Here’s where their journeys overlapped — and where they diverged.
Leaders “in good spirits,” even in the hospital.
Trump and Johnson, and the spinners for both, downplayed their covid-19 symptoms and evaded questions about their status. The emphasis was on how they remained strong and positive and in charge.
On Friday evening, as Trump was headed to Walter Reed, press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said in a statement that he “remains in good spirits, has mild symptoms, and has been working throughout the day.” She maintained that hospitalization was “out of an abundance of caution, and at the recommendation of his physician and medical experts.” She added that the president would be working while there. (On Monday, McEnany revealed she tested positive for the virus, too.)
White House Physician Sean Conley’s then gave a rosy pronouncement of the president’s status on Saturday — without disclosing that Trump had been given supplemental