- President Donald Trump’s chief doctor said in an update on Saturday that he was “cautiously optimistic” but that the president was “not out of the woods yet”.
- Earlier that evening, Trump tweeted a long video briefing Americans of his condition, saying he hoped “to be back soon” but that the coming days would be “the real test”.
- Late on Saturday night, the White House also released two photos showing Trump “working on Walter Reed.”
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The final assessment came from Navy Commander Dr. Sean Conley. He reported that during the day Trump got up in his medical suite and did business.
Conley added that Trump completed his second dose of the antiviral drug remdesivir “without complications”.
He said Trump “remains fever-free and without additional oxygen.” Earlier that day, Conley had tried to dodge reporters’ questions about whether Trump had been given supplemental oxygen – media later reported that he had received it on Friday before joining Walter Reed.
Medical experts say the disease caused by the COVID-19 virus can become more dangerous as the body reacts to the infection over time.
Trump is expected to stay at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for a few more days.
On Saturday night, Trump tweeted a lengthy video keeping Americans informed of his condition, saying he hoped “to be back soon” but the days ahead would be “the real test”.
Trump, who looked paler than usual but appeared to speak and breathe well, said in the video he was “starting to feel good” despite acknowledging that he “didn’t feel so good” when he arrived at the hospital.
“I feel a lot better now. We’re working hard to get me back. I have to be back because we still have to make America great,” he said.
Late on Saturday night, the White House also released two photos showing Trump “working on Walter Reed.”