President Trump Makes Video Announcement After Coronavirus Diagnosis

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On Friday afternoon, President Donald Trump addressed the nation in a video posted on Twitter one day after testing positive for the coronavirus. He signaled that he and his wife, First Lady Melania Trump, are doing well with their diagnosis and that they would be heading to the hospital.

“I want to thank everybody for the tremendous support, I’m going to Walter Reed hospital,” Trump said. “I think I’m doing very well, but we’re going to make sure that things work out. The first lady is doing very well, so thank you very much, I appreciate it. I will never forget it, thank you.”

Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany released a statement giving an update on the president’s conditions. “President Trump remains in good spirits, has mild symptoms, and has been working throughout the day,” She 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. President Trump appreciates the outpouring of support for both he and the First Lady.”

White House physician Sean Conley, also released a statement giving some insight into the president’s treatment. “Following PCR-confirmation of the President’s diagnosis, as a precautionary measure he received a single 8 gram dose of Regeneron’s polyclonal antibody cocktail,” he explained. “He completed the infusion without incident. In addition to the polyclonal antibodies, the President has been taking zinc, vitamin D, famotidine, melatonin and a daily aspirin.”

The statement continued, stating that the president “remains fatigued but in good spirits.” Trump is “being evaluated by a team of experts, and together we’ll be making recommendations to the President and First Lady in regards to next best steps.” 

Melania Trump also commented on the diagnosis on Twitter. “As too many Americans have done this year, @potus & I are quarantining at home after testing positive for COVID-19. We are feeling good & I have postponed all upcoming engagements. Please be sure you are staying safe & we will all get through this together,” she tweeted. 

The announcement that the president tested positive for COVID-19 was met with well wishers on both sides of the political spectrum. However, many high-profile figures on the far-left responded by celebrating the diagnosis with some even wishing death on the president. 

But along with the nastiness, there were also personalities on the left who took the higher road, sending their thoughts and prayers to the president and his wife. The president is currently at Walter Reed hospital receiving treatment. 

 

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