LAST UPDATED 10/5/2020
(AmericanProsperity.com) After months of leading the country through the COVID-19 epidemic, President Donald Trump and the First Lady, Melania Trump, tested positive for the novel coronavirus. This news arrived early on the morning of Friday, October 2 after a fundraising trip to New Jersey.
President Trump announced the news through Twitter around 1 AM:
Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 2, 2020
The President is believed to have contracted the virus from his Communications Director, Hope Hicks, who usually travels with him. Melania Trump shared about the experience on her Twitter as well:
As too many Americans have done this year, @potus & I are quarantining at home after testing positive for COVID-19. We are feeling good & I have postponed all upcoming engagements. Please be sure you are staying safe & we will all get through this together.
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) October 2, 2020
As the President and FLOTUS enter quarantine, they’re under the care of Navy Commander Dr. Sean Conley. A statement released by Dr. Conley expressed that the President will “continue carrying out his duties without disruption,” although many events in the following weeks have been canceled.
As President Trump falls into the high-risk category for the disease, he’s well attended by an incredible physician. However, the coming weeks will surely test the President’s resolve, health, and throw a curveball for handling the final weeks of the campaign season.
UPDATE 10/5/20 (11:00AM EST):
President Donald Trump is continuing to receive treatments at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for his COVID-19 symptoms.
After experiencing 2 drops in oxygen levels, doctors administered Dexamethasone, a steroid that has been used to treat COVID-19 in some patients. He is also on a 5 day dose of Remdesivir, an experimental treatment to help reduce the duration of symptoms.
Trump thanked his fans for their support via Twitter late Sunday morning, followed by a brief ride around the hospital with his security detail to wave to his supporters.
I really appreciate all of the fans and supporters outside of the hospital. The fact is, they really love our Country and are seeing how we are MAKING IT GREATER THAN EVER BEFORE!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 4, 2020
Doctors have stated that he is making progress and could potentially be discharged as early as today. We will update with any new developments.
UPDATE 10/5/20 (4:00PM EST):
President Donald Trump has been cleared to be discharged after 3 days at Walter Reed Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for COVID-19 treatment.
I will be leaving the great Walter Reed Medical Center today at 6:30 P.M. Feeling really good! Don’t be afraid of Covid. Don’t let it dominate your life. We have developed, under the Trump Administration, some really great drugs & knowledge. I feel better than I did 20 years ago!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 5, 2020
White House physician and Navy Commander Dr. Sean Conley says Trump has continued to improve and can resume normal work and activities once the “there is no evidence of live virus still present.”
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