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President Trump’s doctor said Trump is not currently on oxygen, but would not say whether he ever received oxygen since his COVID-19 diagnosis.

USA TODAY

In the first public briefing since President Donald Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis, White House physician Dr. Sean Conley would not answer several questions about whether the president had been on oxygen at any point previously, if he had lung damage or when he last received a negative coronavirus test.

Conley, who has served as Physician to the President since 2018, appeared with a team of nine clinicians outside Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for less than 20 minutes Saturday morning and fielded dozens of questions from reporters. Doctors said the president had been fever-free for over 24 hours, had received an experimental antibody therapy and was undergoing a five-day course of the drug remdesivir. 

“We remain cautiously optimistic, but he’s doing great,” Conley said.