BREAKING NEWS: Melania Trump’s chief of staff says the First Lady is ‘doing well’, resting and keeping in constant contact with her husband in Walter Reed after she tested positive for COVID
- First Lady Melania Trump is reportedly ‘doing well’ following her COVID-19 diagnosis early Friday
- ‘Mrs. Trump is doing well. Her symptoms have not worsened and she continues to rest,’ Melania’s chief of staff Stephanie Grisham shared with DailyMail.com
- She is in touch with her husband Donald Trump who flew to the Walter Reed hospital in Bethesda, Maryland for treatment
- The president and his wife tested positive after top aid Hope Hicks was diagnosed with the contagious virus
First Lady Melania Trump is reportedly ‘doing well’ following her COVID-19 diagnosis early Friday.
‘Mrs. Trump is doing well. Her symptoms have not worsened and she continues to rest,’ Melania’s chief of staff Stephanie Grisham shared with DailyMail.com.
She is in touch with her husband Donald Trump as he’s undergoing treatment at the Walter Reed hospital in Bethesda, Maryland.
‘She is thinking of all who are ill and wishes them a speedy recovery,’ Grisham added.
First Lady Melania Trump is reportedly ‘doing well’ following her COVID-19 diagnosis early Friday. Pictured with Donald Trump at the presidential debate Tuesday evening
Early Friday, Trump announced that he and Melania tested positive for COVID-19 after top aide Hope Hicks tested positive for the contagious virus.
He tweeted Friday: ‘Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!’
By Friday evening the president was flown to Walter Reed hospital for a several days long stay to undergo treatment ‘out of an abundance of caution’ after reporting symptoms of fever, cough and congestion. He also reportedly was having ‘trouble breathing’.
A Trump advisor told CNN Friday that there was ‘reason for concern’ as the president’s symptoms were regarded as ‘serious’ but White House officials said there was no reason for the public to be worried.
Donald Trump pictured waving to reporters before boarding Marine One outside the White House to be taken to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center to be treated for COVID-19 Friday evening
On Friday night Donald Trump tweeted an upbeat message from the hospital saying: ‘Going welI, I think! Thank you to all. LOVE!!!’
The President’s physician said that he is ‘doing well’ and is undergoing a range of treatments including a polyclonal antibody cocktail made by Regeneron that is not available to the public, remdesivir – an ebola drug that has already been shown to work against the virus – and vitamin D.
He is also taking zinc, vitamin D, famotidine (the generic name for Pepcid AC), melatonin and daily aspirin.
White House Communications Director Alyssa Farah confirmed that Trump had not transferred power to Vice President Mike Pence, despite his hospitalization. ‘The president is in charge,’ she said.
Seven people have now tested positive for coronavirus, after attending Saturday’s Rose Garden event. They are 1: Donald Trump, 2: Melania Trump, 3: University of Notre Dame President John Jenkins, 4: Senator Mike Lee, 5: Senator Thom Tillis, 6: Kellyanne Conway, and Hope Hicks (not pictured)
Republicans on Capitol Hill vowed to press forward with the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett despite her coming into contact with President Donald Trump on Saturday
First lady Melania Trump, who tested positive for COVID-19 in results made public Thursday, was seated next to one of Barrett’s children
Pence is at the Naval Observatory where he lives. He tested negative for COVID on Friday morning.
Seven people who attended Amy Coney Barrett’s ceremonial nomination to the Supreme Court last Saturday on September 26 have now tested positive for COVID-19, giving rise to fears that it was a ‘super-spreader event’.
The event attracted around 100 people – many of them not wearing face masks; all sitting close to each other. Attendees were photographed hugging, shaking hands and chatting without face masks.
Donald Trump, his wife Melania, Hope Hicks, Kellyanne Conway, two senators – Mike Lee from Utah and Thom Tillis from North Carolina – plus the president of Notre Dame university, John Jenkins, have now all tested positive for COVID-19.
Just before Trump and Melania were diagnosed, White House aide Hope Hicks, who had traveled with the president this week, tested positive.