Donald Trump Releases Video Message From Hospital After COVID-19 Diagnosis: I Feel Much Better
Just days after being diagnosed with COVID-19, President Donald Trump released a video message on Saturday (Oct.3) giving an update on his health condition. He was admitted to Walter Reed Medical Center shortly after testing positive. In his video message from the hospital, he starts by thanking the medical staff for all of their hard work and reassures that he is feeling much better.
“I came here, wasn’t feeling so well, I feel much better now. We’re working hard to get me all the way back. I’ll be back, I think I’ll be back soon, and I look forward to finishing up the campaign the way it was started and the way we’ve been doing and the kind of numbers that we’ve been doing.”
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 3, 2020
Trump later added that his wife, Melania Trump, was “doing very well” and even joked about their age gap.
“Melania is really handling it very nicely. As you’ve probably read, she’s slightly younger than me – just a little tiny bit – and therefore, just, we know the disease, we know the situation with age versus younger people, and Melania is handling it statistically like it’s supposed to be handled. And that makes me very happy, and it makes the country very happy.”
Shortly after the video was released, White House doctor Sean P Conley said Donald Trump was free of fever and making substantial progress, but was “not yet out of the woods”. The president is also being given the antiviral medication Remdesivir, a treatment that is not yet recommended for patients with mild COVID-19 symptoms. Dr. Conley added that Donald Trump received a second dose of Remdesivir “without complication.”
Prior to Trump’s announcement, his top aide Hope Hicks tested positive for coronavirus. She reportedly traveled to Cleveland for the debate on Air Force One with a group that included the president’s closest relatives and advisors.
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