Last Updated on October 2, 2020
President Trump has been taken to a military hospital as a “precautionary measure,” following his positive diagnosis for COVID-19 yesterday. President Trump posted a video to his Twitter account before leaving for Walter Read Military Hospital.
President Trump, along with his wife Melania, had tested positive for COVID yesterday, following the positive test of long-term Trump advisor, Hope Hicks. As National File reported:
A statement from White House physician Dr. Sean Conley revealed that the doctor “received confirmation that both President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus,” and “The President and First Lady are both well at this time, and they plan to remain at home within the White House during their convalescence.”
“The White House medical team and I will maintain a vigilant watch, and I appreciate the support provided by some of our country’s greatest medical professionals and institutions,” wrote Dr. Conley, “Rest assured I expect the President to continue carrying out his duties without disruption while recovering, and I will keep you updated on any future development.”
At the time of the diagnosis, the President was in good spirits. “We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately,” he tweeted. “We will get through this together!”
On Friday, President Trump was taken into Walter Reed National Military Hospital, following his positive test. His doctor, Navy Commander Dr Sean Conley said the President was “fatigued but in good spirits,” while the First Lady has “a mild cough and headache.”
The President later posted a video on Twitter, thanking the American people for their support.
“President Trump remains in good spirts, has mild symptoms, and has been working throughout the day,” said Kayleigh McEnany, the White House Press Secretary. “Out of an abundance of caution, and at the recommendation of his physician and medical experts, the president will be working from the presidential offices at Walter Reed for the next few days.”
“Out of an abundance of caution, and at the recommendation of his physician and medical experts, the president will be working from the presidential offices at Walter Reed for the next few days,” Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany says in a statement.
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) October 2, 2020
Trump’s previous doctor, retired US Navy Rear Admiral Dr Ronny Jackson, said that the President still presented as “asymptomatic” of COVID-19. “Once he tests negative twice, you know, he should be safe to go back to, you know, to his normal routine, and that will be well before the next debate,” Jackson said. “We have to remember that he is in great physical health otherwise.”
— Ronny Jackson (@RonnyJacksonTX) October 2, 2020