WASHINGTON – President Trump made a “television visit” of sorts on Fox News Friday night, his first on-camera interview since being hospitalized with coronavirus, admitting that he “didn’t feel like the President of the United States is feeling should. ”
The Commander in Chief was interviewed during a taped “medical examination” with Dr. Mark Siegel, a Fox News employee, shared his experience with the virus.
“What were your two main symptoms?” Siegel asked the President.
“I didn’t feel strong, didn’t feel really strong. I didn’t have a breathing problem, which many people have, I didn’t have a problem with it, ”said Trump of his hospital stay at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
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It was the president’s first television interview since he was diagnosed with COVID-19 exactly a week ago.
Trump spoke for the first time in detail about his four-day stay with Walter Reed, describing that he had a “sore throat” and felt tired. He attributed early action to his speedy recovery.
The commander in chief said he was no longer taking any medication after being treated with an experimental cocktail of drugs like Regeneron, which are not yet approved for widespread use, but vowed to make them available to the American people.
Siegel pressed the president on scans of his lungs done by doctors – the results of which were never published.
“They tested the lungs,” said Trump. They tested the lungs. You have incredible equipment at Walter Reed. In fact, they said, “No, you can put your jacket on.” I said, “I’ll take it off anyway if you want.”
“At first it had a bit of overload, but in the end it was tested well and every day it got better,” he continued without going into detail.
On Thursday evening, the White House doctor, Dr. Sean Conley, the President has completed his treatment and cleared him to return to his public duties.
The commander-in-chief, eager to go back on the campaign trail, has since announced a law and order speech to a crowd on the South Lawn of the White House and a comeback rally in Florida.
Siegel, 64, is an adjunct professor of medicine at NYU’s Langone Medical Center and has not treated the president throughout his coronavirus ordeal.
The doctor, who makes a medical contribution to Fox News, has also been criticized for his remarks about the pandemic after claiming in March that there was “no reason to believe that this is actually more problematic or deadly than influenza”.
Siegel also named the World Health Organization – a UN agency that has since been convicted of failing to tackle the causes of the plague in Wuhan, China – a group of “alarmists” and “saber-rattles.”
Siegel asked Trump where he caught the virus after traveling the country for a week. On the previous Friday, Dr. Anthony Fauci, head of the government’s coronavirus task force, called Trump’s approval of Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court nominee a “super-spreader event.”
“You had some big events in the White House. I’m not sure, ”said the President.