US President Donald Trump has been flown to the Walter Reed hospital less than 24 hours after testing positive for coronavirus. This came as a necessary precaution by the White House.
The White House said the decision to transport him to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center was taken “out of an abundance of caution”.
Mr Trump developed a fever early on Friday after he and First Lady Melania Trump had tested positive for Covid-19.According to the The White House, President Trump said he was feeling “fatigued but in good spirits” and was experiencing mild symptoms.
How did president Trump look on Friday?
While putting on a mask and suit, Mr Trump walked out across the White House lawn on Friday afternoon to his helicopter, Marine One, for the short trip to hospital.He waved to some family and staff and gave a thumbs-up to reporters before boarding Marine one. He did not say a word.In a video posted to Twitter, Mr Trump thanked everyone for their support:He said,
“I want to thank everybody for the tremendous support. I’m going to Walter Reed hospital. 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.”