President Trump moved to hospital for COVID

Posted at 7:07 PM, Oct 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-02 21:07:49-04

The White House said President Trump will spend several days receiving treatment at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center after he and the First Lady tested positive for the coronavirus.

He walked out of the White House on his own to board Marine One that then flew him to Walter Reed. He gave a little wave but did not talk to reporters.

The White House described the move to the hospital as precautionary and not the product of an urgent deterioration in the president's condition.

The Covid diagnosis came after one of the President's closest aides, Hope Hicks, tested positive for the virus Wednesday. The President tweeting just last night that he and the first lady tested positive for Covid-19.

Earlier in the afternoon, Mr. Trump's physician wrote in a memo he "remains fatigued but in good spirits." and is being evaluated by a team of experts.

The President's physician said he has been given a Regeneron antibody cocktail. We will continue to update you on the President's condition as we get new information.