the twenty Fifth Amendment is designed. To do and he told us it provides two ways. Four power to be transferred to the vice president's one way is voluntarily as laid out in section three of the twenty Fifth Amendment and in fact that has been done three times under presidents. George H. W Bush and President George W Bush there have been other instances where presidents were prepared to use section three when they anticipated that they might be undergoing procedures under General Sesia show, but then entail. Now. Section four of the Twenty Fifth Amendment allows the vice president and a majority of the cabinet to transfer power. If the president is unwilling or unable, the concern is that this is not a time to play politics. I don't know whether or not the president is unable are not. But if the facts develops such that the president is unable, one would be concerned that a about a reluctance to make a determination because of the possible impact on the election now does seem very unlikely that the president's cabinet that president trump's cabinet or vice president Mike. Pence would force a transfer of power away from president trump even if they deemed it necessary this close to the election the. Decision makers both in the executive branch, the vice president of members of the cabinet. The members of the House members of the Senate have all taken an oath to support the constitution. And the constitution envisions that. The. President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of the office and doesn't so declare. Himself or herself perhaps because they didn't have the opportunity or perhaps because they're unwilling to that other people will act is patriots not as partisans that's professor Joel Goldstein a presidential and constitutional law scholar at Saint Louis. University Paula Reid is has there been any even whispers or inkling of a discussion of the possibility of even preparing for a of section three use of the twenty fifth amendment. Not a public water. If there are already whispers there very swiftly hushed, this is a president and an administration that does not want to project any weakness particularly given the larger context of this situation. So I know, for example, yesterday my colleague. Margaret. Brennan on face the nation asked National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien about this and he just looked at that's not something that's on the table at this point they're really not willing to discuss any sort of contingency plans don't even want to go there. It goes back to the point we made earlier it don't want to draw IRA of, President Trump Well since you mentioned Margaret, Brennan Interview of Robert Brian here is that moment No that's not something that's on the table at this point again, the president you saw on the video. Well he look he's doing very well and and just like it could happen to anybody but we're prepared like we have a great vice president We have a government that is steady and as steady at the Tiller. We'll be briefing, the president, this afternoon, General Milley, Secretary Pompeo, myself will be giving a national security brief This afternoon from from the white. House here he'll be at Walter Reed. So we'll do it by secure video conference or secure. Phone. So let the the government's doing well, the president's doing well, and I'm not going to address hypotheticals but we do have a We have plans for everything national security. Council director Robert O'Brien speaking to CBS's Margaret Brennan Dr. Meena. Just this is taking me back for a second to our discussion of the potential side effects of Edessa Methadone treatment. I mean if you were on the president's medical team, what kinds of What kinds of symptoms medically would you be looking for? That would raise the question of the president's ability to discharge his duties of office. I think. I'm not a psychiatrist, but I I would certainly want the president hope that while his on-deck Smith is in particular he's getting regular psyche bells you know is, is he getting those psyche vows? I would be Kinda surprised to be honest. but I hope that they are doing that and having trained psychiatrists who are able to evaluate any. Really what you what you want to know is does he have any change from his baseline? Is he acting in any way? That's a inappropriate that that isn't quite himself and any evidence at all that he might. Be, compromised in his ability to make. Appropriate decisions for for the country. Every small decision that somebody in his position makes you know has the potential to affect millions if not billions of people on Earth, and so we need to ensure at every step of this process that he is maintaining his his most appropriate baseline. And I hope that he's getting evaluations on a very regular basis while he's being treated. Well Dr Michael Mina is an assistant professor of epidemiology. Immunology Infectious Disease at the Harvard Chan School of Public Health. Thank you so much for joining us today. Dr Meena. Absolutely yeah. Much Paula Reid hang on here for just a second. We'll have a lot more to talk about when we come back. This is on point. This is on point. Meghna Chakrabarti tomorrow on the show we're going to be talking about education in the era of the corona virus because most kids in the United States of school age are back in school. Maybe it's online all remote, maybe hybrid maybe it's in person but the pandemic way back when in. March. According to some education experts gave this country a chance to rethink what education could be for the twenty first century. Did that actually happen? So we are going to talk with those two professors of education again checking in with. Them, seven months later and teachers and educators and parents. Will you tell us how are you approaching school right now what's working and what's not call us with your story at six one, seven, three, five, three, zero, six, eight, three, that six, one, seven, three, five, three, zero, six, eight, three. That's four tomorrow's program. Today we are talking about the confusion and chaos around the truth regarding the health of the president of the United. States I'm joined today by Paula Reid. She is a correspondent White House correspondent Justice Department Department correspondent for CBS News. And joining us now as well is Olivia Troy. She began her career in homeland, security, and national security after the attacks of September eleventh in two thousand one, she served at the Pentagon in the George W. Bush administration continued her government service at the Department of Homeland Security and the office of the vice president, and then as an aide to vice. President Mike Pence on the White House Co Task Force. She left that work in August Olivia Troy welcome to you. Thank. You may not thank you for having me I just WanNa play for you a clip from the president from just yesterday and it's the one the video he sent out just before he. Climbed into that armored SUV to greet his supporters outside of Walter Reed. It's been a very interesting journey. I learned a lot about Cova. Learned it by really going to school. This is the real