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Advisers made last-minute push to get reluctant Trump to Walter Reed
(CNN) - Marine One was idling on the South Lawn Friday as President Donald Trump's advisers were inside the White House making a last-minute push to get him to board the helicopter.
The President, who had recently tested positive for coronavirus, was reluctant to go to the hospital, multiple sources familiar with what happened later told CNN. Though Trump had developed symptoms and was now on experimental drugs, he didn't want to be "hospitalized," he said.

Aware of his hesitancy to appear seriously ill or convey the serious nature of his condition, Trump's aides now appear to be scrambling to provide a portrait of a mildly ill commander-in-chief. But on Friday, medical officials were concerned about his vitals and thought it would be better to monitor his response with the vast resources that Walter Reed National Military Medical Center provided. Trump was told the facility was a more prudent place for him to be in case his condition deteriorated.

"The White House is fully committed to providing transparent and regular updates on the President's condition and recovery," Judd Deere, a White House spokesman, said in a statement.
A decision was made by senior officials to schedule his departure after markets closed to avoid an inevitable tumble, two people familiar with the matter said.

by Bernard (bernard) on Sun Oct 4th, 2020 at 09:52:17 AM EST
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People with Covid often get better before they get worse again.

It's possible Trump is absolutely fine and will be discharged tomorrow. But considering his age and the fact that he's morbidly obese, it's not particularly likely - not even with the best health care on the planet.

It's more plausible he's bored and petulant and wants to go home and get back to presidentin' - and the doctors will accommodate his whims until he needs medical attention again towards the end of the week.

It takes real talent to nuke your own health, the health of your support staff, and of your party leaders, and your campaign staff in the critical month right before an election.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Sun Oct 4th, 2020 at 08:24:43 PM EST
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Honestly, getting covid and then singing karaoke at GOP fundraisers is probably the most impactful anti-capitalist terror attack in the US for at least a generation. You got to hand it to him.
by generic on Sun Oct 4th, 2020 at 10:25:31 PM EST
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Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Tue Oct 6th, 2020 at 12:30:11 AM EST
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by generic on Tue Oct 6th, 2020 at 12:18:46 PM EST
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genetic traits?

< wipes tears >

I had been idly perplexed as to who agreed to this formula and how  insidiously, "commonly" that message came to connote ahh "disturbing" broadcast images, but not linear ICONOGRAPHY even the written word.

Thanks for this insight.

by Cat on Tue Oct 6th, 2020 at 02:01:52 PM EST
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by Cat on Thu Oct 8th, 2020 at 03:09:52 AM EST
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by Bernard (bernard) on Thu Oct 8th, 2020 at 08:31:23 PM EST
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Rhymes with fly #Debates2020
by Cat on Thu Oct 8th, 2020 at 06:22:49 PM EST
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< reckless eyeballin' >
by Cat on Fri Oct 9th, 2020 at 12:04:00 AM EST
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by Cat on Wed Oct 14th, 2020 at 03:04:20 PM EST
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by Cat on Sat Oct 17th, 2020 at 04:18:52 PM EST
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by Cat on Sat Oct 17th, 2020 at 06:44:28 PM EST
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If my employer doesn't pay for my Pornhub HD the terrorists have won.

Wait, not terrorists, that was way back when.

Greta? Brexit? Covid?

by Number 6 on Mon Oct 19th, 2020 at 11:17:20 AM EST
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versus the raceless, de-gendered US American polity

2018 GE 228M citizen question: the marginalia of "droves"
67% of citizens, 72% of all 2018 voters
13% of citizens, 12% of all 2018 voters
8% of citizens, 7% of all 2018 voters(e)
12% of citizens, 9% of all 2018 voters
by Cat on Sun Oct 18th, 2020 at 01:09:17 PM EST
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by Cat on Tue Oct 20th, 2020 at 12:23:13 AM EST
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#Resistance story developing ...
by Cat on Tue Oct 20th, 2020 at 04:04:22 PM EST
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How to flatten "the infodemic curve"
by Cat on Thu Oct 22nd, 2020 at 03:24:57 PM EST
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by Cat on Fri Oct 23rd, 2020 at 10:41:05 PM EST
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