President Donald Trump was taken to Walter Reed Military Medical Center early Friday evening and will spend the “next few days” there, the White House said after Trump announced earlier in the day that he had tested positive for Covid-19.
The president was seen walking on the White House South Lawn to Marine One under his own power around 6:15 p.m. and sporting a mask — notable given the president‘s aversion to wearing one in public and his frequent mockery of his Democratic rival, Joe Biden, and others for doing so even when they are far from others. The president landed at 6:29 p.m., and he posted a video to his Twitter account of him assuring people that he was in good condition.
White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said the visit to the hospital was “out of an abundance of caution.”
“President Trump remains in good spirits, has mild symptoms, and has been working throughout the day,” McEnany said. The White House later announced there were no public events on Trump’s schedule for Saturday.
Sean Conley, the president’s physician, said in a statement before the trip to Walter Reed that Trump was “fatigued but in good spirits.“
In a memo released by the White House, Conley said that the president had completed an infusion of monoclonal antibodies produced by Regeneron, and was taking other medication, including aspirin, zinc and vitamin D. It made no mention of hydroxychloroquine, the anti-malarial that Trump frequently promoted — and took himself for two weeks as a precautionary measure earlier this year.
This seems excessive to me, but I guess maybe they want people to panic a little bit.
When Trump emerges, he will be like the savior reborn.
His survival of the deadly virus, which has killed over 700 million zillion bajillion people and is expected to wipe out all life on earth by next Thursday, will be seen as a mandate from Heaven.