Here come the white coats to try again.
“Two episodes of transient drops” in Trump’s oxygen sats.
Conley is now admitting to giving the President supplemental oxygen, something he adamantly refused to do yesterday.
They started treating Trump with Dexamethasone yesterday, Garibaldi says, because of low oxygenation. Conley days the second episode was yesterday morning (so presumably they knew about it but didn’t say at the last presser).

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I’m trying to puzzle out how the Meadows story plays into it. One theory: Trump and his COS were at odds over what message to give to the public, Conley chose the President’s implausible sunnier version, and Meadows leaked a darker one.
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