Oct 9, 2020 - Politics & Policy

Trump says he's off coronavirus treatment medication

President Trump said he has been off coronavirus medication for at least eight hours, in his first televised event since his hospitalization for treatment of COVID-19.

Why it matters: Trump claimed on Fox News that he went to Walter Reed Medical Center because he felt tired and denied that he received supplemental oxygen because he had trouble breathing. White House physician Sean Conley said last week that the president received oxygen after his oxygen saturation level dropped below 94%.

Context: Trump said he had been tested for COVID-19 on Thursday but had not received the results. White House officials for the past six days have declined to say when the president last tested negative.

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