school. This isn't the let's read the book school and I get it. I understand it and it's Very, interesting thing going to be letting you know about it. And here's how one physician at Walter Reed Dr James Phillips A non-military attending physician reacted at reacted to that he was on CNN. The idea that this would be cleared without any medical indication is absurd the only the only reason why someone with covid nineteen, severe covid nineteen causing hypoxia on Multiple Ivy Drugs should it be leaving? The hospital would be an ambulance to be transferred to a higher level of care. There is no higher level of care than what our president is currently getting Olivia wanted to play those moments of the many moments over the past weekend just to to ask you. how would you judge what the White House is response or handling of the information around the health? The president has been over the past two or three days. Made I think this is no different than what we have seen play out from day one of the pandemic unfortunately made this has so many national security implications and continuity of government implications. I never, WanNa see the president sick you know I'm a Patriot and I've been. In this profession for quite some time on the other hand. I have to say that. The president saying that he now can lead on it because he's personally experienced at while he's actually still a contagious. Individual and still potentially not out of. not, out of the woodwork I mean, he's still not out of the realm of possibility that he could take a turn for the worst and I'm praying that he doesn't but. I I'm shocked that he would say this publicly when. US In. America, have been waiting for him to lead on this from day. What not just because it now has touched him and he is now part of the experience that the rest of the country has been feeling. Can you take us inside the White House prior to your departure in August I mean, what was what was the attitude around mask where how close do people get to each other? They doubt I mean the White House is the West Wing is very small. People work in very close proximity to each other. In this situation, it would be prudent for every single person to be wearing a mask just as a precaution for themselves and each other their families and also for the president and the vice president. But you know it's much is Dr Calmly tried to implement protocols and others I, know the Deputy National Security Adviser Nap Pottenger saw got very strongly about this from day one he was one of the first people we wearing a mask back in January. No one really adhered to the policy. It just wasn't taken seriously, but it's like we lived in the White House bubble where somehow we thought that this virus wouldn't penetrate. How virus works, it's you know it doesn't discriminate doesn't matter where you are. And I mean it was. So it sounds like there was pressure to not wear masks. I felt that I hit. I was always very cognizant. I always told myself of my hand washed my hands every day I tried everything to do not to touch commentary says because for me, I didn't want to be that person infected the vice president who I worked very closely with and I think it was just a culture where people. In the White House at the most senior political levels never never took it. Took it seriously they at times. They just didn't think it was real. They thought it was overblown and when you walked into the room and the mask, you've got the looks union people. Roll. Their eyes. It was just a very awkward situation. So Alluvia, really appreciate your perspective here from having been in the room and also your long career as a national security expert for for the United States because, of course, in issues of national security information management is of vital importance and that also applies in pandemic management, right? I mean in the case of pandemic management sort of a clear sober recitation of the facts to. To the American people really really matters. So I mean honestly how? Would you judge what the White House has been doing around the facts of the the president's health over the past couple of days I think it's a prime case of the White House spin and how they handle the pandemic overall. I think you're watching Dr. calmly what you're seeing on TV with Dr Calmly is struggled that the experts in the doctor is on the task force have faced every single day I saw at first hand where he is trying to give candidate accurate information but I. Can tell you. I'm sure that he is getting bullied behind the scenes saying you've got stay on message for a navy officer who I know has integrity I know this has got to be very hard for him to walk this fine line where he is trying you know I don't believe that he is lying I think he is trying to tell the truth. In, a manner that is true to who he is and the oath of office technology you know chose to serve the military but I, also think that the dynamics around him to play down the president's condition if that is indeed the case. Are Wrong I mean this is just. The American. Public deserves to know what is happening with our commander achieve what is going on is vice president ready is taking over where I mean where is it and I think the president? He does not like to show weakness and he does not waver on the fact that he he will not let go of that office. No matter what and I think you know this is just Very. Poorly managed by the staff Mark Meadows and everyone who is messaging contradictory to each other. This is this is this is how you end up in the crisis that we're in today with a pandemic on how it's still playing out. Libya for mask when when you said that you're sure that Dr, Conley is being bullied behind the scenes bullied by whom? Say that. The highest ranks within the White House They communications teams. The president's own family members had seen this. I have seen how they how they behave when you're just a public servant trying to do the right thing. This is you know we're in a public health emergency in crisis this response, it's no different than the way they have behaved when the National Security Community in the intelligence community have tried to give warnings on other. Areas of national security concerns as foreign adversaries or the election. What you're seeing is a continuing undermining of career dedicated professionals and the data and facts in you're watching players hand now directly with the president and his condition life. So when you mentioned the president's own family members and you've seen this firsthand can, can you tell us specifically who and what you're talking about? I can tell you for a fact that jared Kushner himself never took this virus seriously I offered to social distant or were times when I felt uncomfortable because I realized he is the President Son in law I, would. I would make appoints intensity ask why I wasn't sitting at the table or sitting next to him and I would say, I'm I'm trying to be respectful of of you and be, and I'm looking at the vice president at the end of the table and I'm thinking you're the president son online you should be taken seriously. You should be protecting