President Trump posted a video to Twitter on Friday night before heading to Walter Reed Hospital as a precaution.
In the video, he thanks the American people for their support and says that he is feeling OK.
It was a smart move for him to address the issue so directly.
FOX News reports:
Trump delivers video message saying he thinks he is ‘doing very well,’ after testing positive for coronavirus
President Trump thanked Americans for their “tremendous support” and said he is “doing very well” in a pre-recorded video he tweeted out Friday as he was being flown by Marine One to Walter Reed Military Medical Center where he will be treated for mild symptoms after testing positive for the COVID-19.
The president’s message was upbeat, though his tone was more subdued than usual in the video, which is believed to have been shot just before he was transferred to Walter Reed “out of an abundance of caution,” according to the White House.
“I want to thank everybody for the tremendous support,” Trump said. “I am going to Walter Reed Hospital.”
“I think I’m doing very well, but we’re going to make sure that things work out,” Trump said. “The first lady is doing very well.”
He added: “So thank you very much. I appreciate it. I will never forget. Thank you.”
See the video below:
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 2, 2020
Trump gave a thumbs up as he departed for Walter Reed:
— WLWT (@WLWT) October 2, 2020
We will keep you updated as we learn more.