Monday evening, President Donald J. Trump (R), still battling COVID-19, left Walter Reed Hospital for a return to the White House.
“I just left Walter Reed after receiving incredible care and I’m feeling really good!,” Pres. Trump said in a statement. “In fact, I feel better than I did 20 years ago.”
Trump urged Americans to face their fears of COVID and not to be afraid.
“I’m telling you: Don’t be afraid of Covid. Don’t let it dominate your life!” the President stated. “This is the greatest country in the world, and under the Trump Administration, we have developed some really great drugs and knowledge. WE WILL BEAT THIS, TOGETHER!”
“The love and support from Americans from all over the world has been incredible and is something I’ll never forget,” Trump said. “When I saw many great Patriots outside of the hospital supporting me, I knew I had to drive by and thank them! Now, I am fired up and ready to KEEP FIGHTING FOR YOU! This is the FINAL STRETCH of the Election and we can’t take any days off.”
The November general election is just 28 days away and the President still has a campaign to finish.
“We have come a long way these past three and a half years, but we’re not done yet,” Trump continued.
Important steps need to be taken if we’re going to Make America Great Again, and the only way to do that is if we WIN FOUR MORE YEARS.”
The President learned he was coronavirus positive late Thursday. In the President’s case, COVID-19 developed rapidly. The President felt fatigued and his blood oxygen levels dropped twice over the weekend leading to doctors providing him with supplemental oxygen. He has been treated with an experimental antibody regime, the experimental anti-viral Remdesivir, the steroid dexamethasone, and Pepcid.
“In response to transient low oxygen levels … we did initiate dexamethasone therapy, and he received his first dose of that yesterday,” said Dr. Brian Garibaldi during a press briefing outside the hospital. “Our plan is to continue that for the time being.”
The president is receiving that treatment in addition to a course of Remdesivir, an experimental but promising antiviral drug.
Dexamethasone is a widely available steroid commonly used to treat everything from edema to eye inflammation to autoimmune diseases and cancers including leukemia, lymphoma and multiple myeloma.
Trump National Victory Finance Committee member and Trump Team Member former State Rep. Perry O Hooper Jr. said, “Nothing can stop President Trump from working for America. He is Relentless! He is also the toughest President ever. He left the hospital to surprise Patriots that were outside the hospital waving American Flags and Trump Flags.”
To this point, 215,039 Americans have died from the COVID-19 global pandemic and the virus continues to spread across the country. The White House has prioritized research into developing a coronavirus vaccine and four companies are in the final stage of human trials on the new vaccine.