Less than 24 hours after President Donald Trump tweeted that he and First Lady Melania Trump had both tested positive for COVID-19, he was sent to Walter Reed Medical Center, the hospital that treats U.S. presidents.
Now, his son Eric has asked everyone to pray for his dad.
Keep scrolling to learn more.
Less than 24 hours ago Trump was taken to hospital.
via: TwitterAccording to The Washington Post, "Trump is struggling with a low-grade fever, a cough, and nasal congestion, among other symptoms." Press secretary Kayleigh McEnany told the press, "President Trump remains in good spirits, has mild symptoms, and has been working throughout the day. 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." As of now, the diagnosis has meant that Trump's campaigning is on pause and his events scheduled around the country have been cancelled.
Since the news broke last night that Donald and Melania Trump have tested positive for coronavirus...
via: GettyPeople have had a lot to say. Of course, some have been digging up the past, while others have been sending him well wishes.
But there's actually a huge concern surrounding the president and his most recent diagnosis...
via: GettyBecause according to experts, his risk of death is now very high.
Melania has given us an update on the President's health and it has shocked everyone.
via: GettyKeep scrolling to see exactly what she had to say.
Now, it was only a few days ago that Trump took part in the first presidential debate.
via: GettyTrump V Biden was never going to be a civilized affair, but the scenes that unfolded last night were nothing short of brutal.
Tensions between the candidates have been bubbling for some time now...
via: GettyAnd, earlier this week, it seemed that their mutual feelings of resentment finally reached a boiling point.
And, in a moment many weren't expecting...
via: GettyBiden suddenly lashed out at President Trump when he continued to speak over him.
While many have criticized Biden for his unprofessionalism...
@MSNBC Finally someone said to Trump what I’ve wanted to say to him for the last four years!— Doremus Jessup (@Doremus Jessup)1601429358.0
There were many eye-opening moments from the ninety-minute debate.
via: GettyFor example...
The president was grilled on the newly surfaced allegations regarding his income tax.
via: GettyAsked if it was true that he paid just $750 in income tax in 2016, as reported by The New York Times last week, Trump said, without hesitation: "I paid millions of dollars in taxes, of income tax." Biden used this opportunity to ask for evidence of these tax payments, adding that Trump "takes advantage of the tax code."
Trump was also asked to condemn white supremacist groups...
via: GettyBut instead chose to focus on the left. He said: "Sure I'm willing to do that, but almost everything I see is from the left-wing. I'm willing to do anything. I want to see peace." And, when asked to give this group of people a name, he responded with "Proud Boys." Proud Boys, a neo-Nazi organization, appeared to use Trump's "stand back, stand by" call in a new logo posted on Telegram shortly after the debate.
The president did provide some good news with regards to a coronavirus vaccine, however.
via: GettyWhen Biden pointed out that 200,000 Americans have died during the pandemic as a result of the President's "lack of plan", Trump retaliated by insisting that "millions would have died if Biden was in charge." He then added that the US is "weeks away" from a vaccine, and his administration had done a "great job."
Biden's son, Hunter, was then dragged back into the firing line.
via: GettyThe President brought up Biden's son, claiming the mayor of Moscow's wife gave him millions of dollars and raising questions over his links with Ukraine. He also mentioned Hunter's drug problems.
Clearly, his words about Hunter hit a nerve with Biden.
Beau Biden was not a loser. https://t.co/hwzlZrjh75— Joe Biden (@Joe Biden)1601432460.0
The insults continued to flow.
via: Getty"Everything he's saying here is simply a lie, everybody knows he's a liar," Biden said during an exchange about healthcare. He also called Trump "the worst president this country has ever had."
And, of course, President Trump didn't take them quietly.
via: GettyNot to be outdone, Trump got in plenty of digs as well, firing at his opponent: "There's nothing smart about you Joe. Forty-seven years, you've done nothing."
But, out of their many valiant attempts to slander one another...
via: GettyThere was one moment that stood out amongst the rest.
Now, not everyone was too impressed...
@chrislhayes @NicolleDWallace Yes that made me cringe! So unprofessional...where was the question that @JoeBiden was going to like?— Aleta Devaney (@Aleta Devaney)1601435113.0
However, on the other hand...
@kurtbardella @JoeBiden @realDonaldTrump I apologize. I don't know the question. Just hearing Joe say those words made my fukin night.— CEH (@CEH)1601442062.0
Because, as you may have already heard...
via: GettyBiden actually told the president to "shut up."
Yep, it's something many dream of doing one day.
Will you shut up, man? - Joe Biden, speaking for nearly the entire world— ▹ 𝚁𝚘𝚡𝚢 (@▹ 𝚁𝚘𝚡𝚢)1601451569.0
But now, news has come in that could put Trump's future leadership in jeopardy.
via: GettyIt has been confirmed that the President and his First Lady have been infected with the virus that has already killed 208,000 Americans and devastated the economy.
