Trump’s Doctor: President is ‘Doing Very Well’ from Coronavirus Treatment
Trump tweeted from the hospital earlier saying things are 'going well'
President Donald Trump's physician said he has completed his first dose of remdesivir therapy and is “resting comfortably.”
Trump tweeted from the hospital earlier saying things are “going well.”
“Going well, I think!” he tweeted.
“Thank you to all. LOVE!!!”
The anti-viral therapy, which is still undergoing clinical trials, is showing success in reducing deaths in severe coronavirus patients.
But its capability in treating less-severe cases is still being studied.
“This evening I am happy to report that the president is doing very well,” said the doctor, Navy Commander Sean P. Conley.
“He is not requiring any supplemental oxygen,” the doctor added.
House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy had tweeted an hour earlier that Trump was “strong” and “upbeat” while in the hospital.
“I just got off the phone with President Trump,” the House minority leader said in his tweet.
“He was upbeat and told me he appreciates all the prayers and support from everyone."
“Our president is strong and will beat the virus!”
Trump was admitted on Friday to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., “out of an abundance of caution,” the White House said.
“I’m going to Walter Reed hospital,” he said in a video message released before he checked in.
“I think I’m doing very well, but we’re going to make sure that things work out,” he said.
“The first lady is doing well,” he said of Melania Trump, who also contracted the virus.
“So thank you very much, I appreciate it, I will never forget it. Thank you.”
White House Physician Sean Conley said earlier this week he expected Trump to continue carrying out presidential duties without any disruption despite testing positive for COVID-19.
In a letter, U.S. Navy Commander Physician Conley wrote:
“Rest assured, I expect the President to continue carrying out his duties without disruption while recovering, and I will keep you updated on any future developments."
But leftist media outlets speculated about the succession of power, and whether Trump should remain on the ballot.