UPDATE: Doctors say Trump on steroid therapy, health improving after brief ‘episodes’ – WRCBtv.com

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., tweeted that he had spoken with Trump and that he “sounded well,” while Trump campaign manager Bill Stepien, who himself has tested positive for the virus, said that he had also spoken with Trump, saying: “He sounds great. He’s energized.”

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As Trump Seeks to Project Strength, Doctors Disclose Alarming Episodes

In addition to the steroids, Mr. Trump has received an experimental antibody cocktail and is in the midst of a five-day course of remdesivir, an antiviral drug. The White House has a medical unit capable of responding to a president’s health troubles but not with the sophisticated equipment available at Walter Reed.

Mr. Trump, who historically hates hospitals and anything related to illness, has been hankering to get released, according to two people close to him, and some aides expressed fear that he would pressure Dr. Conley into releasing him by claiming to feel better than he actually does. But advisers were also troubled by the doctors’ prediction that they might release him on Monday because if they do not, it would signal that the president is not doing as well as indicated. They also worried that a premature return could lead to a second trip to the hospital if

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Doctors say Trump on steroid therapy, health improving after brief ‘episodes’

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s medical team said Sunday in a press conference that Trump’s conditions were improving after multiple “episodes” over the weekend and he was placed on a steroid therapy typically used with more severe Covid-19 cases.

“Since we spoke last, the president has continued to improve. As with any illness, there are frequent ups and downs over the course particularly when a patient is so closely watched,” said Dr. Sean Conley, a White House physician.

Dr. Sean Dooley said that Trump has remained without a fever since Friday morning and that his vital signs are stable. Trump could be discharged from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center as soon as Monday, the doctors said.

Trump’s doctors said that the president was on dexamethasone, the steroid used for the sickest Covid-19 patients. The medical team said the president took his first dose of the drug on Saturday and

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