President Donald Trump gave an update of his health condition from Walter Reed Medical Center on Friday night, Oct. 2, saying he is “going well,” after being admitted to the military hospital for CCP Virus (coronavirus) treatment.
“Going well, I think! Thank you to all. LOVE!!!” the president tweeted.
Going welI, I think! Thank you to all. LOVE!!!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 3, 2020
White House physician Sean Conley said in a memo that President Trump was doing well and he did not require supplemental oxygen as of late Friday, but that doctors opted to initiate remdesivir therapy.
“This afternoon in consultation with specialists from Walter Reed and Johns Hopkins University, I recommended movement of the President up to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for further monitoring,” Conley wrote in a letter addressed to White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany.
“This evening I am happy to report that the President is doing very well. He is not requiring any supplemental oxygen, but in consultation with specialists, we have elected to initiate Remdesivir therapy. He has completed his first dose and is resting comfortably.”
— Kayleigh McEnany (@PressSec) October 3, 2020
President Trump was taken to Walter Reed early Friday evening, less than 24 hours after he confirmed via Twitter that he and First Lady Melania Trump had both tested positive for the virus. Dozens of people gathered outside of the hospital after they learned of the president’s arrival.
This will make your night.
President @realDonaldTrump saw his supporters on tv wishing him well outside Walter Reed & had his Chief of Staff Mark Meadows give them chocolates & thank them for their love & support. pic.twitter.com/JuQQ3If73v
— The Columbia Bugle 🇺🇸 (@ColumbiaBugle) October 3, 2020
The positive tests came after the diagnosis of his key aid Hope Hicks on Thursday. Since then, several others close to the president have tested positive.
Kellyanne Conway, the former longtime adviser to President Trump, said Friday she has the virus.
“Tonight I tested positive for COVID-19 [CCP Virus]. My symptoms are mild (light cough) and I’m feeling fine. I have begun a quarantine process in consultation with physicians,” Conway tweeted.
“As always, my heart is with everyone affected by this global pandemic,” she added.
President Trump’s campaign manager Bill Stepien also tested positive for the virus on Friday. He is experiencing mild flu-like symptoms and has gone into quarantine, the campaign said.
Stepien is expected to continue working from home, the Trump campaign said it would postpone all of the president’s scheduled trips or move them to virtual platforms.
Several people who attended a ceremony last week in the Rose Garden at the White House where the president officially nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett have tested positive, including Sens. Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.).
Others close to the president tested negative on Friday, among them are White House chief of staff Mark Meadows and the president’s children Ivanka, Donald Jr., and Barron Trump.