In a Twitter message, the president announced that he was leaving Walter Reed at 6:30 p.m., where he has been hospitalized since Friday for contracting the CCP Virus.
Although neither the doctors at the health center nor the presidential representatives gave a medical report announcing President Trump’s discharge, the news quickly went viral after the president himself announced it on his Twitter account.
In a message full of optimism, President Trump announced, “I will be leaving the great Walter Reed Medical Center today at 6:30 P.M. Feeling really good!”
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
In the same message, the president encouraged all Americans not to be afraid of the virus and not to let it control their lives. “Don’t be afraid of Covid [CCP Virus]. 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!”
The president’s physician, Dr. Sean Conley, said at a press conference on Sunday that President Trump was treated with a steroid (dexamethasone) after a drop in oxygen saturation levels on Saturday afternoon, to which he reacted beautifully, Fox News reported.
Conley said the president’s oxygen level was reduced to 93% on Saturday, but he also said the president was not short of breath at any time. A normal reading is between 95 and 100 and a drop below 90 is worrisome.
Dr. Brian Garibaldi, a pulmonary intensive care specialist who assisted the president during his hospital stay, said the president received a second dose of the experimental drug remdesivir along with a first dose of dexamethasone on Saturday and showed no side effects so far.
“In response to transient low oxygen levels … we did initiate dexamethasone therapy, and he received his first dose of that yesterday,” said Garibaldi during a press briefing outside the facility. “Our plan is to continue that for the time being.”
On Sunday, President Trump said in a brief conversation that his experience with the virus had left him with many lessons about the disease from having experienced it firsthand.
“I learned a lot about COVID,” he said in a video posted on Twitter. “I learned it by really going to school, this is the real school, this isn’t the ‘Let’s read the book school’ and I get it, and I understand it.”
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 4, 2020