Nancy Pelosi, US House Speaker who is next in line to be president if Donald Trump and vice president Mike Pence become incapacitated, has revealed she has not been briefed on Trump’s health since his Covid-19 diagnosis.
The US President few days ago was rushed to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center after he expressed difficulty in breathing amid report of him contracting the deadly Coronavirus disease. Read here
In a news conference Sunday, Trump’s doctors said that even though the President has had at least two concerning drops in oxygen levels, they are hoping he could be discharged as early as Monday.
Pelosi said on Sunday that the doctors treating Trump must provide trustworthy information to the American public.
“We have to have confidence in the judgment of the doctors who are treating him, that not only do they give a presentation — notice, when they give a presentation to the press, it has to be approved by the President,” she said, adding: “That’s not very scientific.”
She then revealed she wasn’t getting updates about Trump’s health status.
“We’re getting our information the way everyone else is — in the media,” Pelosi said during an interview on CBS’ “Face the Nation” on Sunday night.
“But in terms of the succession, that’s an ongoing process. Sadly at this time, it comes to the forefront.”
Pelosi, who tested negative for Covid-19 on Friday, added that she’s praying for “good health” and a “speedy recovery” for Trump while hoping that the episode will serve as “a signal that we really have to do better in preventing the spread of this virus.”