your father in law and the commander in chief and the vice president and all of us and it was just frustrating because know he he waved me often instead an excellent. I don't. I'm not bothered with that I. I'm not concerned about it and just, and that is just a plain disregard from day one that has been the case, and that is a prime example of a person who is in the inner circle with great influence and steering the direction of this pandemic response and he. Has the audacity to. Sort of behave in a manner that so cavalier when they're high high stakes here. Polaroid respond to what you're hearing. What do you think? It doesn't surprise me at all alumina have have have had other conversations about what goes on behind the scenes. The question for today appears to be whether the president is going to again apply this pressure that we've been talking about directly on his medical staff and his own staff to allow him to return to the. White House. The chief of staff laid the groundwork for that this morning on Fox. News saying they hoped that he come home today war tomorrow. Now it's unlikely Mark Meadows would come out and set that expectation and not follow through because of course, that would raise even more concerns about the president's health too pure that now the pressure is being applied across the board to allow the president to return home. Not. Because that's the medical assessment because the president believes that remaining Walter Reed makes him look weak and of course when he returns to the White House he's not only exposing his staff administration officials but also the people who work at the White House across administrations people who can't just go quarantine for two weeks people who don't necessarily have the kind of health health care that he receives. That's what we're watching today and tomorrow as well. Alluvia we've got a question coming in from one of our listeners who wants to know where is the vice president during all this chaos? Do you think he is being bullied? Vice President you put in impossible positions repeatedly out especially the Pentagon to other situations in my over two years of tenure working on his National Security Team and staff and I think you know. I I hope that he is taking the right precautions and I. Certainly hope that the his own chief of staff and his immediate staff or being very cognizant of the fact that all of them have potentially been exposed to the virus day lead to be very careful because at the end of the day. He is in line to assume responsibility should something happen To the to the president and I think. I. I know he takes his role very seriously and I hope that he is heating the advice of those around him and hopefully not the advice of. The president's inner circle but the advice of what the medical and the experts that serve on the task force with them such as Dr Fallacy. Has Resources there to help him get through this. I want to ask you a couple of questions about the national security implications of what is happening right now with the president of the United States, nobody nobody wants a president while in office to fall sick like this nobody wants this and and it, and it does have reverberations far beyond the White House. Right now, the whole world knows right now that the president and his national security team I mean there's no way they can be operating at one hundred percent because there's they're they're consumed by this. Catastrophe right and this is also isn't this also sending global message right now that the White House itself couldn't protect its own staff from this pandemic and so why would the world look the global community doesn't doesn't expose us to weaknesses to national security weaknesses more broadly. It certainly does may die honestly it's it's it's embarrassing to watch the. The White House, you know the world superpower behave in such a manner and to have this on such displayed globally on. In such a glaring manner that shows just a lack of regard for what this pandemic says for what all of our international partners have been basing and it it it shows a tremendous sense of. Weakness adversaries who are just watching it on. I'm sure that they are just this is just another day in the trump White House where. Is once again on full display, how the incompetence and the risk. that. This entire administration at the very top has pet all of us do. Good just two minutes left Olivia one more question for you because I heard you at the beginning of of our conversation really underscore. The felt it was. It was your patriotic duty to serve in multiple offices. Over. Your long career in government, I? mean. Given that I think one of the great tragedies of this moment it feels there's a sad inevitability to what has happened. This didn't need to happen the president of the United. States did not need to contract the corona virus seven million Americans didn't need to contract a two hundred and ten thousand. Americans didn't need to die. I mean, I just wonder how that's all settling on you right now as you watch this this terrible tragedy since coming home to roost in the White House. Something that I think about every single day I reflect on it. Before bed it has bothered me every single day in my role in the White House and just morally it was a struggle when I worked there and as hard as this has been to talk about this and Y'all get off interviews and I, will feel emotionally drained because it's so real to me but it's so important. It's so important that people really understand firsthand what has led us to where we are today. We'll Libya, troy she has worked or had worked in the United States government since after the attacks of nine eleven all the way through her time at the Department of Homeland Security and the office of the vice president and as an aide to the White House. Cova. Taskforce. Olivia. Thank you so much for joining us today. Thank you for having me made and Paula Reid CBS News White House correspondent, and Justice Department correspondent. Paula, thank you as always for helping us understand the great tangle of information. That comes from this White House Paul. Thank you so much. Thank you. 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Day 1,352: More people close to Trump contract Covid-19 including his campaign boss
