President Donald Trump boarded Marine One and was sent to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center to receive treatment for Covid-19.
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany announced: “the President will be working from the presidential offices at Walter Reed for the next few days.”
The President’s physician Sean Conley gave the report that President Trump is doing well and beginning Remdesivir therapy.
— ABC News (@ABC) October 2, 2020
Trump takes Marine One to Walter Reed for treatment for COVID-19. pic.twitter.com/p4y0C2YQVc
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) October 2, 2020
As Trump’s conditioned worsened, he and his team made the decision to send him to Walter Reed before he deteriorated further — and while he could still walk to Marine One on his own. Our latest on the White House Coronavirus Crisis. https://t.co/H05J3Ndljc
— Ashley Parker (@AshleyRParker) October 3, 2020
President Trump walks out of the White House under his own power to Marine One before heading to Walter Reed, followed by Mark Meadows pic.twitter.com/Rve6Yqg1IH
— Jordan Fabian (@Jordanfabian) October 2, 2020
ABC News covered the story:
He and first lady Melania Trump have been in isolation after announcing overnight that they tested positive for COVID-19.
While it is not clear how Trump, 74, contracted COVID-19, the news came hours after it was revealed that one of his closest advisers, Hope Hicks, had also tested positive. Hicks traveled with Trump to Ohio for the debate on Tuesday and to Minnesota for a rally on Wednesday.
Here's the video of Trump leaving the White House and boarding Marine One to head to Walter Reed hospital. He did not talk to reporters. pic.twitter.com/w31L1uSxSq
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 2, 2020
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) October 2, 2020
CNBC had this to say about the President departing to Walter Redd Medical Center:
President Donald Trump was taken to Walter Reed Medical Center on Friday “out of an abundance of caution” following his coronavirus diagnosis, the White House said.
White House physician Sean Conley said in a statement late Friday that Trump is “doing very well,” has started Remdesivir therapy and does not require supplemental oxygen. He added that Trump had completed his first dose of Remdesivir, an experimental antiviral therapy, and was resting comfortably.
Trump also tweeted at 11:31 p.m. ET: “Going well, I think! Thank you to all. LOVE!!!”
Trump was seen wearing a mask as he departed the White House shortly after 6:15 p.m. ET and walked toward his helicopter, Marine One. He waved to the press but did not stop for questions.
The move, which appears to mark an escalation in the efforts to treat the president, is being made “as a precautionary measure,” a senior administration official told NBC News.
— Kayleigh McEnany 45 Archived (@PressSec45) October 3, 2020
All your prayers are being answered.
I can’t wait to see our President walk outside of Walter Reed Hospital with two thumbs up.