Trump COUGHS as he reveals plans to hold Florida rally on Saturday after doc says he'll be 'safe' following Covid fight
DONALD Trump coughed on live TV as he revealed plans to hold a rally in Florida as soon as Saturday – after the White House doctor said he'd be "safe" to attend public events by then.
The president appeared on Sean Hannity Thursday night saying he and his campaign staff are looking to hold a rally in Florida Saturday night and claiming he is virtually "virus-free".
He also insisted there are no traces of the coronavirus in him, just seconds before coughing on air
"I think I'm going to try doing a rally on Saturday night if we have enough time to put it together," Trump told the Fox News host during a live telephone interview.
But we want to do a rally in Florida, probably in Florida Saturday, might come back and do one in Pennsylvania the following night," the president continued. "I feel so good."
Trump gave credit to the Regeneron experimental drug that he claims allowed him to leave the hospital early.
"It's incredible, the kind of things we're coming up with," Trump said of the drug. "It actually made me better."
Just moments later when Hannity asked Trump why he decided against participating in a virtual debate with Biden, the president attempted to silence a cough before excusing himself and carrying on.
It comes after the White House doctor released a health update that said President Trump would be safe to attend public events from Saturday – just over a week after he was hospitalized with coronavirus.
Dr Sean Conley wrote: "Saturday will be day 10 since Thursday's diagnosis," adding, "I fully anticipate the President's safe return to public engagements at that time."
Dr Conley's memo emphasizes the strong strides in health Trump has undergone since his positive test for Covid-19.
"Today the president has completed his course of therapy for Covid-19 as prescribed by his team of physicians," Dr Conley wrote.
"Since returning home, his physical exam has remained stable and devoid of any indications to suggest progression of illness," Conley added.
"Overall he's responded extremely well to treatment, without evidence on examination of adverse therapeutic effects," the White House doctor wrote.
As of Thursday afternoon, Conley wrote Trump’s heart rate was 69 beats per minute, he had a blood pressure 127/81 mmHg, his respiratory rate 15-17 breaths per minute and his pulse oximetry showed a blood oxygen level of 96-98 percent with room air.
The news comes as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi continues to question Trump's ability to serve.
She announced Thursday new legislation that would allow Congress to intervene under the 25th Amendment and remove Trump from executive duties, just weeks before the election.
Pelosi said Trump must disclose more about his health following his Covid-19 positive test, citing his strange tweet that stopped talks on a new coronavirus package as one main reason.
The speaker also said the American people have a right to know when exactly he first contracted Covid, just as the virus made its way through White House staff.
Pelosi is expected to unveil the legislation that would launch a commission for review on Friday.
"The public needs to know the health condition of the president," Pelosi said Thursday after invoking the 25th Amendment.
Pelosi explained how it is within Congress' right to pursue the amendment, which would allow Congress or a cabinet member to intervene if the president is deemed unable to conduct the duties of the job.
Trump immediately responded to Pelosi's comments on Twitter.
"Crazy Nancy is the one who should be under observation," he wrote. "They don’t call her Crazy for nothing!"
The 25th Amendment has been tossed about by Trump's opponents for a while, but it is being reinvoked just weeks before the election.
Many have pointed to the president's poor handling of the coronavirus pandemic, pointing to the more than 210,000 Americans who have lost their lives and millions more infected.
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