Dr. Fauci claims Trump was lucky he did not DIE from COVID because of his age and weight
- Former President Trump was ‘lucky’ to survive the coronavirus given his age and weight, according to Dr Anthony Fauci
- Fauci said he was ‘quite fortunate’ and could have ‘gotten into serious trouble’
- Trump is 6’3′ Trump and a physical put him at 244lbs
- Last week it was claimed Trump was sicker than he admitted when he had COVID in October, with officials fearing he would need to be put on a ventilator
- Fauci says the new administration is more ‘transparent’ with the reality of covid-19 with Biden telling him decisions will be made by ‘science and data’
Dr Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert has said former president Donald Trump was ‘lucky’ to survive the coronavirus given his age and weight.
‘He could have gotten into serious trouble. I think he was quite fortunate,’ Fauci said in an interview with The Telegraph.
When Trump tweeted that both he and wife Melania Trump had contracted coronavirus, more questions began swirling around his health and his weight.
Former President Trump was ‘lucky’ to survive the coronavirus given his age and weight according to Dr Anthony Fauci
Dr. Fauci said Trump was ‘quite fortunate’ and could have ‘gotten into serious trouble’. Pictured, Trump works in the Presidential Suite at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center after testing positive for COVID-19 last October
Former President Donald Trump’s supporters gathered outside Walter Reed Medical Center while he was hospitalized at the facility in early October
A physical claimed he weighed 244 pounds with his 6’3′ frame leading some critics to call him obese.
In the interview, Fauci describes Trump’s White House as a Covid-19 ‘superspreader.’
Last week it was claimed Trump was far sicker than he admitted when he had COVID in October, with officials fearing he would need to be put on a ventilator.
Four unnamed people familiar with his condition told The New York Times that efforts were made to get him experimental drugs that were not available to the American public.
The White House announced that the former president and first lady Melania Trump had tested positive for the coronavirus on October 1, after Bloomberg News had reported that top aide Hope Hicks had experienced symptoms on Air Force One the night before.
Hicks also received a positive test. The whole group was returning from a campaign rally.
Trump took a ride around the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, while he was being treated for COVID-19 in early October
The Trump White House refused to tell the public when Trump had received his last negative COVID-19 test.
Details The Times shared include that Trump was found to have lung infiltrates, which are often a marker of acute disease. His lungs could have contained fluid or bacteria, easily spotted on an X-ray or scan because the lungs look opaque or white.
The newspaper also reported that Trump’s blood oxygen level was dangerously low – in the 80s.
Even numbers in the low 90s are considered dangerous for COVID-19 patients.
In both these instances, Trump’s physician, Dr. Sean Conley, had painted a rosier picture.
The New York Times revealed that the president’s physician, Dr. Sean Conley, was painting a rosier picture of President Donald Trump’s condition when he had COVID-19 in early October
Fauci has said that the communication between himself and the current Biden administration is far more open that with the previous White House.
There was often a testy relationship between President Trump and Fauci during his presidency with the president sometimes looking for a second opinion.
Once daily press conferences eventually petered out entirely but since President Biden took office there has also been a return to pressers with Biden wanting the approach to tackling the virus be ‘science-led’.
Fauci says he now speaks with the president frequently along with the White House Covid-19 task force.
‘We’re going to let science rule. We’re going to go by the data, the evidence and the science. We’re going to make some mistakes, and when we do we’re not going to blame anybody. We’re just going to fix it…’ Biden is said to have told the doctor.
‘That was to me like, “Oh my goodness!”‘ Fauci said.
Former president Donald Trump is pictured after he returned to the White House after being hospitalized with COVID-19 at Walter Reed Medical Center. The Times reported that his case was far worse than he had claimed