White House spokesperson evades answering when Trump last tested negative 6 times in 1 interview

The White House really doesn’t want to reveal last time President Trump tested negative for COVID-19.

While the White House insists Trump first tested positive for the coronavirus a week ago, late on Oct. 1, that test only came after he had reportedly been showing symptoms of the virus. Reporters have since been trying and failing to get an answer on just when Trump last tested negative, including MSNBC’s Hallie Jackson, who pressed White House Deputy Press Secretary Brian Morgenstern six times for an answer on Friday.

When Jackson first asked for the date of Trump’s last test, Morgenstern first insisted he didn’t know, to which Jackson questioned if he’d even asked for an answer. Jackson then reminded him there is public health value to this question, as knowing when Trump was last testing negative could help pinpoint when he was infected and who he could’ve spread it to. And when Jackson asked if Trump had at least tested negative for the virus before debating Democratic nominee Joe Biden last week, Morgenstern echoed Trump’s doctor Sean Conley in telling Jackson she was “very focused in looking backwards.” After her final attempt, when Morgenstern implored Jackson to talk about something else, she shut the interview down.

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White House Spokesperson Alyssa Farah Admits Dr. Sean Conley Lied to Make Trump Feel Better on Fox News

White House Communications Director Alyssa Farah faced some unexpectedly tough questions about President Donald Trump’s medical condition during an interview on Fox News Sunday afternoon. And in the process, she admitted that the president’s physician Dr. Sean Conley deliberately misled the American people to make his patient feel better.

Fox anchor Trace Gallagher highlighted the “confusion” and “mixed messaging coming from the White House and coming from the doctors,” asking Farah, “Why hasn’t the White House come out and just cleared the deck, cleared up all this stuff and said, you know, this is the way it is, here’s what happened and kind of given everybody a tick-tock of what happened from the beginning when he was confirmed with coronavirus until today?”

Farah said the administration was “striving to be as transparent” as they can and claimed Dr. Conley’s comments have been “accurate” throughout. But as Gallagher pointed out, the confusion has more to do with the information Conley has “omitted” from his briefings.

“And even today, he kind of came out and he acknowledged, well, he was doing that because he was trying to put on a brave face,” the anchor said.

In his latest comments to the press, the doctor said, “I was trying to reflect the upbeat attitude that the team, the president over the course of his illness, has had,” adding, “I didn’t want to give any information that might steer the course of illness in another direction, and in doing so, you know, it came off that we were trying to hide something, which wasn’t necessarily true.”

“It’s a very common medical practice that you want to convey confidence,” Farah claimed. “And you want to raise the spirits of the person you are treating. I know this president. I don’t know that he needs his spirits raised but I think it’s actually a very common medical practice to do that.”

“But is it also a common medical practice to put the proper information out there, put all the information out there, and to let people make up their own minds?” Gallagher shot back.

After brushing that question aside, Farah pivoted to boast about how hard the president is supposedly working through his illness from Walter Reed hospital.

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Bahrain-Israel deal is ‘spectacular’ development for ‘more peaceful world,’ says White House spokesperson

President Trump brokered another “extraordinary” Middle East peace deal involving Israel, this time with Bahrain, coming after a similar agreement with the United Arab Emirates just last month, White House deputy press secretary Brian Morgenstern said on “Outnumbered Overtime” Friday.

The White House credits the president’s desire for ending endless wars and replacing them with peace and prosperity in the region.

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“This is an extraordinary achievement. The president made the first major breakthrough like this in 26 years,” Morgenstern told host Harris Faulkner. “In less than a month, he’s made yet another one.”

Trump “has not one, but two Nobel Peace Prize nominations now in recent days because the president is ending endless wars and he’s bringing about peace and prosperity, promoting our ally, Israel, normalizing relations with Arab states, really tremendous developments,” he said, “and also isolating those who want to do harm and cause violence and dysfunction, isolating actors like Iran.”

Morgenstern praised Trump’s diplomatic victories of promoting America’s ally, Israel, and normalizing relations with Arab countries.

“These are spectacular developments for the world, spectacular development for our friends in the region who want peace and who want prosperity, and spectacular developments for the American people who want a more peaceful world into the future,” he noted.

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“Another HISTORIC breakthrough today! Our two GREAT friends Israel and the Kingdom of Bahrain agree to a Peace Deal – the second Arab country to make peace with Israel in 30 days!” Trump tweeted.

According to a formal statement issued by the three countries, they had agreed to “the establishment of full diplomatic relations between Israel and the Kingdom of Bahrain.”

The leaders of Israel and Bahrain also praised Trump for “his dedication to peace in the region, his focus on shared challenges, and the pragmatic and unique approach he has taken to bringing their nations together.”

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The peace deal Bahrain deal comes a week after Trump oversaw the signing of an agreement between Serbia and Kosovo that normalized economic relations between those two countries.

That arrangement also included Kosovo recognizing Israel, and Serbia agreeing to move its embassy to Jerusalem — as the U.S. had done with its embassy in 2017.

Fox News’ Adam Shaw contributed to this report.

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