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President of the United States seventy four years old sick with corona virus was brought to the hospital by helicopter this evening. Tonight he is at Walter Reed Medical Center the first lady also sick though with symptoms less. Remains back at the White House. They are. Now among the seven point three, million Americans known to be infected it was indeed a dramatic moment late today the helicopter poised on the south lawn the wait for trump who finally came out under his own power. He recorded an eighteen second video prior to departure and promptly posted it on social media. Thank everybody for the tremendous import. To. Hospital I think I'm doing very well, but we're going to make sure that things work out the first lady is doing very well. So thank you very much. I appreciate I will never forget. Thank you. Late this afternoon, the White House physician released what we have to emphasize woefully incomplete information about the president's treatment and conditions saying in a statement that he received a quote single eight gram dose of regenerates polly colonial antibody cocktail, as well as zinc vitamin D Famatta Dean Melatonin, and Aspirin. White House. Says there won't be a transfer of power to Mike Pence. ooh, thankfully as tested negative earlier today, administration officials sought to portray Mr Trump's symptoms as less than serious. He continues to be not only in good spirits but very energetic. We've we've talked to a number of times this morning he is certainly wanting to make sure that we stay engaged. He's hard at work despite the mild symptoms present will buy buy whatever guidelines the doctors tell them. I am told he's rather light case right now. And now, the president's in the hospital tonight the New York Times reports that people close trump say that he's had quote a fever congestion and cough however, we should point out other media reports. Tonight are more alarming. They speak of a more rapidly deteriorating condition we learned about trump's diagnosis after it was revealed at one of his closest aides hope Hicks had. Indeed, tested positive for corona virus. She traveled notably with trump to the debate on cle- in Cleveland on Tuesday then to his rally in Duluth. MINNESOTA. On Wednesday White House officials learned about her diagnosis they say Thursday morning. But later, that day trump still went onto a fundraiser in New Jersey a move that triggered questions about his decision to expose himself to others. In terms of hope, a whole pigs we discovered that right as the Marine One was taking off yesterday we actually pool pulled some of the people that had been traveling in close contact. The reason why was reported out and just frankly is that we already started the contact tracing just prior to that event As you know, last night even in in the early hours of this morning the minute we got a confirmatory test on the president We felt like it was important to get the news out there at that time. There are also questions being raised about whether trump was infected while he was at this week's debate so far Joe, Biden says he's tested negative and this comes as there is new scrutiny of that. White House Rose Garden event to introduce trump supreme court nominee federal judge Amy Coney Barrett aside from the president and first. Lady Republican Senators Mike Lee and Tom tell us as well as the president of Notre Dame University father. John Jenkins have all tested positive tonight former trump senior counselor Kellyanne. Conway says she's also tested positive. She add she has a mild cough and has started the quarantine process. We've also learned the White House correspondents. Association says three journalists including one who was out that Saturday outdoor event for Judge Barrett there was also an interior reception. These three journalists have all tested positive. The trump presidential campaign is clearly on hold the Biden campaign has out of courtesy suspended all negative ads about the president earlier today by offered these thoughts during a campaign stop in Michigan. July pre, they'll make a quick and full recovery. This is not a matter of politics. It's abrasive reminder to all of us that we have to take this virus. seriously. Here. For Our leadoff discussion on this Friday night Robert Costa National Political reporter with The Washington Post also happens to be moderator of Washington Week on PBS Jonathan Karl Chief White House correspondent over at ABC News we get to talk to him periodically in his capacity as an author he has written the recent book front row at the trump show and he carney White House reporter for the New York Times and Dr Van Gupta who was with us for hours last night and on ended today, he's an Er doc specializing in these kinds of illnesses also affiliate assistant professor at the University of Washington Department of Health, Metrics Sciences, and doc I'm. Going, to press you into service at the top of this hour as well. I'm going to ask you to speculate it's actually an city because we don't have any firm information I'm going to predict that we're this any other president we might know pulse respiration 's what temperature the president presented with upon check into the hospital things like oxygenation all of the things any good volunteer first aid squad would ascertain about a patient in the first three minutes absent any of that going on only what little bit we've been told by the White House physician. What do you think is happening tonight in the presidential treatments we'd at Walter Reed. Evening Brian Great. To be here. There's what we see which is a president on that short video that suggested he was actually he looked pretty good. Able I'm saying this is a long doctor he spoke in full sentences. experiencing labored breathing wasn't gasping for breath or coughing yet good color to skin. So I'm encouraged by that we all want the president to do well and to pull through. So hopefully, this this move to a Wall Street, is just a precautionary measure. What's a little puzzling and I've gotten some pushback on this is a from supporters of the president, which is this notion of why is he getting the the antibody cocktail from regeneration? We all want him to get the the top line treatment. Let's be clear here whatever he deserves he should get evidence base you should get a why are they giving him? He's the first person outside of a study protocol a study protocol from on that only has less than three hundred patients enrolled to receive this experimental drug. Why are they doing that? If they just gave us more information about his lab ballots, other data Bra Brian you mentioned vital signs, it would help us understand. Wow is that serious? That he needs this type of treatment or is it because he's asymptomatic and that's in line with the study trial that regeneration put together, and this is just part and parcel of what they would normally do. This is an exception it's it's it's quite the aggressive move. We deserve details because he's our president and would be helpful and it'd be helpful for folks like myself my colleagues to interpret what's happening for all of you and the rest of the American people so that we can understand how he's doing. You're absolutely right and to that end anti Carney reporting tonight. Can Italy been all over the map? That's what happens in the absence of anything from the actual White House physician's office. That's what happens when White House aides whisper what they think to reporters. It's also what happens when not everything that has come out of this White House physician's office. These past four years has been true to put it bluntly. So what reporting can you add to what we're already talking about? Just saying that the there has been a lot of myths truths. Problems with believing what this White House tells us in general the White House Medical Unit the physician both this position Conley, his predecessor Dr Ronnie Jackson