President Donald Trump updated his health state in a video released on Friday evening, Oct. 2, saying that he remains fine after testing positive for the CCP Virus (coronavirus).
“Thank everybody for the tremendous support. I’m going to Walter Reed hospital,” the president said in a short video posted on his Twitter.
“I think I’m doing very well. But we’re going to make sure that things work out,” he said. “The first lady is doing very well. So thank you very much. I appreciate it. I will never forget it. Thank you.”
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 2, 2020
President Trump shared the video roughly 17 hours after he announced he and First Lady Melania Trump were diagnosed with the CCP Virus.
White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany confirmed on Friday that the 74-year-old president has a mild fever.
“President Trump remains in good spirts, has mild symptoms, and has been working throughout the day,” McEnany said. “Out of an abundance of caution, and at the recommendation of his physician and medical experts, the president will be working from the presidential offices at Walter Reed for the next few days.”
McEnany added that the president will work in a special suite at the hospital for the next few days as a precautionary measure.
Reuters cited White House doctor Sean P. Conley saying that the president is being treated with an experimental drug cocktail and is “fatigued but in good spirits.”