A photograph of White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows went viral on Sunday after he spent the weekend dealing with President Donald Trump’s COVID-19 health problems.
The image of Meadows was taken on Sunday as Dr. Sean Conley was briefing reporters about the president’s condition. Conley predicted that Trump could leave the hospital as early as tomorrow even though his oxygen saturation had dipped below 94% on at least two occasions.
The photo was shared on Twitter by Reuter editor Corinne Perkins.
White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows rubs his head as U.S. Navy Commander Dr. Sean Conley, the White House physician, speaks to the media about President Donald Trump's health. Photo by @erinscottphoto pic.twitter.com/zNfarjSLow
— corinne_perkins (@corinne_perkins) October 4, 2020
A day earlier, Meadows had expressed alarm at the president’s symptoms by calling his “vitals over the last 24 hours were very concerning.” The remarks reportedly irritated the president.
The photo was shared on Twitter by Reuters editor Corinne Perkins.
Twitter users reacted to the photo by praising photographer Erin Scott. Others saw it as a bad sign for Trump’s chief of staff.
Read some of the responses below.
Reminiscent of this... pic.twitter.com/FoIGwswRLQ
— IHOP Lobster Roll (@TigerMWD) October 4, 2020
Sometimes the words left unspoken are the ones that are the loudest.
— Jess (@MirrorMan_jls) October 4, 2020
This picture provides more honest information than the actual health press conference updates, both of them
— Moimeme&Toi (@womemeshi) October 4, 2020
That moment you realize they went with the plan you advised against that puts your earlier comments in stark contraction to what the white coat is saying on TV.
You thought you’d work for Trump and not end up under a bus? That and resignation are the only exits.
— Alex The Olive (@BobbyTallNH) October 4, 2020
Where have I seen this behavior before 🤔 pic.twitter.com/KKEYYqIthj
— Winter Vintner (@wintervintner) October 4, 2020
That pic was probably taken right about the moment Dr. Conley said they might release the president tomorrow. Meadows knows that isn't happening and sets up a barrage of questions when the president isn't discharged.
— Yawning or Snarling (@letsstayengaged) October 4, 2020
Looks like Mark is going through some things.
— Joy Benson (@Joy_Benson) October 4, 2020
Better get that headache checked out.
— BMc ~ VOTE BLUE (@Bmcs1975) October 4, 2020