has been. Probably the worst in terms of the information they give us being complete and being believable. And it's kind of coming to a head right now for instance, there was the mystery is to Walter Reed Medical Center last year were they never told us why the president went they claimed it was to begin work on his physical which he never finished. Questions remain about what that was really about and a time like this is when you WanNa get a memorandum from the president's physician and had some track record of trust that you believe that you can pull at that. What you're reading is a full accounting of what is happening this Dr Calmly. He data statement earlier this year Amblin the president tried hydroxy clerk win, and it was very strangely worded it left a lot of questions. It wasn't clear if he prescribed it to the president of the president was just taking it. So. Yeah. We don't know a lot. We can't really trust what this White House physician is telling us. I'm GonNa, go what my papers reporting which is. Fevers beaver cough symptomatic The minor predation of him going to Walter Reed is that this is likely a move the president would have. Resisted because they were does raise questions. Why does it have to be hospitalized for multiple days? I imagined that leaving the White House and appearing to at least raise questions is more serious than a mile case is something he? Would not have chosen to do. So. So to me, that's that's where we are. We don't know more right now. Jonathan Karl. This is an incredible moment, the head of our government, the head of the US armed forces domestically, and overseas is in the hospital and in plain English we don't know a damn thing fill us in on your reporting specifically, you've been talking about the travels and illness of hope Hicks and late details tonight on members of your fellow members of the White. House press corps. Three reporters. Tested positive. As you mentioned one that was right there in the Rose Garden I'm also told than in addition there is one junior staffer. So by my count, we're now to eight people who were at that Rose Garden event who have tested positive, and the the amount of information is is is shockingly a little of the. We don't know why the president went to Walter Reed. The only thing that we have from the White House. We don't even have a small statement, a short statement from the doctor about this his statements other was one of accompanying the positive test overnight and there was an additional statement. Earlier today before he went to Walter, Reed all we have are the words of the press. Secretary Kelly Mac any she her statement says that the president. Has was being moved to Walter Reed out of an abundance of caution I don't know what the medical meaning of that is out of an abundance of caution that he would be working out of the presidential. Offices. taught at Walter Reed. Wall to re does have a sweet set aside for the president There is some office space there he can work out of, but you know presidents don't generally just go up there to to work for a few days out of the office, but we have nothing nothing from the doctor other than that statement earlier today, and in fact a I think he is a a good points that when you don't have the information from the official sources, you start talking to AIDS and Kelly. Kelly mcenaney did an interview on Fox. Today where she talked about what the president had told her when they talked last night. So at that point in the day, she hadn't even talked to the president today I. Don't know if they've had a subsequent conversation I have no idea if she came out and said, they did I don't know how much we would be. We would have to believe a given the amount of frankly disinformation that we've seen come out of the White House not just about matters of the president's health or about a whole range of other issues. So Robert Costa as John Points out correctly abundance of caution. Now, the president needed to be in the hospital. That's the reason he went to the hospital. He's going to be there and worked there for a few days. We have no idea. There's no playbook that comes with this virus. This virus gets to make decisions what has further been year reporting on this extraordinary moment at the top of our government. Brian reporters are not the only people tonight who are navigating in the dark. So are many personnel inside the West. Wing there's a lot of concern and we we have a big story up in the Washington Post. Web site. Tonight about this about this Amy Coney Barrett Judge Barrett. Her nomination announcement last Saturday and was a super spreader event and so many aides allies of the president who were there are now talking to each other tonight getting tested trying to figure out if others are infected inside of this administration. And the key thing I'm paying attention to based on my conversations within the last hour is that there are new concerns about whether the government will be able to continue as is if all these people inside of the West Wing are contracting corona virus. Now it's more of a an outlook at this point and vice president pence has tested negative but there's real concern about the extent to which the spread has taken place inside the White House and there's just not any certainty at this moment about how widespread it is. To our viewers obviously, eleven pm eastern time on a Friday night heading into a weekend. When there's news, you don't want to receive wide circulation is a natural fit for a press release from the White House physician's office on the president's condition and obviously goes without saying should such a thing come out while we're on the air tonight we'll stop what we're doing and what we're talking about to bring it to you. All of these guests have agreed to stay with us we're just. GonNa fit in a commercial break coming up what does this gigantic October surprise mean for the remaining debates? Are they just out of the question what about the debate in just five days later the wait for real information in this era of disinformation and that of course is the problem Michael Moore will be with us later to talk about where we are exactly on this strange October night in the year two, thousand, twenty as the eleventh hour is just getting underway this Friday save. If he can get it probably anyone can. For. Better or worse but. I know that took really extensive protocols and it didn't seem to matter. So I'm not sure where that would have come from. Or who, but the reality is, this is something that can spread. Back with US Robert Costa Jonathan Karl any Carney Dr Vin Gupta, we've been talking about the lack of an update the lack of facts coming out of the White House Medical Office about the president's condition. We. Do have an update. It's from a congressman from California but it's something something new tonight Kevin McCarthy ranking Republican in the House. I just got off the phone with President Trump. He was upbeat and told me that he appreciates all the prayers and support from everyone. Our president is strong and we'll beat the virus. So Jonathan Karl, there you go we got that going for