Live updates: Trump’s doctor raises questions about timeline of diagnosis, treatment at press conference

At a Saturday morning press conference, President Trump’s medical team suggested that the President knew he tested positive for coronavirus earlier than has been previously reported. Dr. Sean Conley, Trump’s physician, said that we’re “72 hours into the diagnosis,” meaning the President could have test positive as early as Wednesday.

“72 hours into the diagnosis” from Saturday morning statement, means testing positive Wednesday morning. That means testing positive before going to the $200,000/couple fundraiser inside a home in Shorewood, Minnesota on Lake Minnetonka; it means testing positive before flying up to Duluth with many Minnesota political folks and holding the Duluth rally; it means testing positive before holding an “up to” $250,000 ticket fundraiser, where he bet with a small group of big donors, and where he went table to table shaking hands.

From ABC News (but the link disappeared!):

Prior to the main event, Trump participated in an event with a much smaller group and a looser environment. Dr. Rich Roberts said in a video posted on the website The Lakewood Scoop that he attended the event and was part of the “small group” of roughly 20 donors that participated in a roundtable discussion on Iran, China, debate strategy and other topics. It was held at a rectangular table.

Here’s the ABC link that works now:

Day after seeing Trump at Bedminster fundraiser, guests ‘flabbergasted’ to learn he was stricken

Here’s an interesting chart – details needed on the Minnesota Davis’ fundraiser:

COVID-19 at the White House – Contact Tracing

And this report:

President Donald Trump, who announced on Friday that he had tested positive for COVID-19, did not wear a mask during a Thursday afternoon campaign fundraiser at his Bedminster, New Jersey, golf club, according to a person who was at the club. Trump mingled with the crowd of about 150 donors, at one point going table-to-table to shake hands with attendees, according to the source, who asked not to be identified. This behavior is typical for Trump when he visits the club—members often approach him to shake hands and chat. But this time, Trump may have been contagious.

And in Daily Kos:

Trump knew he was COVID-19 positive on Wednesday, and lied to the nation for 2 full days

It’s clear that raising that money at the two exclusive big-buck fundraisers and doing the Duluth rally were more important than the health of people who showed up. People at the indoor fundraiser, people on the plane to Duluth, which includes many of our Minnesota R pols, and all those at the rally in Duluth. SHAME! It’s criminal to inflict COVID exposure this way.

And this:

Chris Wallace Says Donald Trump Wasn’t Tested for COVID Pre-Debate Because He Arrived Late

Well, DOH!

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