President Donald Trump’s doctor at Walter Reed Medical Center, Sean Conley, said during a press conference that the president is “doing very well,” and that his already mild symptoms are dissipating.
“This morning the president is doing very well,” Conley said Saturday morning before introducing the team of doctors who are monitoring the president and providing his care. Conley added that Trump had mild symptoms including a slight cough, nasal congestion, and feeling “run down.” Conley later added that Trump had a fever Thursday night and into Friday morning but that he had been “fever free for over 24 hours.”
Conley also noted — multiple times — that Trump is not on oxygen at this time, though he was asked repeatedly if the president had been on oxygen previously, as reporters speculated Friday when he walked to Marine One to be flown to Walter Reed Hospital. Conley said Trump had not been on oxygen on Thursday or Friday either.
Dr. Sean Dooley addressed reporters by saying Trump is being monitored for any complications from the coronavirus or from the treatments has been prescribed and that at no time has he had difficulty breathing. Dooley added that Trump has been in “exceptionally good spirits” and told his team of doctors: “I feel like I could walk out of here today.”
Another doctor who spoke at the briefing said that since Trump is feeling well, he has been encouraged to eat, drink, and stay active, including completing his work as president.
Asked about first lady Melania Trump, Conley said she was doing very well and showing no reason to be hospitalized. Asked why Trump was taken to Walter Reed, Conley responded: “Because he’s the president of the United States.”
Further, Conley said that Trump’s vital signs, such as heart rate and blood pressure, were well within normal range. He added that Trump’s risk factors for COVID-19 were that he was 74, male, and slightly overweight, but that he was doing well.
As The Daily Wire previously reported, Trump was transported to Walter Reed Friday evening to be monitored the next few days out of an abundance of caution.
“President Trump remains in good spirts, has mild symptoms, and has been working throughout the day,” Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said in a statement on Friday. “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.”
Conley released his own statement Friday explaining what treatments were being provided to the president.
“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,” Conley said. “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.”
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