Donald Trump's Oxygen Levels Fell Dramatically Low After Contracting Covid-19 In 2020, Mark Meadows Claims In New Book
Donald Trump’s oxygen levels reportedly fell concerningly low before he was hospitalized for Covid-19 in October of 2020.
According to Trump’s former chief of staff Mark Meadows in his upcoming book The Chief’s Chief, the former president’s condition was very severe after contracting Covid — a claim that contradicts Trump’s own statements at the time in which he downplayed his illness.
“Trump’s oxygen levels had now dipped down to about 86 percent and could be trending lower, a dangerously low level for someone his age,” Meadows claims in his new book.
Meadows also focuses on the fact that medical officials for the White House underplayed Trump’s health at the time, as well as how Trump himself initially refused to be treated at Maryland’s Walter Reed Medical Center.
“It's better that you walk out of here today under your own strength, your own power, than for me to have to carry you out on a gurney in two days,” Meadows writes, referencing what he told Trump on October 1, 2020.
According to Meadows’ timeline, Trump tested positive for the virus only three days before his first presidential debate with Joe Biden – a bombshell revelation in itself that has people shaking their heads that Trump would potentially expose Biden, and everyone else in attendance at that debate, with the deadly virus.
But when news broke of Meadows’ claims that Trump had tested positive for Covid and still took the debate stage, the former president was quick to deny such accusations.
“The story of me having Covid prior to, or during, the first debate is Fake News,” Trump said regarding Meadows’ claims in his new book.
“Well, the president's right, it's fake news,” Meadows said in an interview shortly after, in an attempt to clarify his claims regarding Trump testing positive. “If you actually read the book, the context of it, that story outlined a false positive.”
But whether Trump tested positive or not before taking the debate stage is up for argument, there is no question regarding him officially testing positive on October 1. Then, the next day on October 2, he was rushed to Walter Reed.
“I've lost so much strength,” Meadows writes, recalling what Trump said after being infected with the virus. “The muscles are just not responding.”