us. Got that going for you know this is where you really see what happens after eight extended period of time with this president. With this White House three, a half years worth of unreliable information sometimes outright disinformation coming out the White House podium used as a place to make political points. Kelly mcenaney does basically a a cable show coming from a different perspective. During her briefings and no reliable information and the bottom line is Kevin McCarthy probably knows more about the president's condition. In his own press secretary So that may be the most reliable information. Can Get at this moment. Dr Gupta up since we've already got a member of the ABC News Team on this broadcast I'll go ahead and. Quote Jim Acosta. The CNN White, house correspondent who gave up a fairly serious update earlier tonight based on his sourcing at the White House that the president was quite spooked at how quickly this came upon him at how symptomatic he got how quickly and the West Wing was indeed spooked to see that. Doctor if we were doing a kind of PBS frontline documentary showing inside the human body, what is re- regardless of his current condition? What is happening inside the president's lungs are understanding about what this virus does how does it attack and how is it that some people end up fine they may lose their sense of smell or taste. Other people become critical some of them right away. Brian I say that we still don't truly understand the mechanism of Kobe nineteen, the human body, what we do know, and particularly at the present age of seventy four with some co morbidity that we've talked about we do know that he's a more vulnerable than say a twenty year old without any co morbidity. That time from exposure to successful infection to onset of symptoms is going to be probably more narrow and so what we do know is that Cope nineteen causes a an enormous inflammatory response in the lungs in the kidneys. This is causes a lot of inflammation. It's like osteoarthritis a terrible analogy but arthritis the joints, but for the lungs at that makes sense that's why things like steroids are helpful. That's why potentially this antibody treatment from regeneration or convalescent plasma can be helpful because they interfere with inflammatory cascade is what we? Call it on the on the medical side it interrupt sits you get less of that inflammation in the body, but that's likely what's happening and hopefully the president's as well. Any Carney this takes away. Lays waste to most of the central argument of the President's stump speech these days how well we're doing. How booming the third and fourth quarter are going to be how great next year is going to be how he personally reopened the big ten football season how schools and cities should reopen. All of that along with the trump presidential campaign is presumably on hold tonight any. On hold for today and they're gonNA be making decisions on a case by case basis on how they go forward with the campaign events. I would say two thanks to what you just said if the president makes a speedy recovery and it turns out, he had mild symptoms for two weeks. He's back. He's healthy. He could turn it into a pitch saying why not reopen I'm seventy, four, I have co morbidity I got it. I got better. We can reopen and live with this thing. So that could be one outcome but certainly right now it's not. It's it's a case where they had been out there talking about how Joe Biden is a bunker the biden has been. Doing more campaigning. Now, it's the president who is literally grounded. The tables have turned in terms of these campaigns and right now the trump campaign certainly. Can't do what they had to do, which is hold big large rallies and events in but the president get out there. energizes supporters. Of Robert Costa let's talk briefly about the pending matter of a nominee for the supreme court. we have two members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, tell us and Lee out having tested positive for covert nineteen. Both of them attended the ceremony at the White House there was an indoor reception and an outdoor press conference. I believe the math is Republicans enjoyed at twelve to ten majority there Senator Leahy. Hugging people without masks Republicans enjoy a twelve ten majority on that committee. You GotTa be present to vote. So as of tonight, we're looking at a ten ten committee. It's a serious issue for Senate Republicans. I reported earlier today about my conversation with a very well placed Senate. Republican aide who said, some top Senate Republican lawmakers are already talking to leader McConnell about. Making sure the Senate's off next week having recessed because they need to make sure that they have enough votes to have A. Senate judiciary. Committee. Vote in mid October to have the hearings in mid October on the judiciary committee leader McConnell has not signed onto that idea. He's going full steam ahead at this point this is a critical moment for Senate Republicans who want. To, rush this nomination through They don't know if they are actually going to have the votes present. They think they have the votes politically speaking but not actually sure if they're going to have the votes on the Senate floor and this is not like the House of Representatives where you can vote remotely the Senate's a place where you still have to be there in person. So for those, just joining US everything including but not limited to the president's health is up in the air at eleven twenty, six eastern time on a Friday night of big. Thanks to our front four especially for staying. Late Robert Costa Jonathan Karl Andy Carney Dr van Gupta a break for us and coming up Michael Moore on tonight serious developments and what all of this means. Let's not forget to the presidential race and the balance that will be cast among those that have already been cast thirty two days from today. Joe Biden choice to be next in line. But who is Comma Harris? 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He's a healthy man I mean, and he you know him and his wife from I think they'll get through this week based on the percentage of people that get it or or case may show symptoms. is so so small a percentage I think he'll pull through it and I don't think it's GonNa Affect the campaign I thought was pretty ironic because he was denying it the whole time, and then the fact that he was positive now it must be real to him and more people hopefully bill start taking more seriously. Just a safety tip here. Ideally, the masks should cover both the nose and the mouth. I. Also want to show you the entrance to Walter. Reed. Tonight we have a live picture liked mask wearing the entrance to Walter has quickly become politicized tonight folks who realized this was a live picture on most of the cable networks quickly rushed down there a lot of them with a pro-trump signs most of them we know thankfully wearing masks much of the world woke up today to the news that our president and first lady had indeed tested positive for the virus much of the world still processing the potential implications where pleased to. Welcome back