President Trump Being Admitted To Hospital ‘For A Few days’ After Testing Positive For Coronavirus

Fact checked

President Trump is being admitted to hospital, where he will remain ‘for a few days’ on the advice of doctors.

The move comes 24 hours after he and the First Lady tested positive for coronavirus.

The decision to take him to Walter Reed National Military Medical Centre was taken “out of an abundance of caution” according to The White House.

In a video statement published on Twitter, Trump said: “I want to thank everyone for their tremendous support. I’m going to Walter Reed hospital. I think I’m doing very well, but we’re going to make sure things work out. The First Lady is doing very well.

“So thank you very much. I appreciate it. I will never forget it. Thankyou.”

BBC reports: The White House said he was feeling “fatigued but in good spirits”.

Wearing a mask and suit, the president walked out across the White House lawn on Friday afternoon to his helicopter, Marine One, for the trip to hospital.

The news comes just over a month before presidential elections, where he will face Democratic challenger Joe Biden.

What is the White House saying?

A White House spokesperson said in a statement: “President Trump remains in good spirits, has mild symptoms, and has been working throughout the day.

“Out of an abundance of caution, and at the recommendation of his physician and medical experts, the president will be working from the presidential offices at Walter Reed for the next few days.

“President Trump appreciates the outpouring of support for both he and the first lady.”

Mr Trump’s symptoms include a low-grade fever, according to the BBC’s US partner, CBS News. 

Walter Reed, in the Washington DC suburbs, is one of America’s largest and most renowned military medical centres. It is where US presidents usually go for their annual check-ups.

White House communications director Alyssa Farah said the president had not transferred his powers to Vice-President Mike Pence. 

“The president is in charge,” she said.


  1. When Boris had it he went to hospital whilst his pregnant girlfriend who also had it stayed at home .He was put i to maximum security detention. She sta yr wd hone watching tele in bed. Melania probably doing her normal routine Donald has a slight temperature but rhey will insist hes seen being taken into rheir care .Like they did with Boris .Lets see how good their care is Lets see if Donald needs to go into mqximin securirt detention too ,whilst Melabia stays home watching tv Lets see if Donald rwcovers from his liw hrade temoerature a d if melania s temperature just is negated by her normal body function Like boris ‘s pregnant girlfriends did.Or will Donalds outcome be quite the opposite to normal ?

  2. I would never in this modern age take a dup into Bethesda or venture inti either Maryland or Virginia And that hospital would be absolutely a last resort They have to run teaching progrannes to actually educate their personnel in how to speak in plain language .You know what means .

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.