BETHESDA, Md. (AP/WJZ) — The White House said Friday President Donald Trump will spend a “few days” at a military hospital on the advice of his physicians after contracting COVID-19.
President Trump departed the White House by helicopter early Friday evening for Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.READ MORE: FDA, CDC Recommend ‘Pause’ For Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Over Clot Reports
The White House said that the visit is precautionary and that President Trump will work from the hospital’s presidential suite, which is equipped to allow him to continue his official duties.
When President Trump walked out of the White House, he was wearing a mask and gave a thumbs-up to reporters.
He also released a video on Twitter, saying, “I think I’m doing very well, but we’re going to make sure that things work out.”
White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said that President Trump “remains in good spirits, has mild symptoms, and has been working throughout the day.”
Dozens of people gathered outside of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center after they learned of President Trump’s arrival.
WJZ Investigator Mike Hellgren spoke with one woman who brought her prayer card.READ MORE: Maryland Directs All Vaccine Providers To Pause Johnson & Johnson Shot In Light Of Clot Reports
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Shortly before the president departed for the hospital, his personal physician, Dr. Sean Conley, said in a memo issued by the White House that he had received an experimental antibody cocktail.
Earlier Friday, the White House said President Trump remains “fatigued” and had been injected with an experimental antibody drug combination for the virus that has killed more than 205,000 Americans and spread to the highest reaches of the U.S. government.MORE NEWS: 16-Year-Old Armed With Airsoft Gun, Knife Killed In Trooper-Involved Shooting, Maryland State Police Say
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