Trump tweeted this last night...It has also been confirmed that the president has mild symptoms of the virus too.
They are now self-isolating...
@realDonaldTrump @FLOTUS We have your back President Trump!!! Get well soon 🇺🇸— oregon4TRUMP (@oregon4TRUMP)1601614527.0
@realDonaldTrump @FLOTUS Another First for President Trump. When he and the First Lady recover, it will take the s… https://t.co/pn6U89BPTr— twk_5 (@twk_5)1601629709.0
@realDonaldTrump @FLOTUS Regardless of your political allegiances, social beliefs etc, all you can say at this time… https://t.co/XhNgBEDy7h— amaechi123 (@amaechi123)1601619831.0
@realDonaldTrump @FLOTUS Please don’t drink bleach. 🙏🏼 Stay safe.— sameera khan (@sameera khan)1601627257.0
But on the other hand, lots of angry and spiteful messages have been thrown at the pair following their diagnosis.
@realDonaldTrump @FLOTUS I just can’t be sad. 200,000 Americans have died and he hasn’t shed one tear. That’s 67 9/… https://t.co/jY0xtfdE63— Keller Keller (@Keller Keller)1601615591.0
@realDonaldTrump @FLOTUS Now it’s “WE” will get through this together? Wasn’t it “them” and “us”, red and blue, jus… https://t.co/g14SaslUlA— 𝓢𝓱𝓮𝓵𝓵𝔂 𝕨𝕖𝕒𝕣𝕤 𝕒 𝕞𝕒𝕤𝕜 😷 (@𝓢𝓱𝓮𝓵𝓵𝔂 𝕨𝕖𝕒𝕣𝕤 𝕒 𝕞𝕒𝕤𝕜 😷)1601625335.0
@realDonaldTrump @FLOTUS Lets go @TheSimpsons. Y’all aint never lied https://t.co/GcW1Gbbln1— The Groomer D (@The Groomer D)1601615359.0
@TheRightMelissa @realDonaldTrump @FLOTUS I don't wish him death. But isn't it ironic that he's the one who tried t… https://t.co/X4VwLouACQ— Lili 325 Balfour 🙏🐕🚴📈 👩🍳 (@Lili 325 Balfour 🙏🐕🚴📈 👩🍳)1601615616.0
@realDonaldTrump @FLOTUS Trump testing positive is yet another reminder of why Joe Biden has been conducting such a… https://t.co/nriKmXESUq— MURRAY🧢🇺🇸 (@MURRAY🧢🇺🇸)1601615435.0
Even though the virus has a fairly steady survival rate...
via: GettySeventy-four-year-old President Trump is actually in the high-risk category.
The statistics speak for themselves.
via: GettyAccording to CDC statistics, patients between the ages of sixty-five and seventy-four are 5 times more likely to be hospitalized with COVID-19 than someone aged eighteen to twenty-nine.
This means that patients of Trump's age have ninety times greater chance of death than others...
via: GettyWhich isn't at all good news for the President.
But the First Lady's recent update on the situation has given people some hope.
via: GettyA few hours ago, she tweeted from her official FLOTUS account telling us all that she and her husband are both in "good health."
Here's the official post:
As too many Americans have done this year, @potus & I are quarantining at home after testing positive for COVID-19.… https://t.co/lwtgNuHAR1— Melania Trump (@Melania Trump)1601616449.0
Following the huge news.Trump's son, Eric, spoke out, asking people to pray for his dad.
More specifically Eric Trump said:
.@RealDonaldTrump is a true warrior. He will fight through this with the same strength and conviction that he uses… https://t.co/9XSczsgSpU— Eric Trump (@Eric Trump)1601675688.0
Donald Trump is a true warrior. He will fight through this with the same strength and conviction that he uses to fight for America each and every day.
But that wasn't all.
Warrior!!! https://t.co/Vj5ORRWUHb— Eric Trump (@Eric Trump)1601679013.0
I ask you to join me in praying for his recovery. I have never been more proud of someone and what they have had to endure.
Trump's daughter Ivanka also tweeted him.
You are a warrior and will beat this. I love you dad. ❤️ https://t.co/Y7feCvr2lW— Ivanka Trump (@Ivanka Trump)1601679709.0
You are a warrior and will beat this.
Ivanka also shared an other tweet wishing a full recovery for her father.
Praying for the swift recovery of my father and Melania and for all those impacted by COVID-19. As they fight this… https://t.co/OddhFjQK8H— Ivanka Trump (@Ivanka Trump)1601643783.0
Praying for the swift recovery of my father and Melania and for all those impacted by COVID-1. They fight this together, the President will continue to fight for the people of this great country.
We wish the President and the First Lady a speedy recovery.
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