President Donald Trump said Thursday that he was “disgraced” by a report that a doctor said the president’s doctors failed to declare a potentially deadly pneumonia last week.
Trump said he would ask a special counsel to investigate the doctor’s comments.
The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the president.
Trump has been under pressure to disclose the diagnosis of pneumonia that he suffered in a White House meeting last week, which doctors have said was caused by the president being poisoned.
Trump’s team said Friday that the president is expected to be released from the hospital on Friday.
Trump has said he had been receiving high levels of the potentially deadly coronavirus since the first week of his presidency, but he has not been able to give a precise diagnosis of the illness.
He had also said he was recovering well.
Last week, a spokesman for Trump’s chief of staff, Reince Priebus, said he believed the president was suffering from a viral pneumonia and would be released by Thursday.
The spokesman, Reuel Marc Gerecht, said the White House had “not yet” made any decision on whether to release Trump.
“The president is very much alive,” Gerech said.
“He’s not incapacitated.”