White House: Trump flown to Walter Reed out of 'abundance of caution'

FOX NEWS - Oct 2, 2020 -

Brooke Singman

The president, Melania Trump test positive for COVID-19

President Trump is being transferred to Walter Reed Military Medical Center "out of an abundance of caution," the White House said Friday, after testing positive for COVID-19 and experiencing "mild symptoms."

"President Trump remains in good spirits, has mild symptoms, and has been working throughout the day," White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said in a statement 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," she said. "President Trump appreciates the outpouring of support for both he and the First Lady."

Trump announced early Friday that both he and first lady Melania Trump had tested positive for COVID-19 and will quarantine at the White House, sending shockwaves through the political universe and leading to an outpouring of support for the first family.


Both the president and the first lady are experiencing mild symptoms of the novel coronavirus, the White House said.

McEnany said Trump “learned of his positive test last night” and “within an hour we put out that information to the American people.”

White House chief of staff Mark Meadows said Friday that President Trump is experiencing “mild symptoms” of COVID-19 after the president and first lady Melania Trump tested positive for the novel coronavirus.



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