Donald Trump Breaks Silence in New Video After COVID-19 Diagnosis

by Hunter Miller
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Donald Trump is speaking out after his COVID-19 diagnosis. The President took to social media later in the day on Friday to release a video addressing the country.

In the brief 18-second clip, Donald Trump explains that he plans to go to the Walter Reed Hospital. However, he says he does not feel particularly unwell.

“I want to thank everybody for the tremendous support,” he said. “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.”

Earlier on Friday morning, President Trump revealed that he tested positive for the coronavirus. He then took to Twitter to share the news. “Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19,” he wrote. “We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!”

Physician Reveals Donald Trump COVID-19 Medical Treatment Plan

Earlier in the day on Friday, the President’s physician released a statement explaining the treatments that he plans to administer to Trump.

“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 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.” 

“As of this afternoon the President remains fatigued but in good spirits. He’s being evaluated by a team of experts, and together we will be making recommendations to the President and First Lady in regards to next best steps.”

“First Lady Melania Trump remains well with only a mild cough and headache, and the remainder of the First Family are well and tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 today.”

In addition to President Trump, his wife, First lady Melania Trump, also contracted the virus. Read what Melania also posted on social media here.