Blog: Trump remains hard-at-work as he battles coronavirus at hospital

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CLEVELAND (WJW) — President Donald Trump is continuing to recover at Walter Reed Medical Center after being diagnosed with COVID-19 on Friday.

He and First Lady Melania Trump both announced they had the coronavirus. She is currently resting at home and said to be doing well.

Doctors on Sunday said President Trump could be discharged as early as Monday.

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  • 10 p.m. (WJW) — The White House released photos of President Donald Trump hard at work from the presidential suite of Walter Reed Medical Center on Sunday. The President participated in a phone call with Vice President Mike Pence, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley. Trump says he is starting to feel better and his doctors say he has made significant improvements since he was first diagnosed with coronavirus. He may be able to leave the hospital and return to the White House as early as Monday.
  • 7:30 p.m. (AP) — Joe Biden’s campaign says the Democratic presidential nominee tested negative for coronavirus Sunday. The results come five days after Biden spent more than 90 minutes on the debate stage with President Donald Trump. The president was diagnosed with COVID-19 days after the debate, and he remains hospitalized. Biden had two negative tests on Friday, as well. Biden is scheduled to travel Monday to Florida. His campaign said it will continue to observe public health guidelines on masks, social distancing and crowd sizes.
  • 4 p.m. (WJW) — President Donald Trump is thanking Americans for their support as he battles coronavirus. In a tweet Sunday Trump specifically thanked “all of the fans and supporters outside of the hospital.” Supporters had been gathering outside of Walter Reed Medical Center with signs and flags, cheering and shouting words of encouragement, since Trump was admitted on Friday.
  • 3:30 p.m. (AP): House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the doctors treating President Donald Trump for the coronavirus must provide trustworthy information to the public. Pelosi said Sunday on CBS’ “Face the Nation”: “We need to have trust that what they’re telling us about the President’s condition is real.” Her interview aired before the president’s medical team held a news conference at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, where he is receiving treatment. Pressed about the conflicting information he and the White House released the day before, Navy Cmdr. Dr. Sean Conley acknowledged Sunday that he had tried to present a rosy description of the president’s condition. The doctor also said Trump’s blood oxygen level dropped suddenly twice in recent days, but he “has continued to improve” since then. Pelosi says she’s worried that the information the doctors are relaying to the public “has to be approved by the president. That’s not very scientific.”
  • 11:50 a.m.: The president’s physician says President Donald Trump was treated with a steroid after a drop in oxygen levels on Saturday. Dr. Sean Conley said at a news conference on Sunday that he was given the steroid dexamethasone while he was hospitalized at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Conley said the president’s oxygen level had dropped down to 93% on Saturday. He says the president did not feel short of breath. He says the president’s medical team is hoping Trump will be up and about, out of bed and eating and drinking throughout the day.
  • 11:45 a.m.: His condition continues to improve. He hasn’t had a fever since Friday. Doctors say Thursday night into Friday morning, the president was doing well with mild symptoms. Late Friday morning, he had a high fever and oxygen was dipping below 94 percent. It was recommended he be given supplemental oxygen. His saturation levels did increase. He was taken to the hospital out of precaution. Hopes for discharge as early as tomorrow.
  • 11:15 a.m.: President Donald Trump’s doctors are set to brief the public on his condition late Sunday morning after he spent a second night hospitalized with COVID-19. Navy Cmdr. Dr. Sean Conley, the president’s physician, and the rest of his medical team are expected to provide an update on Trump’s treatment at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. The briefing is expected to begin at 11:30 am.
  • 10:30 a.m.: Trump’s physician is expected to give an update on the president’s condition Sunday at around 11 a.m.
  • 9:30 a.m. — Trump’s senior adviser, Steve Cortes, told Fox News’ Chris Wallace Sunday the president is “upbeat and assertive as ever” as he is treated for coronavirus. Cortes said the senior campaign staff spoke with him Saturday, Fox News reports. He said “this president is going to recover, we are highly confident of that.”
  • 8:00 a.m. — The Vatican is praying for President Trump, according to Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin. “We are sorry, we are following it,” Cardinal Parolin told CNN. “We pray for him and for all who are ill with Covid-19.”
  • 7:30 a.m. — President Trump took to Twitter Sunday morning to thank those who showed up outside Walter Reed to offer their support and well wishes as he battles COVID-19. “Thank you so much!” he wrote.

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