Less than 24 hours after President Donald Trump & FLOTUS Melania Trump tested positive for COVID-19, he’s been taken to the Walter Reed Medical Center.
President Donald Trump, 74, has been taken to hospital. A day after testing positive for the Coronavirus, he is experiencing symptoms of the disease, including a cough, and a fever. “I want to thank everybody for the tremendous support — I’m going to Walter Reed Hospital. I think I’m doing very well,” he said in a short :18 second video he tweeted confirming the news.
“But we’re going to make sure that things work out. The First Lady is doing very well. Thank you very much — I appreciate it, I will never forget it. Thank you,” he added. First lady Melania Trump, 50, also confirmed that she had contracted the virus, noting that she was experiencing “mild symptoms” and would be quarantining via a tweet on Oct. 1. Due to the president’s age, several advisors suggested he seek medical attention.
Administration officials confirmed that the president would be taken to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. He was being transported to the facility around 5:30 p.m. EST on Friday, Oct. 2. Trump walked out to the Marine One helicopter on his own volition in a suit and wearing a mask. He didn’t stop to talk to reporters either entering or leaving the helicopter but gave a thumb’s up to the press.
For the first time, all the White House staffers — including White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany — were seen wearing masks. It’s unclear how long he will be at the hospital for. Up until he was being moved, he was working throughout the day from home and the newspaper says he will continue his duties from an executive office suite at the hospital, which is set up specially for the sitting president.
White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany tweeted an update from Donald Trump’s physician Sean P. Conley. “As of this afternoon the president remains fatigued but in good spirits. He’s being evaluated by a team of experts and together we’ll be making recommendations to the president and first lady in regards to next best steps,” the update read, explaining he received a “antibody cocktail.” Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Congressional Gang of Eight were not updated on Trump’s move to Walter Reed.