Amid conflicting messages surrounding Trump's health, it has just been confirmed that the President will be discharged from the hospital later today.
And, upon the news, the President has been spotted looking a little less than well...
We were first given the shocking news of Trump's diagnosis on Friday, October 2nd.It was confirmed that the President and the First Lady, Melania Trump, had been diagnosed with the virus that has already killed over 208,000 Americans.
Trump tweeted this...Though, at this time, he didn't give any further details regarding his and Melania's symptoms.
Immediately after his diagnosis, the President went into self-isolation.
And floods of well-wishes for him and the First lady began pouring in from all around the world.
@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 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
It's been a divisive topic, to say the least.But many people were, quite rightfully, feeling concerned about Trump's chances of surviving the deadly virus.
Because even though the virus has a fairly steady survival rate...Seventy-four-year-old President Trump is actually in the high-risk category.
The statistics speak for themselves.According 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...Which isn't at all good news for the President.
However, Melania put many minds to rest.
Last week, shortly after their diagnosis, she tweeted this: "As too many Americans have done this year, @potus & I are quarantining at home after testing positive for COVID-19. We are feeling good & I have postponed all upcoming engagements. Please be sure you are staying safe & we will all get through this together."
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
And, shortly after this, the White House put many worries to rest.Mark Meadows, the White House Chief of Staff, spoke at a live press conference today where he stated that he is "optimistic the President will have a very quick and speedy recovery."
Meadows explained that the White House's core staff have all been tested for the virus...And said that the President was "energetic" and in "good spirits", adding that he was "staying committed to working very hard on behalf of the American people" Apparently, the first question Trump asked him after his diagnosis was "how's the economy doing?"
Meadows refused to comment on what treatment the Trumps are receiving.But he added that Americans "can rest assured that we have a president that is not only on the job" but "will remain on the job."
However, Meadows may have spoken too soon.Because, shortly after his statement, it was reported that the President had been admitted to the hospital.
On Friday, Trump was transported to Walter Reed National Military Medical Centre.This came after he received a cocktail of drugs as a "precautionary measure."
However, he gave off the impression that he was extremely unaffected by the virus.Over the weekend, Trump gave a video update from the hospital, in which he praised the "incredible" Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, and revealed that he had "met some of the soldiers" and was planning a "surprise" visit.
He was even snapped leaving the hospital in the back of a heavily-guarded car...And could even be seen waving to his fans and supporters.
Of course, many were outraged by the pictures.
Shouldn't he be self-isolating for fourteen days?" "Isn't he putting his driver and his staff at risk of catching the virus?" "What is he doing?"
The face of utter stupidity! #trump #TrumpCovid #TrumpCovid19 https://t.co/jN59v7uN9F— Jon Horner 🇬🇧 🇪🇺 🇺🇳 (@Jon Horner 🇬🇧 🇪🇺 🇺🇳)1601885492.0
Anyway, many took the photos as confirmation that the President wasn't affected by the virus at all...But his doctor has a totally different story to tell.
On Sunday, Dr. Conley and the rest of Trump's medical team briefed reporters on the President's condition...And they gave some pretty worrying details as to how unwell Trump really was.
Conley implied that Trump was given oxygen at the start of his diagnosis.He said: "The President was first diagnosed with COVID-19 on the evening of Thursday, October 1st and had received Regeneron's antibody cocktail on Friday, October 2nd." He then added that Trump is not on oxygen "right now," but repeatedly ignored reporters' questions as to whether he was on oxygen earlier.
Conley also said that Trump's symptoms were mild...Nasal congestion, cough, temperature, and lethargy.
But evidently, these symptoms haven't been deemed as too serious...He has been discharged from hospital.
The president tweeted this."I will be leaving the great Walter Reed Medical Center today at 6:30 P.M. Feeling really good! Don’t be afraid of Covid. Don’t let it dominate your life. We have developed, under the Trump Administration, some really great drugs & knowledge. I feel better than I did 20 years ago!" But a recent video has surfaced which casts doubt on these claims...
Trump looks sick to me. He looks like a fish out of water. Barely breathing, the steroids are giving him a false impression of wellness.— And The Tweet Goes On (@And The Tweet Goes On)1601941136.0
Just watched Trump hospital video a second time. His breathing is clearly labored. He seems to be leaning on table… https://t.co/E2Aj44iYPh— Gabriel Sherman (@Gabriel Sherman)1601768486.0
Trump adviser said there is reason for concern about Trump's health tonight. "This is serious," the source said.… https://t.co/t3T5cS9pm0— Jim Acosta (@Jim Acosta)1601682794.0
I watched the video of Trump on the balcony. Here is what I saw: -Extra-respiratory muscles to breathe. -Visible… https://t.co/VRSX6U7oXQ— JaneDoeMD (@JaneDoeMD)1601960861.0
How Trump was breathing on the White House steps just now https://t.co/icFbz59umg— Matthew A. Cherry (@Matthew A. Cherry)1601945550.0
Proving that we’ve lost all concept of accuracy in reporting...I just read back to back reports by national media.… https://t.co/MZbtHBcMlU— Adam Housley (@Adam Housley)1601688447.0
Source close to the WH confirmed Trump has received supplemental oxygen Friday. Trump “definitely has had oxygen,”… https://t.co/6XlbJc0WQF— Jim Acosta (@Jim Acosta)1601748342.0
BREAKING: It’s being reported that Trump is having trouble breathing at Walter Reed Hospital. Please Republicans… https://t.co/Fsd1lUB50j— Mrs. Krassenstein (@Mrs. Krassenstein)1601684441.0
Trump’s breathing looks like a python swallowing a goat.— Josh Gondelman (@Josh Gondelman)1601941938.0
The video of Trump on the balcony clearly shows he is having problems breathing!— REDDOG (@REDDOG)1601940341.0
Watch the video and judge for yourself...
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Trump climbs a few steps to the White House, takes off his mask and then is visibly gasping and having diffulty bre… https://t.co/7KR9QGg1gT— Amee Vanderpool (@Amee Vanderpool)1601942537.0