President Trump takes off his mask as he makes dramatic return to the White House
President Trump appears to be in good health as he tweets from Walter Reed amid COVID-19 battle.
President Donald Trump released a new video message Monday night that urged Americans to not let coronavirus dominate their lives.
- “Don’t let it dominate your lives. Don’t be afraid of it. You’re going to beat it.”
- “As your leader, I had to do that. I knew there’s danger to it. But I had to do it. I stood out front. I led. Nobody that’s a leader would not do what I did ... Now I’m better. Maybe I’m immune. I dunno.”
Trump returns to White House
Trump made a dramatic exit from Walter Reed Medical Center and returned to the White House just three days after he was hospitalized due to his coronavirus infection.
- Trump left the medical center wearing a white mask, and gave a thumbs up to reporters as he walked down the steps and to the motorcade of black SUVs. He was headed to Marine One to fly back to his White House office.
- Trump is expected to receive additional treatment at the White House.
BREAKING: Pres. Trump gives a thumbs up as he leaves Walter Reed Medical Center, where he was admitted Friday after testing positive for COVID-19.— ABC News (@ABC) October 5, 2020
The president did not answer a shouted question about others in his orbit who have tested positive. https://t.co/DWSBofwQdM pic.twitter.com/gZfv8b5BkH
Trump says he’ll head back to the campaign trail
Trump tweeted late Monday afternoon that he plans to hit the campaign trail soon.
- “Will be back on the Campaign Trail soon!!! The Fake News only shows the Fake Polls.”
Trump is currently infected with the novel coronavirus. His doctors said earlier Monday that he is “not out of the woods yet,” and it might not be until next Monday when Trump is fully recovered.
Trump to leave Walter Reed
Trump said he would leave Walter Reed Medical Center today at 6:30 p.m. Eastern time, adding that “I feel better than I did 20 years ago.”
- “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!”
More than 200,000 people in the United States have died from the novel coronavirus since March.
Dr. Conley says Trump will be sent home to continue treatment
Dr. Sean Conley said the medical staff agrees that President Trump should return home where he will receive world-class medical attention.
- “Though he may not entirely be out of the woods yet, the team and I agree that all our evaluations, and most importantly his clinical status, support the president’s safe return home.”
- “President Trump has met or exceeded all discharge criteria.”
Conleysaid Trump received a third dose of Remdesivir. He will be given one more before he leaves the hospital. A fifth dose will be given at the White House.
Conley said “we’re in uncharted territory” in regards to a COVID-19 patient getting several treatments early in the course of the virus.
Conley would not reveal when Trump’s previous negative COVID-19 test result was.
- “There are HIPAA rules and regulations that restrict me in sharing certain things for his safety and his own health and reasons.”
Melania Trump updates her status from White House
Melania Trump said Monday that she will remain at the White House and won’t leave to visit the president.
She tweeted her new status report Monday morning.
- “My family is grateful for all of the prayers & support! I am feeling good & will continue to rest at home. Thank you to medical staff & caretakers everywhere, & my continued prayers for those who are ill or have a family member impacted by the virus.”
My family is grateful for all of the prayers & support! I am feeling good & will continue to rest at home. Thank you to medical staff & caretakers everywhere, & my continued prayers for those who are ill or have a family member impacted by the virus.— Melania Trump 45 Archived (@FLOTUS45) October 5, 2020
White House press secretary tests positive for COVID-19
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
- McEnany said in a statement that she tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday morning without any symptoms.
- “With my positive test, I will begin the quarantine process and will continue working on behalf of the American people remotely.”
McEnany’s diagnosis comes less than a week after President Donald Trump tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
McEnany spoke with reporters Sunday without wearing a mask.
President Donald Trump spent much of Monday morning tweeting from Walter Reed hospital, encouraging Americans to vote in the 2020 election.
- Trump remains in Walter Reed amid a battle with the novel coronavirus.
- Over the weekend, officials said Trump appeared to be on a good path toward recovery.
Trump’s tweets were in all caps, which definitely underlined his call to vote.
- One of his tweets also called out for religious liberty, a central issue for many Americans.
Here’s a rundown of the rest of his morning tweets:
White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows ‘optimistic’ over Trump’s health
Meadows said Trump’s health improved overnight and that the president is ready to return “to a normal working schedule.”
- “Spoke to the president this morning,” Meadows said. “He continued to improve overnight and is ready to get back to a normal working schedule.”
- The president “will meet with his doctors and nurses this morning to make further assessments of his progress,” Meadows said.