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What We Know About President Trump’s Illness

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On Saturday morning, the doctors treating President Trump for the coronavirus held a news conference outside Walter Reed National Military Medical Center — a show of strength, aimed at reassuring the American public that he was in capable hands.

But instead of allaying concern, it raised questions, casting doubt on the timeline of the president’s illness and the seriousness of his condition. Several times, fresh information has thrown up alternative accounts of the early hours of Mr. Trump’s illness that seem to counter the version offered by the White House.

We speak to Maggie Haberman and Peter Baker, White House correspondents for The Times, about the efforts to control the narrative, and pick through what is known about the president’s condition a month before the election.


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ImagePresident Trump briefly left Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Sunday to greet supporters.
Credit…Alex Edelman/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

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Maggie Haberman and Peter Baker contributed reporting.

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