tonight, a proud michigander moviemaker and muckraker also happens to be host of the podcast Robert with Michael Moore Michael Moore back with US tonight Michael Two points to be made here I know you're only here because Bill Maher's in reruns tonight, number one, number two I. also know you to be a Patriot who joins us in wishing the president well, because we only get one president at a time having established that let's talk about pure politics year stock your stock in trade by day. What just happened to this race? How is this race different as we talk tonight that it was at this time last night say Well, I think it's pretty bad. For Donald Trump for the last couple of weeks going back to the story in the Atlantic. Where he's quoted Climber. Soldiers. Soccer's losers. And following through. A The story about his taxes. Are, we only paid seven, hundred, Fifty dollars and sixteen and twenty seventeen in that much before that. So. I think it was already going. Pretty bad and then. The debate happened. And You know people don't like bullies. They don't like that kind of behavior I. Think. I don't. Think he convinced anybody one way or the other, but he may have depressed his own boat people. Don't think we're whereas excited after that debate. Going out there and let's let's get twenty people come vote for trump. So I think that that probably hurt him on that level but. I I think that that's it's not just what has happened in the last twenty, four hours I mean affect that he UNDERSTANDS, the irony. Of this of the last twenty, four hours of of how we went through seven months of being told by our leader. That masks were important. social distancing was. Know for children and this is just really kind of a hoax from China. And It turned out for him the that's not the case. So nobody likes to see anybody be harmed. Even if it's by or as a result of their own their own doing. So, I think that that You know I want I want trump to get better because I want to beat him I. On November third, that's the way to do it. Him being in the hospital him getting worse. Thing is we're not really being told exactly anything you and the others tonight of made this point over and over that, it's so unusual to not at least by now have doctor stand in front of a microphone in tell us what's going on. The the whole sense of they were just having just having mild symptoms. In all of a sudden he's being met at act in helicopter the wall jury. So. It's it's more of the same of the American public not knowing what to believe who to trust. lack of transparency. But But, good. Good on him that he's getting. Some. taxpayer-funded medicine tonight some. Healthcare. Walter Reed. The thing with. Online today I mean there's a lot of. You don't spend much time there day at brand on social media I'd already. Good I'll stay that way. People, there's nothing to be happy about here. If you're against trump, you want him to get well. It's Y- There's something in us that. If we become the thing that we don't like the thing that we can't stand her hate. that. Then we've lost we've lost our own soul that sense. So you know it's it's kind of like a lot of Americans. Especially, people don't have much. People that have died during this pandemic. It's one punch in the face after another president trump. Punched in the face of face, a bunch of face and finally the last punch in the face. A TRIPS and falls. And knocks his head on the ground has a concussion. Now. What do you do in that woman? Way I was raised is no matter that he just hit me fifteen times in the face. I have a responsibility to help him. As a human being act call nine, one one. And when they get there to help. Get Him in that ambulance, I might say to the EMT. You Might WanNa handcuff him because he has a tendency to WANNA hundred people in the vase but. Go, get him to the hospital and get him some. So I think most people start on worse I, think the people are they care about other people but they care about they care about the eight hundred and fifty who died yesterday from this virus the fifty thousand in the last twenty, four hours that came down with this virus that didn't have to come down with it. It didn't have to die thirty thousand hospitalized. Happen. It didn't have to go on this long. And because of the decisions that he's made. The hurt in the suffering he's caused. Me Personally. More than anything I would want him to not supper because I don't want him to go through what he's done to everybody else. I I don't know if that's Bizimana. Politic. That's why we wanted to have you on. We wanted to hear you out. and. Thank you for having us into your home tonight to do that. I interrupt only because. We have two forms of an update one not from a doctor or White House spokesperson, but from the president something of A. Twitter Haiku. He writes about six minutes ago going well, I, think thank you all love. And then. Early have. We apparently have a new statement from the White House physician. We don't have it rendered for area. So Michael? Here's what I gotTa do I. GotTa take a break I got a Pulitzer Prize winner Ondeck I have the White House physician statement on deck. Thank you. Sir, for having us in as always. More when we come right back reading me. Welcome back as I mentioned the White House physician is out with a statement. It's short says little about the patient more about the treatment. I'll quote here from it this afternoon in consultation with specialists from Walter Reed and Johns Hopkins that's new. I recommended this is the president's physician talking movement of the President Up to Walter Reed National Military, Medical Center for further monitoring. This evening I'm happy to report that the president is doing very well, he is not requiring any supplemental oxygen. So that is good. But in consultation with specialists, we have elected to initiate rendez severe therapy. He has completed his first dose and is resting comfortably. No vitals no word on his condition things like oxygenation respiration 's pulse. Beyond what we got, that is what we've got and presumably knowing this medical office What little of it we do that's probably going to have to get us through till. Saturday news of the president's positive test result is what the New York Times analysis today called the kind of psychic doom spiraling that has felt endemic to our era to summarize twenty twenty so far this piece in the Times goes on to say quote, a campaign season that began the relative quainton of an impeachment inquiry has advanced to a level of crisis that threatens the health of America's citizens, institutions, and democratic processes, and that was before the health of its president, a matter of urgent concern early Friday morning. With all this in mind, we are so pleased to have back with us again our friend Jon Meacham presidential historian Pulitzer Prize winning biographer his latest is called. His truth is marching on John Lewis on the power of hope it's a revealing and beautifully written portrait of the late Congressman John's also the host of an excellent new podcast called it was said it focuses on some of the most impactful and still