As It Happened: President Trump Transferred To Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

President Trump, who tested positive for COVID19 is on his way to Walter Reed Military Medical Center.

Photo: Pool

After the COVID19 diagnosis, president Trump is on his way to Walter Reed Military Medical Center. Marine One has arrived at the White House lawn to transfer the president to the military hospital. 

As President Trump departed the White House, he was walking energetically toward Marine One, wearing a navy blue suit. He waved at the press but did not stop to take any questions. 

According to the Press Secretary, President Trump will remain in the hospital for a few days for evaluations. 

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POTUS exited WH from Diplomatic Entrance at 6:16 pm
 
He gave a thumbs-up to the pool and a short wave. Did not stop to talk.
Navy suit and blue tie. Wearing a mask.
Walked normally on his own without any outward sign of trouble.
With Mark Meadows and a few others pool didn’t recognize.
 
Marine One lift off at 6:20 pm
 

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While Marine One was awaiting President Trump to exit the White House, he recorded a brief video message.

"I want to thank everybody for the tremendous support", Trump said at the beginning of his pre-recorded message. "I am going to Walter Reed hospital, I think I am doing very well, but I am going to make sure that the things work out", he added, reassuring the public that the First Lady, Melania Trump is "doing very well". President Trump closed his remarks by thanking everyone, promising to "never forget" the support he is getting. 

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The president arrived in Marine One at the Walter Reed Landing Zone at 6:29 PM.
 
He stepped down from the helicopter alone, wearing a black mask, and got into a black SUV. He was followed by a couple of aides, including WH chief of staff Mark Meadows. 
 
As the motorcade passed by the press pool, which was positioned across the street from the landing zone, the president -- seated on the right side of the vehicle -- waved at the press through the left window of the vehicle.
 
Pool did not see him enter Walter Reed. 
 
At 6:38 PM M1 departed the landing zone.

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So far, VP Mike Pence tested negative, but he will need to keep testing on a daily basis since it may take a few more days before he can be sure that he did not catch COVID19.  There is no movement in regard to a possible transfer of power, all decision-making and governing remain under President Trump, he will be working from presidential offices at the Walter Reed, per White House. President Trump remains in power. 

Joe Biden's campaign has confirmed that they are pulling all negative campaign ads. "This cannot be a partisan moment. It must be an American moment", Joe Biden said and added that "we have to come together as a nation". Former President Barack Obama made a statement wishing the First Family well. These both statements came after the long day of vile comments Biden supporters, including former WH officials, posted on Twitter, some even wishing President Trump to die. 

 

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A supplemental pool traveled to Walter Reed Military Medical Center in advance of the president's visit today. This information was not reportable until now.
 
We are awaiting the president.
 
President Trump arrived at the landing zone at xx time. 

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The White House has issued the following statement: 

Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany: President Trump remains in good spirits, has mild symptoms, and has been working throughout the day. Out of an abundance of caution, and at the recommendation of his physician and medical experts, the President will be working from the presidential offices at Walter Reed for the next few days. President Trump appreciates the outpouring of support for both he and the First Lady.
 

Earlier today, the President's Physician has issued a letter about the experimental treatment President Trump received, a single 8-gram dose of Regeneron’s polyclonal antibody cocktail.

I release the following information with the Permission of President Donald J. 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’ll 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."

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