Trump Has Flown To Hospital After Covid-19 Positive Test

Source: BBC

A feverish US President Donald Trump has been flown to hospital after testing positive for Covid.

The White House said the president was “fatigued however good spirits” and was taken to hospital a precaution.

Mr. Trump received an experimental drug cocktail injection at the White House after he and First Lady Melania Trump both tested positive for Covid-19.

It is a possible setback as he trails Democratic challenger Joe Biden a month prior to the presidential election.

How Did The President Look On Friday?

Wearing a mask and suit, Mr. Trump walked out across the White House lawn on Friday evening to his helicopter, Marine One, for the short flight to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in the Washington DC suburbs.

He waved and gave a go-ahead to reporters yet said nothing before boarding the aircraft.

In a video posted on Twitter, Mr. Trump stated: “I believe I’m doing quite well. Yet, we will ensure that things work out. The first lady is doing well overall. So thank you very much.”

The president’s kids, Ivanka and Eric, retweeted his post, commending him as a “warrior”. Ms. Trump added: “I love you dad.”

Mr. Trump was admitted to the presidential suite at Walter Reed, which is the place US presidents usually have their annual check-up.

Shortly before midnight, he tweeted again: “Working out positively, Thank you to all. LOVE!!!”

Related Article: Trump, First Woman Test Positive For COVID-19

What Is The White House Saying?

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said in a statement: “President Trump remains in good spirits, has mild indications, and has been working for the duration of the day.

“Out of an abundance of caution, and at the recommendation of his physician and medical specialists, the president will be working from the presidential offices at Walter Reed for the following not many days.

“President Trump appreciates the outpouring of support for both he and the first lady.”

Mr. Trump’s symptoms include a low-grade fever, according to the BBC’s US partner CBS News.

White House communications director Alyssa Farah said the president had not moved his forces to Vice-President Mike Pence.

“The president is in charge,” she said.

Yet, he pulled out of a video conference call with vulnerable seniors scheduled for Friday, leaving Mr. Pence to chair the meeting.

Under the US constitution, if Mr. Trump did become too ill to carry out his duties, he could hand over his powers to the vice-president temporarily.

That means Mr. Pence – who tested negative for Covid-19 on Friday – would become acting president until Mr. Trump was fit again and could continue work.

This news is originally posted on BBC.COM

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