Donald Trump went by a actuality TV-like “medical evaluation” with Dr. Marc Siegel on Fox Information’ Tucker Carlson Tonight, and claimed that he was remedy free and that he was just lately retested for COVID-19.
“I haven’t found out numbers or anything yet, but I have been retested and I know that I am at either of the bottom of the scale or free,” Trump stated in his first on-camera interview since testing constructive for the coronavirus on Oct. 1.
However there nonetheless have been quite a lot of questions that have been unanswered, partially as a result of Siegel didn’t ask them. Chief amongst them was when Trump final examined adverse earlier than he examined constructive for the coronavirus final week. That’s info that the White Home has declined to launch.
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Trump’s look was billed as an on-camera “medical evaluation,” with Siegel asking concerning the president’s signs and restoration. However the section largely was a conventional interview.
“I feel really good. I feel very strong,” stated Trump, showing on the White Home as Siegel was in studio.
He stated that as of Friday morning, he was “medication free,” after taking a routine that included steroids and Regeneron, an antibody cocktail used to deal with the virus.
Trump stated that on the day he went to Walter Reed Navy Medical Heart, “I didn’t feel really strong.” He additionally stated that he knew “there was something a little bit off.”
“I would say [the symptoms] were more a weakness than anything else,” he stated.
The president did say that whereas in Walter Reed, his lungs have been examined with “incredible equipment.” “It tested good. Initially I think they had some congestion in there. But ultimately it tested good and with each day it got better,” he stated.
Trump additionally stated that he’ll donate his plasma, used to assist different COVID-19 sufferers, “if they want me to do it.”
Requested whether or not he had a way of how he contracted the virus, Trump stated, “I don’t know. They had some big events at the White House and perhaps there.”
“Nobody really knows for sure. Numerous people have contracted it, but, you know, people have contracted it all over the world,” he stated. “It’s highly contagious. That’s one thing you learn. This is a contagious disease.”
Trump is planning to talk at one other occasion on the White Home — from the balcony — on Saturday. The occasion on the South Garden is described as a “peaceful protest for law and order.”