relevant speeches in our history, and since audio has been able to record them. John it's kind of incredible that you and I are having this conversation on a Friday night in October twenty twenty and the back the background is our president is in the hospital. We know very little beyond that presidents have hated when details of their person and health have wound up in the public domain though they have allowed it for the public good This is a unique circumstance where we're relying on White House. Medical. Office. that it pains me to say has not been truthful in the past. No, it's so much of our common life. Has Been on trial for the last four years so much so that it's almost something we take for granted. That everything feels unprecedented. Everything feels so superlative. So hyperbolic. But you know what events are catching up with the superlatives and the hyperbole. It's there now to some extent. There's a kind of equal poise between the two and I was thinking this afternoon about One of the best descriptions of the presidency itself which was written by Adam 's and seventeen ninety s he talked about how the first character being the president would be the subject of all is and the object of all contemplation that it would be a vital role in the republic. It's a little counterintuitive to those who think that the presidency as we understand, it is really a a post, World War Two, post FDR, nuclear age Creation, it's always been. Vitally important not only politically but culturally, and what we've seen for three years now going on for years is the habits and the. Inclinations of the incumbent president have. Seemed almost two bits beyond dominating our our mind space right? It's it's taken over dominate. At least suggest there's some room to escape and. Where we find ourselves I think is in this really interesting. Moment of reckoning. Between two things that have shaped us in the last six to eight months in particular. One is distrust. A distrust of experts a distrust of the ordinary constitutional conventions of our lives. And the other is disease. And the distrust has fed the disease. Because a huge segment of the population decided not to listen to those who had expertise decided that somehow or another they knew better. That the force of reason and science was somehow. Partisan was was somehow not legitimate. It was a bunch of elites trying to tell them what to do and. They were going to show them. And we're seeing the wages of that and all of us what you were just talking about with with Michael Absolutely you know John, Lewis taught us that the the key element of of nonviolent protest was never become that which you are fighting against. Answer hate with love and serve violence with nonviolence. So In an era bereft in many ways of grace and dignity, we must do all. We can to be gracious and dignified. That said. It's an it's an inescapable fact of our unfolding history. That the President A. Repeatedly diminished the role of science and reason in combating this pandemic and now is pushing. That is helping push the country to an extraordinary moment of uncertainty and unease as we face an existential election in thirty one days. Jon Meacham. Thank you. That's exactly why we wanted to hear from you before this night was out and before this week was out Jon Meacham joining us on the broadcast tonight while John was talking. We've heard an additional bit of News Bill Stepien who is running the trump reelection campaign he replaced Brad Par skull who has since had? A bit of personal trouble and was a tackled apprehended by police last weekend Bill Stepien who came up as a political acolyte of Chris Christie and has since joined the trump forces has apparently tested positive for covid nineteen. When we say the trump campaign is in pause. What we mean more accurately is the trump presidential campaign as closer to being in. Tonight with the leader of the campaign effort and the subject of the campaign. The Guy whose name is at the top of the ticket is tonight hospitalized it's a lot in addition to the news tonight of Kellyanne Conway in addition to the news earlier today that the chair of the Republican National Committee run a Daniel is also positive for corona virus another break for our coverage. When we come back, he's the American president but the whole world is indeed watching all of this reaction from around the world when we continue. Hey everyone it's Chris. 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The UK's Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Brazil's President John Deere Bolsonaro were the two most high profile political leaders to come down with covert before president trump's announcement and all three men have repeatedly downplayed the virus Johnson ignored social distancing warnings almost as a matter of pride. Then he contracted covert initially, Johnson continued to work in isolation making a rare appearance looking disheveled and week. Until, he was transferred to an ICU severely ill doctors said, it was touch and go his deputy had to step in until Johnson recovered. Well, obviously I think we all want to send our best wishes to the president and the first lady and. I've done that this morning as you can imagine, and I'm sure that they'll both stage very strong recovery other international reaction was more barbed. The official China Daily wrote the positive test is yet another reminder that the corona virus continues to spread even as trump has tried desperately to suggest it no longer poses a danger. The classroom. Sue the French government spokesman said, this demonstrates the virus spares. Including those who have shown skepticism like President Bolsonaro of Brazil he called covert. And also flouted precautions saying closing the economy did more harm than the pandemic Canada's Justin Trudeau's wife also tested positive for covert they both went into isolation she soon recovered and this morning Russia's Vladimir Putin lives in one of the world's most isolated and protected Cova bubbles wished president trump well in a telegram according to Russian state media, I am certain your inherit vitality good spirits and optimism will help you cope with. This dangerous virus the telegram reportedly said how it played out for world leaders who contracted covid nineteen really dependent on the severity of their condition. Johnson who doctors say nearly died from covid nineteen did initially show bump in his popularity although that has faded as this country and other European countries are going through what appears to be a second wave bowl scenario with a model case, it had very little impact on his standing. Richard Engel NBC. News London. When we come back after a final break a look at where we are tonight. It's going to disappear one day. It's like a miracle will disappear. This is going to go away without a vaccine it's going to go away. At. Some point that's going to sort of just disappear I. Hope we're rounding the turn on the. When the pandemic. When needed when needed I wear masks? I don't I don't wear masks like him every time you see him, he's got a mess. 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