Although President Donald Trump tested positive for the coronavirus less than a week ago, he returned to the Oval Office on Wednesday afternoon and posted a video declaring that he was cured from the experimental antibody-drug cocktail he was given .
“It wasn’t a therapeutic agent for me. It just made me better. I call it a cure,” Trump said in a five-minute video that he tweeted out of himself as he stood in front of the oval. The video showed Trump, his skin looked darker than it did during his hospital stay, spoke quickly and his voice sounded nervous.
Trump seemed to take note for the first time since his diagnosis was published that the care he had received was different from that of the public.
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“If you’re in the hospital and you’re feeling really bad I think we’re going to work on it so that you can get them, you’ll get them free. And especially if you’re a senior, we have hundreds of thousands of doses that are almost ready “he said before dropping the” I think “qualifier later in the video.
“I want to bring you what I have and I’ll do it for free,” he said, adding, “we’ll take it to the hospital as soon as you can, as soon as we can.” with “military” for distribution. He ended the message by saying, “Good luck.”
A source tells NBC News that it’s impossible to know if it was Regeneron’s antibody cocktail or the combination of all drugs that Trump was treated with, which made the president feel better.
Regeneron has announced that it will soon have 50,000 cans of the cocktail and 300,000 cans in the next few months.
A senior administrative official told NBC News Trump that he had gone to the Oval Office to find out about the Hurricane Delta and the business cycle talks. White House chief of staff Mark Meadows and social media director Dan Scavino were the only staff members in the oval, the official said.
“Just got up on the Hurricane Delta and spoke to @GovAbbott from Texas and @LouisianaGov John Bel Edwards. Please follow instructions from your state and local officials. We work very closely with them – please be prepared, be careful and be sure!” Trump tweeted after the meeting.
His presence in the office was overturned by the sight of a Marine guard standing outside. The guard was not wearing a mask.
The trip came as a surprise for several reasons: Trump was being treated for Covid-19, and officials said he wasn’t diagnosed until late Thursday. That means he is still considered contagious according to his administration’s guidelines.
The Oval Office is across from the White House residence where Trump has been since his release from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Monday. This means that the contagious president walked across the property to get there, but only through the west wing through the outside doors of the office.
The President did not have to travel as the east wing, where the residence is located, has an office.
Meadows said earlier Wednesday that Trump “wanted to go into the oval yesterday. If he chooses the oval, we have security protocols. “He did not describe what these protocols are.
The White House was badly hit by the virus last week as top aides Hope Hicks and Stephen Miller, as well as press secretary Kayleigh McEnany, numerous press representatives and White House employees tested positive for the corona virus.
Prior to the video, the president had not been seen publicly since returning from the hospital to the White House Monday night, and Trump’s doctors were under surveillance for revealing details of his condition.
The White House Doctor, Dr. Sean Conley, wrote in a memo released by the White House on Wednesday morning quoting Trump as saying, “I feel great!”
“His physical exam and vital signs, including oxygen saturation and breathing rate, all remain stable and within normal ranges. He has been fever-free for over 4 days, symptom-free for over 24 hours, and has not needed or received any additional oxygen since the first hospital stay, ”Conley wrote.
The White House did not release when Trump’s last negative test was before he announced he was positive for the virus late last week. Doctors also haven’t revealed details of his lung scans and haven’t said if he’s still on the steroid treatment dexamethasone.
On Monday, Conley said the doctors would not know until after this weekend whether Trump was “out of the woods”.